Reynard the Fox

Reynard the Fox

"This book describes an extraordinary and exciting fox-hunt - a search for medieval carvings and drawings of the fox in churches, museums, and libraries throughout England.

Author: Kenneth Varty

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ISBN: UOM:39015039463180

Category: Art, Medieval

Page: 169

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"This book describes an extraordinary and exciting fox-hunt - a search for medieval carvings and drawings of the fox in churches, museums, and libraries throughout England. Dr. Varty's main purpose is to show that, despite the paucity of literary evidence, Reynard the Fox was indeed well-known in medieval England. The author and his helpers, forming, as he says, 'an unusual pack of hounds,' managed to flush from cover an impressively large number of foxes in widely scattered parts of the country - foxes in wood or stone carvings, in stained and painted glass, and in murals and miniatures. So closely and clearly related are these foxes to those in contemporary continental literature that they abundantly sustain Dr. Varty's thesis." -- Book jacket.
Categories: Art, Medieval

Reynard the Fox

Reynard the Fox

edited by Kenneth Varty Reynard the Fox and his confrontations with other named animals were a common feature of Latin and vernacular Beast Epics throughout the medieval period.

Author: Elaine C. Block

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1571817379

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 298

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edited by Kenneth Varty Reynard the Fox and his confrontations with other named animals were a common feature of Latin and vernacular Beast Epics throughout the medieval period.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Reynard the Fox

Reynard the Fox

Author: Thomas W. Best

Publisher: Boston : Twayne Publishers

ISBN: 0805765204

Category: Foxes

Page: 178

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Categories: Foxes

Reynard the Fox

Reynard the Fox

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Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:N12063644

Category: Engraving

Page: 81

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Categories: Engraving

Reynard the Fox

Reynard the Fox

Author: John Masefield

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465512024

Category: Fox hunting

Page: 87

View: 632

Categories: Fox hunting

Reynard the Fox

Reynard the Fox

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:N10277841

Category: Fables

Page: 320

View: 491

Categories: Fables

The History of Reynard the Fox

The History of Reynard the Fox

Author: William Caxton

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ISBN: NYPL:33433082512801

Category: Authors' presentation copies (Provenance)

Page: 346

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Categories: Authors' presentation copies (Provenance)

Reynard the Fox A New Translation

Reynard the Fox  A New Translation

As James Simpson, one of the world’s leading scholars of medieval literature, notes in his introduction, with translations in every major European language and twenty-three separate editions between 1481 and 1700 in England alone, the ...

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Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9781631490378

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

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One of the greatest characters of medieval literature, the trickster Reynard the Fox, comes to life in this rollicking new translation. What do a weak lion king, a grief-stricken rooster, a dim-witted bear, and one really angry wolf have in common? The answer is they’ve all been had by one sly fox named Reynard. Originally bursting forth from Europe in the twelfth century, Reynard the Fox—a classic trickster narrative centered on a wily and gleefully amoral fox and his numerous victims in the animal kingdom—anticipated both Tex Avery and The Prince by showing that it’s better to be clever than virtuous. However, where The Prince taught kings how to manipulate their subjects, Reynard the Fox demonstrated how, in a world of ruthless competition, clever subjects could outwit both their rulers and enemies alike. In these riotous pages, Reynard lies, cheats, or eats anyone and anything that he crosses paths with, conning the likes of Tybert the Cat, Bruin the Bear, and Bellin the Ram, among others. Reynard's rapacious nature and constant "stealing and roving" eventually bring him into conflict with the court of the less-than-perceptive Noble the Lion and the brutal Isengrim the Wolf, pitting cunning trickery against brute force. Unlike the animal fables of Aesop, which use small narratives to teach schoolboy morality, Reynard the Fox employs a dark and outrageous sense of humor to puncture the hypocritical authority figures of the “civilized” order, as the rhetorically brilliant fox outwits all comers by manipulating their bottomless greed. As James Simpson, one of the world’s leading scholars of medieval literature, notes in his introduction, with translations in every major European language and twenty-three separate editions between 1481 and 1700 in England alone, the Reynard tales were ubiquitous. However, despite its immense popularity at the time, this brains-over-brawn parable largely disappeared. Now, for the first time in over a century, the fifteenth-century version of Reynard the Fox reemerges in this rollicking translation. Readers both young and old will be delighted by Reynard’s exploits, as he excels at stitching up the vain, pompous, and crooked and escapes punishment no matter how tight the noose. Highlighted by new illustrations by Edith E. Newman, Simpson's translation of the late Middle English Caxton edition restores this classic as a part of a vital tradition that extends all the way to Br’er Rabbit, Bugs Bunny, and even Itchy & Scratchy. As Stephen Greenblatt writes in his foreword, Reynard is the "animal fable's version of Homer's Odysseus, the man of many wiles," proving that in a dog-eat-dog world the fox reigns supreme.
Categories: Literary Collections

Reynard the Fox

Reynard the Fox

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations.

