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By Robert Thomas Lambdin,Laura Lambdin
For centuries, bills of King Arthur and his court docket have involved historians, students, poets, and readers. every one age has extra fabric to mirror its personal cultural attitudes, yet no period has supplemented the sooner types greater than the poets of the Medieval Revival of nineteenth-century England. This ebook examines how Arthurian legend was once learn and rewritten in the course of that interval by means of 4 enduring writers: Alfred Lord Tennyson, Matthew Arnold, William Morris, and Algernon Charles Swinburne. whereas different works have checked out Arthurian legend in mild of nineteenth-century social stipulations, this quantity makes a speciality of how those poets approached love and loss of life of their works, and the way the legend of Arthur formed their vision.
An introductory bankruptcy strains Arthurian legend from its inception. The chapters that persist with are each one dedicated to a selected author's use of Arthurian fabric in an exploration of affection and demise. For Tennyson, love results in belief, and whilst belief is shattered, loss of life quickly follows. Arnold, nevertheless, advocates moderation, in order that the lack of a friend produces neither debilitating anguish nor just a gentle depression. Morris concentrates at the variations among actual and non secular love, whereas Swinburne offers a global stricken by love and within which demise is the single release.
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Camelot in the Nineteenth Century: Arthurian Characters in the Poems of Tennyson, Arnold, Morris, and Swinburne: Arthurian Characters in the Poems of Tennyson, ... to the Study of World Literature) by Robert Thomas Lambdin,Laura Lambdin