The Bridal of Triermain

Sir Walter SCOTT (1771 - 1832)

Scott's The Bridal of Triermain is a rhymed, romantic, narrative poem which weaves together elements of popular English legend using dramatic themes.

This beautiful poem celebrates the exploits of a knight errant - Sir Roland De Vaux - as he seeks to rescue (and hopefully espouse) a beautiful maiden, Gyneth. Gyneth is the illegitimate daughter of King Arthur: doomed by Merlin 500 years previously to an enchanted sleep inside a magic castle. The enchantment can only be broken by a rescuer both brave and noble enough to overcome the temptations used successively to distract and overcome him, namely: fear, wealth, pleasure and pride.

(Introduction by Godsend)

Genre(s): Narratives

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 Introduction Nathan
00:07:45
Play 01 01 Canto First Nathan
00:22:30
Play 02 02 Canto Second Nathan
00:39:03
Play 03 03 Canto Third Nathan
00:51:10
Play 04 04 Conclusion Nathan
00:03:25