The Legend of the Grail [NOOK Book]

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The Grail legends have been appropriated by novelists as diverse as Umberto Eco and Dan Brown yet very few have read for themselves the original stories from which they came. All the mystery and drama of the Arthurian world are embodied in the extraordinary tales of Perceval, Gawain, Lancelot and Galahad in pursuit of the Holy Grail. The original romances, full of bewildering contradictions and composed by a number of different writers, dazzle with the sheer wealth of their conflicting imagination. In Nigel ...
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The Legend of the Grail

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Overview

The Grail legends have been appropriated by novelists as diverse as Umberto Eco and Dan Brown yet very few have read for themselves the original stories from which they came. All the mystery and drama of the Arthurian world are embodied in the extraordinary tales of Perceval, Gawain, Lancelot and Galahad in pursuit of the Holy Grail. The original romances, full of bewildering contradictions and composed by a number of different writers, dazzle with the sheer wealth of their conflicting imagination. In Nigel Bryant's hands, this enthralling material becomes truly accessible. He has constructed a single, consistent version of the Grail story in modern English which reasserts its relevance as one of the great and enduring works of literature. NIGEL BRYANT's previous Arthurian books include 'The High Book of the Grail (Perlesvaus)', Chretien de Troyes' 'Perceval' and its Continuations, and Robert de Boron's 'Merlin and the Grail'.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781782041535
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd
  • Publication date: 4/18/2013
  • Series: Arthurian Studies , #58
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 421 KB

Table of Contents

Joseph of Arimathea 5
The Welsh boy 24
The fisher king 41
Sir Gawain's quest begins 72
Perceval's recovery 116
Lancelot's quest 124
The castle of marvels 134
The broken sword 168
The conquest of the castles 206
Galahad 235
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