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
Play 01 01 Canto First Nathan
Play 02 02 Canto Second Nathan
Play 03 03 Canto Third Nathan
Play 04 04 Conclusion Nathan