The Romance of the Rose by Jean de Meun, Guillaume de Lorris (Paperback, 2008)

The Romance of the Rose by Jean de Meun, Guillaume de Lorris (Paperback, 2008) 'If any man or woman should ask what I wish this romanceto be called it is the Romance of the Rose in which the whole art of love is contained' Guillaume de Lorris's own introduction to his allegorical account of the progress of a courtly love affair gives no indication of the eventual scale and scope of the work which became the most popular and influential of all medieval romances In the hands of Jean de Meun who continued de Lorris's work it assumed vast proportions and embraced almost every aspect of medieval life from predestination to the right way to deal with premature hair-loss This new translation into modern English based on the French edition by Felix Lecoy is intended as much for the general reader as for students of French and English literature ABOUT THE SERIES For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features including expert introductions by leading authorities helpful notes to clarify the text up-to-date bibliographies for further study and much more
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