Lancelot-Grail: The Old French Arthurian Vulgate and Post-Vulgate in Translation: 7. The Death of Arthur

Lancelot-Grail: The Old French Arthurian Vulgate and Post-Vulgate in Translation: 7. The Death of Arthur

by Norris J. Lacy
     
 

The Death of Arthur brings the Vulgate Cycle to its tragic ending. It opens with the aftermath of the Grail quest, and the king's attempts to revive the much depleted Round Table. But at this point the affair between Lancelot and Guinevere intensifies, and comes into the open when Agravain succeeds in catching them in the act. Lancelot saves the queen from the stake,… See more details below

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The Death of Arthur brings the Vulgate Cycle to its tragic ending. It opens with the aftermath of the Grail quest, and the king's attempts to revive the much depleted Round Table. But at this point the affair between Lancelot and Guinevere intensifies, and comes into the open when Agravain succeeds in catching them in the act. Lancelot saves the queen from the stake, and flees with her to his castle of Joyous Gard, which is besieged by Arthur. The final pages recount Arthur's death at the hands of his illegitimate son Mordred, and the deaths of Lancelot and Guinevere. For a full description of the Vulgate Cycle see the blurb for the complete set.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843842309
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
03/31/2010
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

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