Sir Torrent of Portingale

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Sir Torrent of Portingale

ISBN: 9781580442503

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Sir Torrent of Portingale is a romance written to entertain fifteenth-century audiences with action-packed tales of love and adventure. It is a story about the lovers Torrent, a young knight from Portugal, and Desonell, the feisty and resourceful daughter of a tyrannical king. Adventures include fights with dragons, giants, and savage beasts; perilous sea journeys; magic horses and swords; sieges and wars in the Holy Land. This new edition collates the surviving manuscript and print fragments with commentary and notes.

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Introduction
Sir Torrent of Portingale
Explanatory Notes
Textual Notes
Bibliography
Glossary

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James Wade is a Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge. He has published Fairies in Medieval Romance as well as articles on romance and related writings.

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2017

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Medieval Institute Publications