Amadis of Gaul, Books III and IV

Amadis of Gaul, Books III and IV

by Garci R. de Montalvo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813192323

ISBN-13: 9780813192321

Pub. Date: 07/28/2009

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

In the long history of European prose, few works have been more influential and popular than Amadis of Gaul. It is a landmark work among the knight-errantry tales and probably derives from an oral tradition. Although its original author is unknown, it was likely written during the early fourteenth century, with the first known version of this work, dating

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In the long history of European prose, few works have been more influential and popular than Amadis of Gaul. It is a landmark work among the knight-errantry tales and probably derives from an oral tradition. Although its original author is unknown, it was likely written during the early fourteenth century, with the first known version of this work, dating from 1508, written in Spanish by Garci Ordóñez (or Rodríguez) de Montalvo. An early bestseller of the age of printing, Amadis of Gaul was translated into dozens of languages and spawned sequels and imitators over the centuries. A handsome, valiant, and undefeatable knight, Amadis is best known today as Don Quixote's favorite knight-errant and role model. Readers for centuries have delighted in his tales of adventure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813192321
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
07/28/2009
Series:
Studies in Romance Languages
Edition description:
1
Pages:
750
Sales rank:
612,993
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.80(d)

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