The romance of Degaré

The romance of Degaré

Anon.

late 15th century

England

Manuscript

This manuscript is closely linked with MS. Douce 326, containing Amis and Amiloun. While they are now bound separately, it is very likely that they once formed one volume or collection of booklets. The scribe who copies Degaré signs himself 'John Bygge' later in the manuscript. Degaré tells the story of a girl who is separated from her parents in the woods. There she is raped by a fairy-knight, who gives her a sword with a broken point. She gives birth to a baby boy, and takes him to be brought up by a hermit. Once he has grown up, Degaré goes in search of his family, and eventually fights a stranger, who turns out to be his own father.

Comments

04/03/2012

Susan Miliband

It is true Romance is very hard to find, the Love story of Jane Eyre and Edward Rochester is very touching! If you fall in Love with a right person, you will have a wonderful feeling and it will last forever! If you fall in Love with a wrong person, it will make your life miserable!

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