A nineteenth century cultural movement that prized romanticism, melancholy and melodramatic energy. Named after the famous poet Lord Byron.
soldiers who fight on horseback
A code of honor associated with medieval knighthood; modern usage is often in reference to gender relations
Exemplary; showing great skill
A bed spread or blanket
To try someone in a military court of law
A long couch or seat without a full back or arms
Pottery that has not been heated to the point of vitrification (the transformation of a substance into glass). Earthenware is more porous and rough than porcelain or other types of pottery that have been fired for long periods at high temperatures.
A very light shade of yellowish grey
food items, such as provisions for horses
a series of shots fired at the same time or in quick succession
A leg covering made from cloth or leather worn outside the pants and shoes that stretches from the instep of the foot to below the knee.
Covered with a thin layer of gold
Rash; without regard to consequences
Demonstrating a lack of appropriate respect
A Bulgarian currency introduced in 1881 and still in use today
A loose cloak without sleeves
Average or standard
commonplace; lacking beauty
Engrossed; fully absorbed
A daydream, trance or musing
A flat metal serving tray, typically made of silver
Something of little value or importance
Arms and the Man Questions and Answers
The Question and Answer section for Arms and the Man is a great
resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.