1st Edition

The Ballad

ISBN 9781138229365
Published January 17, 2019 by Routledge
114 Pages

USD $39.95

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Book Description

First published in 1979, this work presents the history of the ballad, including its origin, style, content and preservation. It explores how ballads have adapted and changed over time, particularly with the rise of mass literacy and printing and the decline in the oral tradition, and in doing so, demonstrates the versatility of the genre.

With separate indexes for names and ballad titles, this book will be a valuable resource to those studying English ballads and early modern and modern poetry.

Table of Contents

1. Origin of the ballads 2. Style of the ballads 3. Content of the ballads 4. The broadside ballads 5. Survival of the ballads; Bibliography; Index of ballad titles; Index of names

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