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The Lais of Marie de France

The Lais of Marie de France

Marie de France Keith Busby Glyn S. Burgess
3.8/5 (6851 ratings)
This is a prose translation of the lais or poems attributed to Marie de France. Little is known of her but she was probably the Abbess of the abbey at Shaftesbury in the late 12th century, illegitimate daughter of Geoffrey Plantagenet and hence the half-sister of Henry II of England. It was to a king, and probably Henry II, that she dedicated these poems of adventure and love which were retellings of stories which she had heard from Breton minstrels. She is regarded as the most talented French poet of the medieval period.
Language
English
Pages
176
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Classics
Release
March 25, 1999
ISBN
0140447598
ISBN 13
9780140447590

The Lais of Marie de France

Marie de France Keith Busby Glyn S. Burgess
3.8/5 (6851 ratings)
This is a prose translation of the lais or poems attributed to Marie de France. Little is known of her but she was probably the Abbess of the abbey at Shaftesbury in the late 12th century, illegitimate daughter of Geoffrey Plantagenet and hence the half-sister of Henry II of England. It was to a king, and probably Henry II, that she dedicated these poems of adventure and love which were retellings of stories which she had heard from Breton minstrels. She is regarded as the most talented French poet of the medieval period.
Language
English
Pages
176
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Classics
Release
March 25, 1999
ISBN
0140447598
ISBN 13
9780140447590

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