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  • Paladins and Princes
    as a faithful vassal of the monarchy but now on the return of the Franks he had called together all the wild mountaineers who acknowledged him as their chief and they occupied the heights of the mountains under which the army had to pass The main body of the troops met with no obstruction and received no intimation of danger but the rear guard which was considerably behind and encumbered with its plunder was overwhelmed by the mountaineers in the pass of Roncesvalles and slain to a man Some of the bravest of the Frankish chiefs perished on this occasion among whom is mentioned Roland or Orlando governor of the marches or frontier of Brittany His name became famous in after times and the disaster of Roncesvalles and death of Roland became eventually the most celebrated episode in the vast cycle of romance Thomas Bulfinch Legends of Charlemagne or Romance of the Middle Ages 1863 The Song of Roland is generally dated to the late eleventh century and tells the story of the betrayal and death of Roland in Frankish Hruodlandus nephew of Charlemagne in the Basque country of Roncesvalles In the Renaissaance the story of Roland formed the seed for two fantastical romances Orlando Innamorato Roland in Love 1495 by Matteo Maria Boiardo left unfinished at the author s death and a continuance Orlando Furioso Roland Enraged 1516 by Ludovico Ariosto The Song The Song of Roland the Charles Scott Moncrief translation 1919 at the Online Medieval and Classical Library at Berkeley The Song of Roland translated by John O Hagan c 1910 at The Internet Medieval Sourcebook The Song of Roland a prose translation by Jessie Crossland from In Parentheses PDF La Chanson de Roland in Old French at ABU Thoughts on Reading The Song of Roland an

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  • Legends - Paladins and Princes - Aucassin and Nicolette
    and Nicolette is full of interesting incidents and contains much true pathos and beautiful poetry The Dictionary of Phrase and Fable by E Cobham Brewer Texts and Contexts C est d Aucasin et de Nicolete a medieval chant fable a web essay with music and parallel texts in English and French from Julia Bolton Holloway with illustrations from a contemporary Picardian manuscript Li Livres dou Tresor written by Brunetto Latino New Aucassin and Nicolete translated by Andrew Lang 1895 from the 1910 David Nutt edition at the World Wide School Library New URL An unauthorized fine press edition of Lang s Aucassin and Nicolete was released in the U S by Thomas Bird Mosher the Pirate Prince of Publishing The case was tried for lack of applicable international law in the letters to the editor pages of The Crtic The letters are available online at the Mosher Press site at the University of Millersville Aucassin and Nicolette translated by Eugene Mason at Blackmask Online New Aucassin and Nicolette the charming 13th century French chantefable in a new English translation from A S Kline s Dante and Others Poetry and Prose New Aucassin and Nicolette a summary of the tale with

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  • Legends - Poets and Painters - Howard Pyle
    art and put it on the page for all to share Pyle was passionate about capturing drama in his work both his color paintings and his black and white drawings exhibit a theatrical sense of action and lighting Pyle was also passionately American and argued against the prevailing European dominance of artistic training Pyle began teaching art for free in 1896 his students included beloved artists Jessie Wilcox Smith N C Wyeth Frank Schoonover and Maxfield Parrish These artists and their students are collectively known as the Brandywine School and they redefined how generations of children picture bloodthirsty pirates noble queens and valiant knights Books by Howard Pyle The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood unillustrated electronic text at The Free Library Thirty three of the illustrations are available from the Robin Hood Project at the University of Rochester Howard Pyle s Book of Pirates at the World Wide School library The Story of the Champions of the Round Table 1905 tells the stories of Sir Lancelot Sir Tristram and Sir Percival The text and the complete illustrations at the Internet Sacred Text Archive s English Folklore collection New Fifteen of Pyle s Arthurian illustrations can be found under P at the Camelot Project at the University of Rochester The pictures are from The Lady of Shallot 1881 as well as Pyle s own The Story of King Arthur and His Knights The Story of the Champions of the Round Table and The Story of the Grail and the Passing of Arthur Men of Iron at Classic Reader A rousing tale of the Wars of the Roses and the source material for the 1954 film The Black Shield of Falworth New Howard Pyle A Story Artist features ten tales from Pyle s Twilight Land a collection of children s tales first

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  • Legends - Poets and Painters - William Morris
    dust jackets and rare images of small periodicals and private printings Tolkien co uk maintained by Tolkien s UK publishers HarperCollins includes a gallery of Tolkien s drawings from the volume J R R Tolkien Artist and Illustrator a biography and interviews Turgon s Bookshelf Reading Tolkien beyond The Lord of the Rings offers an introduction to Tolkien s other works part of TheOneRing net s Green Books site Exploring the Diverse Lands of Middle earth adapted from The Origins of Tolkien s Middle earth For Dummies at Dummies com Coming to know how much Middle earth owes to past European sagas legends and languages can only enhance appreciation of Tolkien s works and deepen understanding of their many lessons What s in the History of Middle earth Ninni M Pettersson s detailed list of the contents of the 12 volumes of Christopher Tolkien s History of Middle earth and Unfinished Tales at Mellonath Daeron the Language Guild of the Forodrim Learn Now the Lore Cent o Hedhellem An Examination of the Elven Tongues offers an excellent introduction to Tolkien s Elvish languages by Ostadan also at TheOneRing net s Green Books site Resources for Tolkienian Linguistics An Annotated Guide by Carl Hostetter at the Elvish Lingusitic Fellowship What Tolkien Really Did with the Sampo by Jonathan B Himes a scholarly article exploring Tolkien s reworking of the notion of the sampo of The Kalevala in devising the Silmarils originally published in Mythlore 22 4 Spring 2000 The Best Introduction to the Mountains an essay on Tolkien by World Fantasy Award winning author Gene Wolfe Currents in Criticism Tom Shippey s J R R Tolkien Author of the Century and a Look Back at Tolkien Criticism since 1982 by Michael D C Drout and Hilary Wynne at Envoi PDF A

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