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    Bastardy as a Gifted Status in Chaucer and Malory (Studies in Mediaeval Literature) (Hardback) By (author) Jessica Lewis Watson

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    DescriptionThis study on bastardy in Chaucer or Malory, takes a feminist and new historical approach to the subject, applying an illuminating critical methodology to "The Canterbury Tales" and the "Morte D'Arthur". It shows that Chaucer is empowering illegitimacy by demonstrating that a woman born illegitimately, like the Miller's Wife, can nonetheless lead a normal life emotionally and financially. Malory goes even further, portraying important knights like Arthur, Torre, Borre, Elayne le Blank, Gylberte the Bastarde, Mordred, and Galahad as powerful bastards. The author draws attention to Malory's positive portrayal of the bloodlines, heredity, heraldry, and history, of the fine bastards in his Morte.


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    Title
    Bastardy as a Gifted Status in Chaucer and Malory
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jessica Lewis Watson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 100
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780773488755
    ISBN 10: 0773488758
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC subject category V2: DSC
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    DC20: 821.1
    BISAC V2.8: LIT014000, LIT004190, LIT004130
    LC classification: PR2047.W38
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
    Publication date
    01 April 1996
    Publication City/Country
    New York