The Romance of Tristan and Iseult

The Romance of Tristan and Iseult

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by Joseph Bedier
     
 

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A tale of chivalry and doomed, transcendent love, 'The Romance of Tristan and Iseult' is one of the most resonant works of Western literature, as well as the basis for our enduring idea of romance. The story of the Cornish knight and the Irish princess who meet by deception, fall in love by magic, and pursue that love in defiance of heavenly and earthly law. See more details below

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A tale of chivalry and doomed, transcendent love, 'The Romance of Tristan and Iseult' is one of the most resonant works of Western literature, as well as the basis for our enduring idea of romance. The story of the Cornish knight and the Irish princess who meet by deception, fall in love by magic, and pursue that love in defiance of heavenly and earthly law.

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The first complete English edition, brilliantly translated....Throughout it retains the beauty and sense of fatality that have made it one of legendary literature's most fascinating tales." — Time

A tale of chivalry and doomed, transcendent love. The Romance of Tristan and Iseult is one of the most resonant works of Western literature, as well as the basis for our enduring idea of romance. The story of the Cornish knight and the Irish princess who meet by deception, fall in love by magic, and pursue that love in defiance of heavenly and earthly law has inspired artists from Matthew Arnold to Richard Wagner. But nowhere has it been retold with greater eloquence and dignity than in Joseph Bedier's edition, which weaves several medieval sources into a seamless whole, elegantly translated by Hilaire Belloc and Paul Rosenfeld.

"A powerful rendition, an incomparable tale."

— The New York Times

"Definitely a book to preserve and cherish." — Chicago Sun

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394702711
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/1965

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