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The Ballad

1st Edition

By Alan Bold

Routledge

110 pages

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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

About the Series

The Critical Idiom Reissued

This set of 37 volumes is a revival of the original Critical Idiom series. First published between 1969 and 1979, the volumes in this series provide concise and accessible introductions to a range of critical terms which are key to the study of literature. This set will be a valuable resource for students working with complex literary terminology.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT004120
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
LIT014000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Poetry
LIT022000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
LIT024010
LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 16th Century
LIT024020
LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 17th Century
LIT024030
LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 18th Century
LIT024040
LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 19th Century
LIT025000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / General