The Book of the Epic The World's Great Epics Told in Story
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The Book of the Epic The World's Great Epics Told in Story

By H. A. (Hélène Adeline) Guerber
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Table of Contents
  • THE BOOK OF THE EPIC
  • INTRODUCTION
    • CONTENTS
    • ILLUSTRATIONS
    • FOREWORD
    • THE BOOK OF THE EPIC
    • GREEK EPICS
    • THE ILIAD
    • THE ODYSSEY
    • LATIN EPICS
    • THE AENEID
    • FRENCH EPICS
    • THE SONG OF ROLAND[8]
    • AUCASSIN AND NICOLETTE
    • SPANISH EPICS
    • THE CID
    • PORTUGUESE EPICS
    • THE LUSIAD
    • ITALIAN EPICS
    • DIVINE COMEDY
    • PURGATORY
    • PARADISE
    • THE ORLANDOS
    • GERUSALEMME LIBERATA, OR JERUSALEM DELIVERED
    • EPICS OF THE BRITISH ISLES
    • BEOWULF[21]
    • THE ARTHURIAN CYCLE
    • ROBIN HOOD
    • THE FAERIE QUEENE
      • BOOK II. THE LEGEND OF SIR GUYON, OR OF TEMPERANCE
        • BOOK III. THE STORY OF BRITOMART,—CHASTITY
        • BOOK IV. LEGEND OF COMBEL AND TRIAMOND, OR OF FRIENDSHIP
        • BOOK V. THE LEGEND OF SIR ARTEGALL,—JUSTICE
        • BOOK VI. LEGEND OF SIR CALIDORE, OR OF COURTESY
      • BOOK III. THE STORY OF BRITOMART,—CHASTITY
      • BOOK IV. LEGEND OF COMBEL AND TRIAMOND, OR OF FRIENDSHIP
      • BOOK V. THE LEGEND OF SIR ARTEGALL,—JUSTICE
      • BOOK VI. LEGEND OF SIR CALIDORE, OR OF COURTESY
    • BOOK II. THE LEGEND OF SIR GUYON, OR OF TEMPERANCE
      • BOOK III. THE STORY OF BRITOMART,—CHASTITY
      • BOOK IV. LEGEND OF COMBEL AND TRIAMOND, OR OF FRIENDSHIP
      • BOOK V. THE LEGEND OF SIR ARTEGALL,—JUSTICE
      • BOOK VI. LEGEND OF SIR CALIDORE, OR OF COURTESY
    • BOOK III. THE STORY OF BRITOMART,—CHASTITY
    • BOOK IV. LEGEND OF COMBEL AND TRIAMOND, OR OF FRIENDSHIP
    • BOOK V. THE LEGEND OF SIR ARTEGALL,—JUSTICE
    • BOOK VI. LEGEND OF SIR CALIDORE, OR OF COURTESY
    • PARADISE LOST
      • Book I. After intimating he intends "no middle flight," but proposes to "justify the ways of God to man," Milton states the fall was due to the serpent, who, in revenge for being cast out of heaven with his hosts, induced the mother of mankind to sin. He adds how, hurled from the ethereal sky to the bottomless pit, Satan lands in a burning lake of asphalt. There, oppressed by the sense of lost happiness and lasting pain, he casts his eyes about him, and, flames making the darkness visible, beholds those enveloped in his doom suffering the same dire pangs. Full of immortal hate, unconquerable will, and a determination never to submit or yield, Satan, confident his companions will not fail him, and enriched by past experiences, determines to continue disputing the mastery of heaven from the Almighty.
    • Book I. After intimating he intends "no middle flight," but proposes to "justify the ways of God to man," Milton states the fall was due to the serpent, who, in revenge for being cast out of heaven with his hosts, induced the mother of mankind to sin. He adds how, hurled from the ethereal sky to the bottomless pit, Satan lands in a burning lake of asphalt. There, oppressed by the sense of lost happiness and lasting pain, he casts his eyes about him, and, flames making the darkness visible, beholds those enveloped in his doom suffering the same dire pangs. Full of immortal hate, unconquerable will, and a determination never to submit or yield, Satan, confident his companions will not fail him, and enriched by past experiences, determines to continue disputing the mastery of heaven from the Almighty.
    • PARADISE REGAINED
    • GERMAN EPICS
    • THE NIBELUNGENLIED[29]
    • STORY OF THE HOLY GRAIL
    • EPICS OF THE NETHERLANDS
    • SCANDINAVIAN EPICS
    • THE VOLSUNGA SAGA[34]
    • RUSSIAN AND FINNISH EPICS
    • THE KALEVALA, OR THE LAND OF HEROES
    • THE EPICS OF CENTRAL EUROPE AND OF THE BALKAN PENINSULA
    • HEBREW AND EARLY CHRISTIAN EPICS
    • ARABIAN AND PERSIAN EPICS
    • THE SHAH-NAMEH, OR EPIC OF KINGS
    • INDIAN EPICS
    • THE RAMAYANA
    • THE MAHABHARATA
    • THE STORY OF THE DELUGE
    • THE STORY OF NALA AND DAMAYANTI
    • THE STORY OF SAVITRI AND SATYAVAN
    • CHINESE AND JAPANESE POETRY
    • AMERICAN EPICS
    • INDEX OF NAMES
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