The Complete Romances of Chrétien de Troyes / Edition 1

The Complete Romances of Chrétien de Troyes / Edition 1

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The Complete Romances of Chrétien de Troyes / Edition 1

[A]n eminently readable text, done clearly and accurately... it gives as good an idea as a translation can of the complexity and subtlety of Chrétien’s originals.... The text is provided by a translator who understands the spirit as well as the letter of the original and renders it with style.... [T]his translation should attract a wide audience of students and Arthurian enthusiasts." —Speculum

[A] significant contribution to the field of medieval studies [and] a pleasure to read." —Library Journal

These are, above all, stories of courtly love and of knights tested in their devotion to chivalric ideals (with passion and duty often at odds); but they are also thrilling wonder stories of giants, wild men, tame lions, razor-sharp bridges and visits to the Other World." —Washington Post Book World

This tastefully produced book will be the standard general translation for many years to come." — Choice

This new translation brings to life for a new generation of readers the stories of King Arthur, Lancelot, Guinevere, Gawain, Perceval, Yvain, and the other "knights and ladies" of Chrétien de Troyes’ famous romances.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253207876
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 01/28/1994
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 520,762
Product dimensions: 6.62(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

Erec and Enide
The Knight of the Cart
The Knight With the Lion
The Story of the Grail
Appendix: William of England
Variant Readings of the Manuscript
A Bibliography of Texts and Critical Studies
An Index of Proper Names

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