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Four Essays on Romance

Four Essays on Romance

Edited by Herschel C. Baker

ISBN 9780674314757

Publication date: 01/01/1971

In his Introduction, Herschel Baker writes, “Although Romance, the dominant genre of secular literature throughout the later Middle Ages, has prompted floods of scholarship and speculation, it still bristles with unanswered problems of origin, development, and even definition.”

Helaine Newstead contributes “Malory and Romance”; A. Bartlett Giamatti, “Spenser: From Magic to Miracle”; Norman Rabkin, “The Holy Sinner and the Confidence Man: Illusion in Shakespeare’s Romances”; and Barbara K. Lewalski, “Milton: Revaluations of Romance.”


  • Herschel C. Baker is Francis Lee Higginson Professor of English Literature, Harvard University.

Book Details

  • 96 pages
  • 5-1/2 x 8-3/8 inches
  • Harvard University Press