Meeting Minds Global: Medieval Stories for Edwardian Children
The thirteenth-century Nibelungenlied features some staple ingredients of children’s stories: knights, a princess, a dragon, treasure. It also contains some distinctly non-child-friendly aspects, including a large amount of graphic violence. Undeterred, several nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century writers set about adapting it for English-speaking children. Mary Boyle will explore three of these attempts to child-proof the so-called German national epic.
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