On the Middle English Metrical Romance of Emare (Classic Reprint)

byAlfred Bradly Gough

Paperback | September 1, 2018

On the Middle English Metrical Romance of Emare (Classic Reprint) by Alfred Bradly Gough
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The primitive form of the saga may be reconstructed by a careful comparison of the versions. In barest outline it was probably much as follows. A prince whose wife is dead desires to marry his daughter. On her refusal, her hands are cut off, and she flees with treasure to a foreign land. A young king hunting in a forest finds her, and marries her. During his absence in the wars she bears him a son (or two children). A traitor (generally her mother-in-law) forges a letter to the husband saying that the queen has borne a monster, and also, seeing that this produces no effect, forges a reply ordering the mother and child to be exposed or burnt. They are banished (in many versions, put in the sea), and protected in their exile' by a stranger. The queen's hands are restored. The husband on his return discovers the treachery, and burns the traitor. He ultimately rejoins his lost family. (afterwards the heroine is reconciled to her repentant father).

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Title:On the Middle English Metrical Romance of Emare (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.15 inPublished:September 1, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:133204414X

ISBN - 13:9781332044146

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