Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 April 2008

600 Pages

ISBN: 9780199532582

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The English Romance in Time

Transforming Motifs from Geoffrey of Monmouth to the Death of Shakespeare

Helen Cooper

  • A study of how apparently timeless story motifs change over time, and can indeed be closely integrated with the processes of history
  • Focuses on the elements of story that have been perennially fascinating, including quests, magic, lost children, rudderless boats, and fairy mistresses
  • Takes a revisionary look at the question of women's desire