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The Resource Robert the devil : the first modern English translation of Robert le diable, an anonymous French romance of the thirteenth century, prepared by Samuel N. Rosenberg

Robert the devil : the first modern English translation of Robert le diable, an anonymous French romance of the thirteenth century, prepared by Samuel N. Rosenberg

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Robert the devil : the first modern English translation of Robert le diable, an anonymous French romance of the thirteenth century
Title
Robert the devil
Title remainder
the first modern English translation of Robert le diable, an anonymous French romance of the thirteenth century
Statement of responsibility
prepared by Samuel N. Rosenberg
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Language
  • eng
  • fro
  • eng
Summary
  • "English translation of an anonymous thirteenth-century French poem in which a woman desperate to bear a child appeals to the devil for help. Originally written in octosyllabic rhymed couplets, this translation uses free verse"--Provided by publisher
  • "The thirteenth-century French romance Robert le Diable is a tale of supernatural birth and spiritual redemption. Robert is born after his mother, a childless noblewoman, calls upon Satan to help her concieve. His wicked behavior as a boy and, later, as a young man is so brutal that one day Robert prevails upon his mother to reveal the secret of his birth. Upon learning the truth, he leaves his privileged home in Normandy to seek salvation. Robert's lengthy penance--under the aegis of the Pope and a pious hermit--begins wiith his acting as a mute fool in the Roman Emperor's court and ends with his sainthood. In between he plays the hero's role in defeating the Turks in battle and turns down the hand of the Emperor's daughter in marriage, choosing instead to return to the hermit's abode. Extraordinarily influential in the seven hundred years after its creation, the legend of Robert le Diable generated new versions in various langauges, ranging from sixteenth-century English adaptations by Wynken de Worde and Thomas Lodge to Giacomo Meyerbeer's esteemed 1831 opera. Framed by a thoughtful introduction and thorough bibliography, this accessible translation renders the original octosyllabic rhymed couplets of the metrical Old French romance in energetic free verse"--Page 4 of cover
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PSt/DLC
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Roman de Robert le Diable
Dewey number
841/.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ1516.R7
LC item number
R67 2018
Literary form
poetry
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bibliography
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Rosenberg, Samuel N.
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Robert the devil : the first modern English translation of Robert le diable, an anonymous French romance of the thirteenth century, prepared by Samuel N. Rosenberg
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"This translation uses the critical edition of the Old French text prepared by Eilert Løseth; Robert le diable: roman d'aventures, Société des anciens textes français (Paris: Firmin Didot, 1903)"--Title page verso
Bar code
31223125611401
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
157 pages
Isbn
9780271080161
Lccn
2017035792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1004957246
Label
Robert the devil : the first modern English translation of Robert le diable, an anonymous French romance of the thirteenth century, prepared by Samuel N. Rosenberg
Publication
Note
"This translation uses the critical edition of the Old French text prepared by Eilert Løseth; Robert le diable: roman d'aventures, Société des anciens textes français (Paris: Firmin Didot, 1903)"--Title page verso
Bar code
31223125611401
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
157 pages
Isbn
9780271080161
Lccn
2017035792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1004957246

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