The Romance of Tristan and Iseult

The Romance of Tristan and Iseult

4.0 13
by M. Joseph Bedier
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

The legend of Tristan and Iseult is an influential romance and tragedy. The tragic story is of the adulterous love between the Cornish knight Tristan and the Irish princess Iseult. The narrative predates and most likely influenced the Arthurian romance of Lancelot and Guinevere, and has had a substantial impact on Western art and the idea of romantic love and

Overview

The legend of Tristan and Iseult is an influential romance and tragedy. The tragic story is of the adulterous love between the Cornish knight Tristan and the Irish princess Iseult. The narrative predates and most likely influenced the Arthurian romance of Lancelot and Guinevere, and has had a substantial impact on Western art and the idea of romantic love and literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013833081
Publisher:
SMK BBBZ Books
Publication date:
12/11/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
74
File size:
69 KB

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

The Romance of Tristan and Iseult 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first read Joseph Bedier's classic THE ROMANCE OF TRISTAN AND ISEULT about 20 years ago when I was in high school; in college I read it again, in both French and English, in a Comparative World Literature class. For years I wanted to return to this book, and now I have, reading the beautiful Fonthill Press edition. This little volume has so very much to offer that other versions simply do not have, including the replacement of previous omissions and the correction of errors etc. So far as I can see, this version is totally complete, and so beautifully written and translated. Hilaire Belloc suppressed much, much in his beautiful English translation. In this edition those suppressions have been seamlessly replaced and the translation errors mended, while maintaining the tone of the original. The other English versions are like an unfinished and damaged tapestry; in this version the tapestry has been meticulously and discreetly restored. Every page is a wonder. Also, I must say that the 50+ pages of extra material included here, especially the Introduction, make this a further enriched version, by far the best on the market. If you love stories of youth and beauty and romance and heroes and castles and doomed love and all of that rich, archaic stuff, then this great, magnificent story will literally transport you - and then follow you in your thoughts and in your heart for a lifetime. Well, I am getting carried away, but I am also telling you the truth. THE ROMANCE OF TRISTAN AND ISEULT is simply one of the most precious little gems in world literature, and this version is nothing short of exquisite. Read it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was so old that it fell apart the moment I took it out of the packaging. It was in three parts. I dont remember what condition I ordered it in but I wouldnt have ordered anything less than "good." The book I received was definitely not "good."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is one of my faves..... I love it! :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the most romantic story ever written. i strongly recommend reading this book over the new movie that just came out, it is nothing compared to this story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You definately must be a fan of arthurian literature to enjoy this book. Althought it is short and easy to read, i did not enjoy it at all. I found the wording and the basic concept frustrating and I would not recommend this book to anyone not already interested. However, if the book seems interesting to you I would say its worth a try.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had been meaning to read this book since it pops up here and there in conversation and books and music but never got around to it. So I finally picked it up and read it in a few sittings, its a short version. I enjoyed myself and the sadness did not bother me too much. Thanks.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book. It was charming, romantic, well written, and an easy read. I strongly recommend this one to anyone who likes the Arthurian romance.