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Concerning Geffray Teste Noire

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The first volume of poetry to be identified as Pre-Raphaelite, William Morris’s Defence of Guenevere was published when its author was only 24. Its medieval themes, based on Morris’s readings in Malory and Froissart, masked and enabled its stark portrayals of violence, pain, idealism, and frustrated love. This edition makes available "Concerning Geffray Teste Noire," a dramatic monologue based on Froissart’s account of the Hundred Years War, which evokes the fantasies, reveries, and regrets of an Anglo-French soldier traumatized by a lifetime of witnessing violence. 

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