Amadis of Gaul: Book I

Amadis of Gaul: Book I

by Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo
     
 
Amadis of Gaul is the most famous tale of chivalry from Spain. The novel, divided into four books, recounts the life of Amadis, the greatest knight in the world. This is Book I of the novel.

It became the Renaissance's best-selling literary phenomena. It went through 19 reprintings, was translated into 7 languages, and spawned 44 direct sequels, as well as fueling

Overview

Amadis of Gaul is the most famous tale of chivalry from Spain. The novel, divided into four books, recounts the life of Amadis, the greatest knight in the world. This is Book I of the novel.

It became the Renaissance's best-selling literary phenomena. It went through 19 reprintings, was translated into 7 languages, and spawned 44 direct sequels, as well as fueling an entire genre, complete with fan fiction. Jousts were revived with theatrical pageantry, and "knights" came in the guise of their favorite characters.

This is a new translation. It leaves nothing out, will carry you back in time to enjoy this transcendent, delightful adventure.

It includes a preface, introduction, notes to chapters, and an appendix discussing the relationship between Amadis of Gaul and Don Quixote.

Amadis of Gaul is one of the pillars of European fiction. It opens a window not only to a wondrous fictional world but to the real medieval world that produced it.

This book drove Don Quixote mad. What will it do to you?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466475717
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
12/30/2011
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

Meet the Author

Sue Burke is a writer and certified translator living in Madrid, Spain.

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