Monday, August 1, 2016

Wright. Brandan: A Medieval Legend of the Sea

Today's free book is St. Brandan: A Medieval Legend of the Sea, in English Verse and Prose, edited by Thomas Wright.

This edition contains the metrical English life of Saint Brendan in Middle English, along with a prose life: Saynt Brandon, the holy man, was a monke, and borne in Yrlonde, and there he was an abbot of an hous wherein were a thousand monkes... As you can see, it is quite readable! The prose life begins on p. 35.

The book is available at Internet Archive, Hathi Trust, and Google Books.


The image is from a German account of the voyage.



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