The Red Romance Book

The Red Romance Book
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The Red Romance Book
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Now, in this book, we have made the old romances much shorter, keeping the liveliest parts, in which curious things happen. Some of the tales were first told in Iceland eight hundred years ago, and are mostly true and about real people. Some are from the ancient French romances of the adventures of Charlemagne, and his peers and paladins. Some are from later Italian poems of the same kind. ‘Cupid and Psyche’ is older, and so is the story of the man who was changed into a donkey. These are from an old Latin romance, written when people were still heathens, most of them. Some are about the Danes in England (of whom you may have heard), but there is not much history in them.

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How William of Palermo was carried off by the Werwolf
The Disenchantment of the Werwolf
The Slaying of Hallgerdas Husbands
The Death of Gunnar
Njals Burning
The Lady of Solace
Una and the Lion
How the Red Cross Knight slew the Dragon
Amys and Amyle
The Tale of the Cid
The Knight of the Sorrowful Countenance
The Adventure of the Two Armies who turned out to be Flocks of Sheep
The Adventure of the Boiling Lights
The Helmet of Mambrino
How Don Quixote was Enchanted while guarding the Castle
Don Quixotes Home-coming
The Meeting of Huon and Oberon, King of the Fairies
How Oberon saved Huon
Havelok and Goldborough
Cupid and Psyche
Sir Bevis the Strong
Ogier the Dane
How the Ass became a Man again
Guy of Warwick
How Bradamante conquered the Wizard
The Ring of Bradamante
The Fulfilling of the Prophecy
The Knight of the Sun
How the Knight of the Sun rescued his Father


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