The History of the Valiant Knight Arthur of Little Britain: A Romance of Chivalry; Originally Translated From the French (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The History of the Valiant Knight Arthur of Little Britain: A Romance of Chivalry; Originally Translated From the French

Tm: Old Romance of Arthur of Little Britain has strong claims on the attention of those who are attached to this species of com position. In the incidents, although devoid of historical accuracy, we discover strong traces of invention; and the continual references to the habits and customs of the ages of chivalry, afford a clear and amusing comment on the usages of that very interesting period. To the English reader, the translation, of which the following is an accurate reprint, particularly recommends itself, as it was made by Lord Berners, whose valuable Version of Frois sart's Chronicles, together with other works, has rendered his name deservedly dear to the admirers of our early literature. This, from his prologue, would appear to be one of his first productions; but, on the other hand, it seems to indicate less adoption of French words, or rather a more full acquaintance with the English lan guage, than his Froissart: at all events it discovers the same unaffected energy of composition, and elegant simplicity of style, which characterize that, his greatest work.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - John Bourchier Berners

Hardback

Published Date - August 27 2019

ISBN - 9780266881353

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 4 cm

Page Count - 684

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