English Literature at the Close of the Middle Ages

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EDITORS' NOTE

THIS half-volume and the half-volume on Chaucer and the Fifteenth Century together give a full treatment of English literature in the fifteenth century. For two reasons, however, Sir Edmund Chambers's book departs from the usual principle in this series of allotting a volume or half-volume to a particular period. The one is that the story of the medieval drama and the story of the ballad are better told without strict attention to the boundaries of time; and the other is that the editors have wished to give the author the opportunity of writing once more on subjects which have interested him in the past--the medieval drama, the carol and fifteenth-century lyric, and Malory. While the contents are more miscellaneous than elsewhere in the series, he has been able to give to the book the not inappropriate title, The Close of the Middle Ages.

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Table of contents

  • Oxford History of English Literature i
  • The Oxford History of English Literature ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Editors' Note v
  • Contents vi
  • I Medieval Drama 1
  • II The Carol and Fifteenth-Century Lyric 66
  • III Popular Narrative Poetry and the Ballad 122
  • IV Malory 185
  • Bibliography 206
  • Index 233
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