The Romance of the Rose (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback – 1 Apr 1999
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
About the Author
Frances Horgan is a self-employed translator. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
About forty years later, Jean de Meun wrote a much longer continuation of the poem taking a far more scholastic approach and using the text as a site for academic and philosophical debate. One way, then, of reading the de Meun section is as an `anti-Guillaume' poem, critiquing the very concept of `courtly love'.
Horgan's translation is into free and flexible modern prose, making this poem eminently readable and accessible. The introduction, however, and notes are both fairly brief and confine themselves to scene-setting, and source notes.
This is worth reading on its own merits, but is also important as a cultural resource for later medieval romance such as Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde, and Elizabethan chivalric romance such as Spenser's The Faerie Queene. It's also an important context for court revels and pageants throughout the sixteenth century: the Siege of Love motif, especially, is one which is played out at various tournaments and masques at the courts of both Henry VIII and Elizabeth.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Did not enjoy this, I bought it as it was on my required reading list. Best price on Amazon.Published 8 months ago by Louise Connor
My dissertation has finally provided me with an opportunity to purchase my own copy of this book for my research. Read morePublished on 24 Mar. 2014 by Becky R.
I read about this poem when doing Chaucer for my English Lit degree back in the 70s, then again recently as part of a U3A philosophy group and so decided to buy it. Read morePublished on 19 Jun. 2011 by J. Taylor