Lancelot; or, The Knight of the Cart / Edition 1

Lancelot; or, The Knight of the Cart / Edition 1

by Chrétien Troyes
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0820312134

ISBN-13: 9780820312132

Pub. Date: 05/01/1990

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

In this verse translation of Chrétien de Troyes's Lancelot, Ruth Harwood Cline revives the original story of the immortal love affair between Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere, a tale that has spawned interpretations ranging from Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur to Lerner and Lowe's Camelot.

By remaining faithful to Chrétien's highly

Overview

In this verse translation of Chrétien de Troyes's Lancelot, Ruth Harwood Cline revives the original story of the immortal love affair between Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere, a tale that has spawned interpretations ranging from Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur to Lerner and Lowe's Camelot.

By remaining faithful to Chrétien's highly structured form, Cline preserves the pace, the pungency of proverbial expressions, and the work's poetical devices and word play in translating this archetypal tale of courtly love from Old French into modern English. Cline's introduction—containing a description of Arthur in history and literature, a discussion of courtly love, and an account of the continuations of the story of Lancelot and Guinevere—makes Lancelot an ideal classroom text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820312132
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
05/01/1990
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

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