A Middle English Reader and Vocabulary by Kenneth SisamA Middle English Reader and Vocabulary by Kenneth Sisam

A Middle English Reader and Vocabulary

byKenneth Sisam

Paperback | February 11, 2005

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This highly respected anthology of medieval English literature features numerous well-chosen extracts of poetry and prose, including popular tales from Arthurian legend and classical mythology, as well as the allegorical poem "Piers Plowman" and John Wycliffe's translation of the Bible. Includes notes on each extract, appendices, and an extensive glossary by J. R. R. Tolkien.
A writer of fantasies, Tolkien, a professor of language and literature at Oxford University, was always intrigued by early English and the imaginative use of language. In his greatest story, the trilogy The Lord of the Rings (1954--56), Tolkien invented a language with vocabulary, grammar, syntax, even poetry of its own. Though readers...
Title:A Middle English Reader and VocabularyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 8.5 × 5.38 × 0.68 inPublished:February 11, 2005Publisher:Dover PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0486440230

ISBN - 13:9780486440231

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