The Life of Saint Audrey Marie de France

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The Life of Saint Audrey  by  Marie de France

The Life of Saint Audrey by Marie de France
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Preserved in a single manuscript in the British library, the Life of Saint Audrey or Vie Seinte Audree is the story of an Anglo-Saxon princess, who, though twice married, remains a virgin until her death. Her tale reveals that spiritual marriage wasMorePreserved in a single manuscript in the British library, the Life of Saint Audrey or Vie Seinte Audree is the story of an Anglo-Saxon princess, who, though twice married, remains a virgin until her death.

Her tale reveals that spiritual marriage was not an easy path to sainthood, particularly with an unwilling husband. The text is a fine example of what some critics have called a hagiographical romance--a saints life that borrows many characteristics from secular romance. Recent scholarship, thoroughly discussed in this books introduction, suggests that the Vie Seinte Audree is a fourth text.



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