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Weston, Jessie L. (Jessie Laidlay) 1850-1928

Overview
Works: 139 works in 831 publications in 6 languages and 11,882 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romances  Legends  Stories, plots, etc  Poetry  History  Fiction  Arthurian romances  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor
Classifications: PN686.G7, 398.22
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Most widely held works by Jessie L Weston
From ritual to romance by Jessie L Weston( Book )

101 editions published between 1920 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the Grail legend explores the saga's Gnostic roots and its relationship to ancient nature cults that associated the physical condition of the king with the productivity of the land
The quest of the Holy Grail by Jessie L Weston( Book )

46 editions published between 1913 and 2011 in English and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty years of Arthurian scholarship are distilled in this 1913 study of one of the Western world's most enduring symbols. Was the Holy Grail the cup Jesus drank from at the Last Supper? The vessel in which Joseph of Arimethea received the blood of Christ? Or was it something else? Weston argues that the Grail legend is actually nature worship passed on as mystery and tradition
Romance, vision & satire; English alliterative poems of the fourteenth century by Jessie L Weston( Book )

25 editions published between 1912 and 2011 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The richness and beauty of medieval English poetry comes alive in this collection of fourteenth-century poems rendered into modern verse by the scholar Jessie L. Weston. These poems, including the classics Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Morte Arthure, are extraordinarily good tales, told extraordinarily well, of an era long past
The three days' tournament; a study in romance and folk-lore, being an appendix to the author's Legend of Sir Lancelot by Jessie L Weston( Book )

28 editions published between 1902 and 2015 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legend of Sir Perceval; studies upon its origin, development, and position in the Arthurian cycle by Jessie L Weston( Book )

52 editions published between 1906 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legend of Sir Gawain; studies upon its original scope and significance by Jessie L Weston( Book )

34 editions published between 1897 and 2016 in English and German and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book from the late 19th century is an analysis of the Arthurian tale of Sir Gawain and its importance in the legend's history
The legend of Sir Lancelot du Lac; studies upon its origin, development, and position in the Arthurian romantic cycle by Jessie L Weston( Book )

31 editions published between 1901 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The romance cycle of Charlemagne and his peers by Jessie L Weston( Book )

27 editions published between 1901 and 2010 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; [a Middle-English Arthurian romance retold in modern prose by Jessie L Weston( Book )

54 editions published between 1894 and 2016 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This prose rendering of a poem from the late fourteenth century (or earlier) recounts an adventure undertaken by King Arthur's famous nephew, Sir Gawain. Brave and chivalrous, faithful to his word and ever-mindful of his honor, as well as others', Gawain represents the model of knightly grace. When a gigantic stranger clad in green armor bursts in on the Round Table assembly to issue a challenge, the gallant Gawain volunteers to do battle for his king. This parable blends paganistic elements and Christian ethics to celebrate the virtue of forgiveness, and it is frequently assigned to classes in literature and history because of its short length and its excellent representation of chivalric tradition. Unabridged republication of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: A Middle-English Arthurian Romance Retold in Modern Prose, originally published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1909
The legends of the Wagner drama : studies in mythology and romance by Jessie L Weston( Book )

34 editions published between 1896 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The groundbreaking operas of Richard Wagner (1813 1883) changed the nature of the form. In Legends of the Wagner Drama, Weston examines the relationship of Wagner's grand operas including Der Ring des Nibelungen, or the Ring cycle, and Parsifal to the literary and legendary sources upon which they were founded
King Arthur and his knights; a survey of Arthurian romance by Jessie L Weston( Book )

31 editions published between 1899 and 2011 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This brief 1899 introduction to the study of Arthurian literature, penned by folklorist Jessie L. Weston has long been a favorite introduction to the subject for scholars and young students. Fourth in the series Popular Studies in Mythology, Romance and Folklore
Guingamor, Lanval, Tyolet, le Bisclaveret by Marie( Book )

25 editions published between 1900 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romance, vision & satire by Jessie L Weston( Book )

3 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morien by Jessie L Weston( Book )

19 editions published between 1901 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portion of a Perceval romance known only in this metrical version which forms part of the so-called Dutch Lancelot
Sir Gawain at the Grail Castle by Jessie L Weston( Book )

18 editions published between 1903 and 1995 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Cleges. Sir Libeaus Desconus by Jessie L Weston( Book )

14 editions published between 1902 and 1996 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Gawain and the Lady of Lys by Jessie L Weston( Book )

15 editions published between 1907 and 2015 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Medieval Poem about Courage and Courtesy"And wonder, dread and war / have lingered in that land / where loss and love in turn / have held the upper hand." - Jessie L. Weston, Sir Gawain and the Green KnightA Green Knight challenges everyone at the Round Table to cut off his head. Sir Gawain, the nephew of King Arthur, accepts the challenge and manages to decapitate the knight. What comes next surprises everybody: the Green Knight rises, picks up his head and warns Sir Gawain that next year it will be his turn. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes
 
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From ritual to romance
Alternative Names
Jessie Weston British folklorist

Jessie Weston Brits essayiste (1850-1928)

Jessie Weston saggista britannica

Laidlay Weston, Jessie 1850-1928

Laidley Weston, Jessie 1850-1928

Weston, Jessie

Weston, Jessie L.

Weston, Jessie L. 1850-1928

Weston, Jessie Laidlay.

Weston, Jessie Laidlay 1850-1928

ウェストン, J. L

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The quest of the Holy GrailThe legend of Sir Perceval; studies upon its origin, development, and position in the Arthurian cycleSir Gawain and the Green Knight; [a Middle-English Arthurian romance retold in modern proseThe legends of the Wagner drama : studies in mythology and romanceGuingamor, Lanval, Tyolet, le BisclaveretSir Gawain at the Grail CastleSir Gawain and the Lady of Lys