The Arthur of the English Poets

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CONTENTS
I. THE VIGOR OF THE ARTHURIAN LEGENDS1
II. THE HISTORICAL ARTHUR6
III. THE ARTHUR OF POPULAR STORY32
IV. THE CHRONICLES AND THE LAIS50
V. CHRÉTIEN DF, TROIES AND THE ROMANCES68
VI. MERLIN79
VII. LANCELOT84
VIII. THE HOLY GRAIL106
IX. THE GRAIL AND THE SWAN-KNIGHT143
X. TRISTRAM AND ISEULT153
XI. THE MOULDING OF THE LEGENDS175
XII. FROM LAYAMON TO MALORY197
XIII. SIR THOMAS MALORY218
XIV. CAXTON AND THE TRANSITION247
XV. SPENSER257
XVI. FROM SPENSER TO MILTON278
XVII. THE AGE OF PROSE AND REASON295
XVIII. THE LATER EIGHTEENTH CENTURY314
XIX. THE EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY335
XX. THE HIGH TIDE OF MEDIÆVALISM344
XXI. THE NEWER SPIRIT378
XXII. TENNYSON410
INDEX439

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents ix
  • The Arthur of English Poets I the Vigor of the Arthurian Legends 1
  • Iii the Arthur of Popular Story 32
  • Iv the Chronicles and the Lais 50
  • Vi Merlin 79
  • Vii Lancelot 84
  • Viii the Holy Grail 106
  • Ix the Grail and the Swan-Knight 143
  • X Tristram and Iseult 153
  • Xi the Moulding of the Legends 175
  • Xiii Sir Thomas Malory 197
  • Xiv Caxton and the Transition 247
  • Xvi from Spenser to Milton 278
  • Xvii the Age of Prose and Reason 295
  • Xviii the Later Eighteenth Century 314
  • Xix the Early Nineteenth Century 335
  • Xx the High Tide of MediÆvalism 344
  • Xxi the Newer Spirit 378
  • Xxii Tennyson 410
  • Index 439
  • Index 441
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