By Robert Thomas Lambdin,Laura Lambdin
For centuries, debts of King Arthur and his court docket have interested historians, students, poets, and readers. every one age has additional 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 e-book examines how Arthurian legend used to be learn and rewritten in the course of that interval through 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 dying 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 keep on with are every one dedicated to a selected author's use of Arthurian fabric in an exploration of affection and loss of life. For Tennyson, love ends up in belief, and while belief is shattered, loss of life quickly follows. Arnold, nonetheless, advocates moderation, in order that the lack of a family member produces neither debilitating soreness nor just a gentle depression. Morris concentrates at the modifications among actual and non secular love, whereas Swinburne offers an international stricken by love and within which loss of life 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