chapter  V
Magician Beware: The Suite du Merlin
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As we move from the Vulgate continuation of Merlin to the Huth,

we enter yet another variation on the romance species. Of all the

works here considered, the Huth Merlin perhaps best fulfills

traditional romance expectations.1 However, because the Huth and

Vulgate share Robert's base, they share the "historical" emphasis

described earlier from Robert, and the religious and legendary

expectations raised at the start are thus the same. That

fulfillment can take the form of either continuation (and, indeed,

others as well2 ) reveals the flexibility of the genre and the

fluidity of the legend.