Guillaume De Palerne: An English Translation of the 12th Century French Verse Romance

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The romance Guillaume de Paris represents the fullest treatment of the medieval werewolf tale: the small child Guillaume, prince of Sicily, is kidnapped by a werewolf who, years later, helps Guillaume win his love and overcome his enemies. It then transpires that the werewolf is in fact the bewitched son of the King of Spain. This volume presents a modern English verse translation of the romance, lightly annotated, preceded by an introductory discussion of the identity of the mysterious poet, its literary context and the cultural milieu from which it came, arguing that it was written towards the end of the 12th century (possibly by a crusader) and dedicated to the great literary patron Countess Yolande of Flanders.

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Leslie A. Sconduto is a French professor at Bradley University. Her previous work includes a study of the literature that created the traditional image of the werewolf as a savage beast. She lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

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"[Sconduto] has made the fascinating story of Guillaume de Palerme better known, for which she is to be commended"--French Review.

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