Aucassin and Nicolete [Nicolette]

By: Child, Harold (Translator)

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Book Condition: Very Good


Spine a bit toned, boards lightly rubbed & soiled, small dealer bookplate on front endpaper. 1911 Hard Cover. xliii, 132 pp. 10 x 7 3/4. 4to. Original cream cloth, navy blue titles & borders, light blue printed design on front cover & spine, gilt page borders. Color frontispiece & 5 color illustrations by A. Anderson. Third translation of this work into English, following those of Edward FitzGerald and Andrew Lang. Aucassin et Nicolette is a medieval French chantefable, or combination of prose and verse (literally, a 'sung story'), similar to a prosimetrum. It is the only known chantefable from what was once a very popular literary tradition, and it is from this work the term chantefable was coined in its concluding lines: 'No cantefable prent fin' ('Our chantefable is drawing to a close'). Stylistically, the chantefable combines elements of the chanson de geste (e.g., The Song of Roland), lyric poems, and courtly novels — literary forms already well-established by the twelfth century. The work probably dates from the early 13th century, and is known from only one surviving manuscript dating from the later part of the century. The work's authorship is unknown. It is generally considered a roman d'adventure, or a romantic work of action and adventure.

Title: Aucassin and Nicolete [Nicolette]

Author: Child, Harold (Translator)

Illustrator: Anderson, A.

Categories: Continental, Trade & Signed Bindings,

Publisher: Adam and Charles Black: 1911

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 1809410

Keywords: CLASSICS WORLD LITERATURE FRENCH MEDIEVAL WORKS,