Coverart for item
The Resource The romance of the rose, Guillaume de Lorris, Jean de Meun; Edited by Frances Horgan

The romance of the rose, Guillaume de Lorris, Jean de Meun; Edited by Frances Horgan

Label
The romance of the rose
Title
The romance of the rose
Statement of responsibility
Guillaume de Lorris, Jean de Meun; Edited by Frances Horgan
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Biographical or historical data
Frances Horgan is a self-employed translator.
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
Dewey number
  • 841.1
  • 841.1
Index
no index present
Literary form
poetry
Series statement
Oxford world's classics
Summary expansion
'If any man or woman should ask what I wish this romance...to be called, it is the Romance of the Rose, in which the whole art of love is contained'. Guillaume de Lorris's own introduction to his allegorical account of the progress of a courtly love affair gives no indication of the eventual scale and scope of the work, which became the most popular and influential of all medieval romances. In the hands of Jean de Meun, who continued de Lorris's work, it assumed vast proportions and embraced almost every aspect of medieval life, from predestination to the right way to deal with premature hair-loss. This new translation into modern English, based on the French edition by Felix Lecoy, is intended as much for the general reader as for students of French and English literature. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more
Target audience
general
Label
The romance of the rose, Guillaume de Lorris, Jean de Meun; Edited by Frances Horgan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9780199540679
Dimensions
20x13x2 cm.
Extent
384 p.
Isbn
9780199540679
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The romance of the rose, Guillaume de Lorris, Jean de Meun; Edited by Frances Horgan
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9780199540679
Dimensions
20x13x2 cm.
Extent
384 p.
Isbn
9780199540679
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

Library Locations

    • Marylebone LibraryBorrow it
      9-11 New Cavendish Street, London, W1G 9UQ, GB
      51.5206496 -0.1506959
Processing Feedback ...