Title:The Kingis Quair - Clarendon Medieval and Tudor Series
C.S. Lewis called the Kingis Quair 'the first modern book of love.' Published in Scotland in the late 18th century, the poem slowly established itself as a work of delicate Chaucerian style, elegance of sentiment, and originality of feeling. The present edition establishes its royal authorship and argues that the poem's genius lies in its artful blending of various elements in Chaucer and Lydgate into a charming and harmonious exploitation of personal experience, observation of nature, religious and philosophical inside, and dream adventure...
Second hand Hardback