A Merchants Wife on Knights Adventure: Permutations of a Medieval Tale in German, Dutch, and English Chapbooks Around 1500 Myra J. Heerspink Scholz

ISBN: 9780820425733

Published: November 1st 1999

Hardcover

280 pages


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A Merchants Wife on Knights Adventure: Permutations of a Medieval Tale in German, Dutch, and English Chapbooks Around 1500  by  Myra J. Heerspink Scholz

A Merchants Wife on Knights Adventure: Permutations of a Medieval Tale in German, Dutch, and English Chapbooks Around 1500 by Myra J. Heerspink Scholz
November 1st 1999 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 280 pages | ISBN: 9780820425733 | 8.60 Mb

Popular among readers of early printed fiction was the story of a merchants wife who transformed the misfortune of exile into an opportunity for adventure. Using Boccaccios rendering as a backdrop, this study of four chapbook versions uncoversMorePopular among readers of early printed fiction was the story of a merchants wife who transformed the misfortune of exile into an opportunity for adventure.

Using Boccaccios rendering as a backdrop, this study of four chapbook versions uncovers links between the themes of the story - fortune, merchant ethics, and womens roles - and the concerns of early modern city dwellers. The author also focuses on the experimental quality of narrative prose in the early printing years.



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