The Development of Arthurian Romance.

Author / Editor
Loomis, Roger Sherman.

The Development of Arthurian Romance.

London: Hutchinson University Library, 1963.
New York: Harper Torchbooks, 1964.

Physical Description
199 pp.

Comments on several thematic concerns as they occur in Chaucer's works as well as in Arthurian tradition (pity, renunciation of the world, etc.) and summarizes scholarship pertaining to the Auchinleck MS as a source for Th; also discusses WBT as a "tale of faerie" rooted in Celtic tradition but most interesting as a "self-revelation" of the Wife of Bath.

Chaucer Subjects
Background and General Criticism
Tale of Sir Thopas
Sources, Analogues, and Literary Relations
Wife of Bath and Her Tale