2 edition of Thomas the Rhymer found in the catalog.
Thomas the Rhymer
by Tandem Library
Written in English
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In this fascinating book, acclaimed author Ellen Kushner takes the old legends of Thomas of Erceldoune (a.k.a. True Thomas the seer and Thomas the Rhymer), and retells them in a fascinating, thoroughly modern style. This is the tale of a bard of no small talent who find himself the object of the Queen of Elfland's desire/5(24). Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (–).The Oxford Book of Ballads. 1. Thomas the Rhymer.
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Thomas was a seer and a poet, and held a position in Scottish lore similar to that of Merlin in England. With one exception, of course–he was likely a real person, or at least more “real” than Merlin was. Thomas the Rhymer was known by other names: Thomas of Erceldoune and Thomas of Learmont, and he was highly regarded in England as well. Thomas the Rhymer was born Thomas Learmont (or Learmounth) of Ercildoune, in the village now called Earlston in the Scottish Borders. He is also sometimes called "True Thomas". On the southern edge of the village there are the remains of an old keep dating back to the s, called "Rhymer's Tower" because they are believed to stand on the site.
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Thomas the Rhymer is a character who exists in ballads and folklore. He is taken by the Queen of the Elves to Elfinland and lives there for seven years.
Kushner has taken the Thomas the Rhymer book tale and given it her own twist and it works really well/5(28). Thomas the Rhymer is a worthy and beautiful novelization of the ballad, elegantly told from the perspective of four people--Gavin and Meg, the elderly couple who takes on Thomas as a surrogate son, bookend Thomas's own experience in Elfland, and the fourth by Thomas's mortal love, Elspeth, after he returns to the human world with his 'gift' of soothsaying/5.
Thomas the Rhymer is a character who exists in ballads and folklore. He is taken by the Queen of the Elves to Elfinland and lives there for seven years. Kushner has taken the traditional tale and given it her own twist and it works really well.
I loved this novel for many reasons. Firstly, I love the use of language/5(34). Read and download a free fantasy e-book Thomas the Rhymer at Jack Hughes Books. A boy tries to rescue his brother from the fairies.
Thomas the Rhymer. Source: The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, by Francis James Child. Child Ballad Number: cites: a 'Thomas Rhymer and Queen of Elfland,' Alexander Fraser Tyler's Brown MS., No I.
b 'Thomas the Rhymer,' Campbell MSS, II, 83 c 'Thomas the Rhymer,' Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, II, "from an copy obtained. Thomas the Rhymer is an enjoyable read and the thorough background information provided as an introduction helps the reader move into history and imagine he is alive among fairies and elf kings.
This would also make a good read aloud for older children/5(7). But when the bold and gifted young Thomas the Rhymer awakens the desire of the powerful Queen of Elfland, he finds that words are not enough to keep him from his fate. As the Queen sweeps him far from the people he has known and loved into her realm of magic, opulence—and captivity—he learns at last what it is to be truly : Thomas, of Ercildoun, in Lauderdale, called the Rhymer, on account of his producing a poetical romance on the subject of Tristrem and Yseult, which is curious as the earliest specimen of English verse known to exist, flourished in the reign of Alexander III.
of Scotland. Like other men of talent of the period, Thomas was suspected of magic. In this fascinating book, acclaimed author Ellen Kushner takes the old legends of Thomas of Erceldoune (a.k.a. True Thomas the seer and Thomas the Rhymer), and retells them in a fascinating, thoroughly modern style.
This is the tale of a bard of no small talent who find himself the object of the Queen of Elfland's desire/5(6). Thomas the Rhymer book. Read 7 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.
What would you think if I told you there were a group of people wh /5(7). Kushner takes one of the most basic Celtic myths -- the human taken into the land of Faerie -- and fashions it around the life of an historical figure, Thomas the Rhymer.
She tells the story from many perspectives to give the myth weight, a sense of time and place, and most of all, an understanding of why the story has endured/5.
Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. The Oxford Book of English Verse: – Anonymous. 17th Cent. Thomas the Rhymer. Fairyland In The Border: Thomas The Rhymer We wish you an otherworldly Folklore Thursday, dear Tales pledgers. Hectic times over here, given that this Folklore Thursday is also publication day for SOUPY TWISTS – the official biography of Stephen Fry & Hugh Laurie, otherwise known as 'The Book That Came Before Tales of Britain'.
Thomas of Erceldoune, sometimes styled Thomas Learmonth (fl. – ;  also Learmount, Learmont, or Learmounth), was a 13th-century Scottish laird and reputed prophet from Earlston (then called "Erceldoune").,  perhaps better known by the sobriquets Thomas the Rhymer or True Thomas.
 In literature he appears as protagonist to the tale about Thomas. A Boston-based radio producer, Kushner (Swordspoint) is at ease in Middle-Earth where Thomas, insouciant harper and rhymer, appears at the humble dwelling of a weathered crofter and his wife.
Dazzling them with stories of the king's court, the damsels he's won and the sights he's seen, he also enthralls young Elspeth, a neighbor/5(4). Fans of Harry Potter and Narnia will love Thomas the Rhymer' 'Thomas the Rhymer leaves you feeling like a child curled up in a comfy armchair on a wet and windy afternoon, lost in a good book' 'Spellbinding.
An ideal Christmas read for young and old alike!' + + + + + + + + + + + + + + When Fairy Queen Sylvie snatches his brother, schoolboy Jack is plunged into a sinister. Thomas Rymer was born at Appleton Wiske, near Northallerton in the North Riding of Yorkshire inor possibly at was the younger son of Ralph Rymer, lord of the manor of Brafferton in Yorkshire, described by Clarendon as possessed of a good estate.
The father was executed for his part in the Farnley Wood Plot of The son studied at Northallerton. About Thomas the Rhymer. Award-winning author and radio personality Ellen Kushner’s inspired retelling of an ancient legend weaves myth and magic into a vivid contemporary novel about the mysteries of the human heart.
Find books like Thomas the Rhymer from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked Thomas the Rhymer also liked: Proper English. Condition: Very good. This copy of Thomas the Rhymer, by Ellen Kushner, is a mass market paperback, published by Tor [#,1st thus.
[Fantasy] Author: Kushner, Ellen. Title: Thomas the Rhymer. Publisher: Tor. ISBN or book number: Seller Rating: % positive. Thomas the Rhymer by Kushner Ellen and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at I know very little about the Thomas the Rhymer tale, just the basic brief outline of the plot.
What I got from Ellen Kushner was a lyrical tale, not like anything I expected. Thomas is a talented harper, but also a bit cocky. He's in at court, making his living wooing women with his fine.Get this from a library! Thomas, the Rhymer. [Ellen Kushner] -- A fictionalized account of the medieval minstrel Thomas, who is abducted by the Queen of Elfland and lives for years in .