A Companion to Old and Middle English Literature


This reference is a comprehensive overview of Old and Middle English literature with chapters focusing on particular genres, such as: Allegorical Verse; Balladry; Beast Fable; Chronicle; Debate Poetry; Epic and Heroic; Lyric; Middle English Parody/Burlesque; Religious and Allegorical Verse; and Romance. Expert contributors define the primary characteristics of each genre and discuss relevant literary works. Chapters provide extensive reviews of scholarship and close with detailed bibliographies. A more thorough bibliography of major scholarly studies closes the book.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Robert Thomas Lambdin
  • Laura Cooner Lambdin
  • Gwendolyn Morgan
  • Scott Lightsey
  • Brian Gastle
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2002


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