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Perceval : The Story of the Grail

Perceval : The Story of the Grail - 06 edition

Perceval : The Story of the Grail - 06 edition

ISBN13: 9781843841029

ISBN10: 1843841029

Perceval : The Story of the Grail by Chretien De Troyes and Nigel Bryant - ISBN 9781843841029
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Inc.
Published:
International: No
Perceval : The Story of the Grail by Chretien De Troyes and Nigel Bryant - ISBN 9781843841029

ISBN13: 9781843841029

ISBN10: 1843841029

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 06

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Summary

Chrétien de Troyes' Perceval is the most important single Arthurian romance. It contains the very first mention of the mysterious grail, later to become the Holy Grail and the focal point of the spiritual quest of the knights of Arthur's court. Chrétien left the poem unfinished, but the extraordinary and intriguing theme of the Grail was too good to leave, and other poets continued and eventually completed it. This is the only English translation to include selections from the three continuations and from the work of Gerbert de Montreuil, making the romance a coherent whole, and following through Chrétien's essential theme of the making of a knight, in both worldly and spiritual terms. It is thus the most complete account available in English of the essential Arthurian romance, the origin of the Grail legend.