Author: Emma Louise Smythe

Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press

ISBN: 0344308650

Category:

Page: 134

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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Reynard the Fox After the German Version of Goethe

Reynard the Fox  After the German Version of Goethe

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 1376494280

Category:

Page: 376

View: 221

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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Reynard the Fox

Reynard the Fox

"Based on William Caxton's bestselling 1481 English translation of the Middle Dutch, this edition is an imaginative retelling of the Reynard story, expanded with new interpretations and innovative language and characterizations"--Publisher ...

Author: Anne Louise Avery

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ISBN: 1851245553

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 464

View: 531

Reynard--a subversive, dashing, anarchic, aristocratic, witty fox from the watery lowlands of medieval East Flanders--is in trouble. He has been summoned to the court of King Noble the Lion, charged with all manner of crimes and misdemeanors. How will he pit his wits against his accusers--greedy Bruin the Bear, pretentious Courtoys the Hound, and dark and dangerous Isengrim the Wolf--to escape the gallows? Reynard was once the most popular and beloved character in European folklore, as familiar as Robin Hood, King Arthur, or Cinderella. His character spoke eloquently for the voiceless and disenfranchised, but also amused and delighted the elite, capturing hearts and minds across borders and societal classes for centuries. Based on William Caxton's bestselling 1481 English translation of the Middle Dutch, this edition is an imaginative retelling of the Reynard story, expanded with new interpretations and innovative language and characterizations. With its themes of protest, resistance, and duplicity led by a personable, anti-heroic Fox, this gripping tale is as relevant and controversial today as it was in the fifteenth century.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Reynard Renart Reinaert

Reynard  Renart  Reinaert

Author: Kenneth Varty

Publisher: Leiden University Press

ISBN: IND:30000064973963

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 353

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Struck by the richness of medieval animal epic on the Continent and its paucity in England until Caxton's translation from the Dutch, the author went in search of iconographic evidence of that epic in pre-Caxton England. His findings constitute a new study of the illustration of English fox lore and Reynard the Fox stories during the Middle Ages. The book also includes a brief survey of developments in post-medieval times. It emerges that the fictional foxes of England may have descended from French Renarts, who later assimilated traits of Dutch Reinaerts. With over 250 illustrations, many of recently discovered material, the book is divided into sections dealing with typical episodes (e.g. the fox's trial for rape, his "death" and "resurrection") as well as the ongoing fortunes of Wynkyn de Worde's 1495 cycle of woodcuts, which were clearly inspired by those of the Haarlem Master.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Reynard the Fox and Other Fables

Reynard the Fox and Other Fables

Adapted from La Fontaine, 18 fables recount the adventures of a wily fox and other animals. Striking color images enhance "The Tortoise and the Hare," "The City Mouse and the Country Mouse," and more.

Author: W. T. Larned

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486798639

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 157

Adapted from La Fontaine, 18 fables recount the adventures of a wily fox and other animals. Striking color images enhance "The Tortoise and the Hare," "The City Mouse and the Country Mouse," and more.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Reynard the Fox

Reynard the Fox

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Publisher: Minedition

ISBN: 9781662650062

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

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The animals complain to King Noble about the misdeeds of Reynard the fox. The king orders him brought in to answer for his crimes, but Reynard tricks and humiliates the messengers and stays at home. Finally Grimbert the badger convinces Reynard to appear before the court, where he wins over the queen with his own tale of woe, and goes back home free and having been made a close adviser to the king.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Reynard the Fox

Reynard the Fox

. . A gritty adventure that playfully blends suspense with humor, Reynard the Fox is the first in a forthcoming series of books by debut author David R. Witanowski.

Author: David R. Witanowski

Publisher:

ISBN: 0578087774

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

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In a city full of thieves, there are none better than the wily Reynard: a skilled cat burglar, con artist, and master of disguise who preys on the wealthy and powerful. But even a man of Reynard's talents can make a mistake, especially when there's a beautiful woman involved. Now Reynard must embark upon a perilous expedition to steal a fabled gem, accompanied by a motley crew of mercenaries, pirates, and hired killers, each of whom could prove to be deadlier than the voyage itself- and none more so than the mysterious Isengrim, a cold-hearted warrior whose swordsmanship is second to none . . . A gritty adventure that playfully blends suspense with humor, Reynard the Fox is the first in a forthcoming series of books by debut author David R. Witanowski.
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