Arthurian Romances

Arthurian Romances


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Arthurian Romances by Chretien de Troyes

Fantastic adventures abound in these courtly romances: Erec and Enide, Cligés, The Knight of the Cart, The Knight with the Lion, and The Story of the Grail.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140445213
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/28/1991
Series: Penguin Classics Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 208,793
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.98(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Chretien de Troyes wrote in French in the second half of the twelfth century. Very little is known about his life.

Table of Contents

Translated with Introduction and Notes by William W. Kibler; Erec and Enide translated by Carleton W. Carroll

A Note on the Translations
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Erec and Enide
The Knight of the Cart (Lancelot)
The Knight with the Lion (Yvain)
The Story of the Grail (Perceval)
Appendix: The Story of the Grail Continuations
Glossary of Medieval Terms

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are interested in reading the first, romantic retelling of Arthur's legends as we think of them, this is it. It is a series of short stories about Arthur and/or the knights of his court, each of which reads fairly quickly. The original work was in Old French, which is why the style of the prose takes a little getting used to. Once one gets accustomed to the writing, its hard not to get hooked on the stories. My biggest disappointment with this book is that Troyes died before finishing the last story--Parcival!
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