French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France

Marie de FRANCE (12th centu - ), translated by Eugene MASON ( - )

The tales included in this little book of translations are derived mainly from the "Lays" of Marie de France. I do not profess them to be a complete collection of her stories in verse. The ascription varies. Poems which were included in her work but yesterday are withdrawn to-day, and new matter suggested by scholars to take the place of the old. I believe it to be, however, a far fuller version of Marie's "Lays" than has yet appeared, to my knowledge, in English. Marie's poems are concerned chiefly with love. To complete my book I have added two famous mediaeval stories on the same excellent theme. This, then, may be regarded as a volume of French romances, dealing, generally, with one aspect of mediaeval life. (Summary by Eugene Mason, from his preface to Lays of Marie de France)

Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales, Romance

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction Linda Hogan
00:25:44
Play 01 Prologue by Way of Dedication Linda Hogan
00:03:40
Play 02 The Lay of Gugemar Alisson Veldhuis
00:38:32
Play 03 The Lay of The Dolorous Knight Alisson Veldhuis
00:11:37
Play 04 The Lay of Eliduc Barry O'Neill
00:56:08
Play 05 The Lay of The Nightengale Linda Hogan
00:08:16
Play 06 The Lay of Sir Launfal Barry O'Neill
00:32:44
Play 07 The Lay of The Two Lovers Linda Hogan
00:11:41
Play 08 The Lay of The Were-Wolf Linda Hogan
00:15:40
Play 09 The Lay of the Ash Tree Barry O'Neill
00:22:43
Play 10 The Lay of The Honeysuckle Linda Hogan
00:05:46
Play 11 The Lay of Equitan Bellona Times
00:14:24
Play 12 The Lay of Milon haggisreflux
00:22:40
Play 13 The Lay of Yonec Barry O'Neill
00:26:20
Play 14 The Lay of The Thorn Linda Hogan
00:22:22
Play 15 The Lay of Graelent Ted Garvin
00:23:58
Play 16 A Story of Beyond The Sea TriciaG
01:04:36
Play 17 The Chatelaine of Vergi Barry O'Neill
00:42:34