The Romance of Tristan: The Tale of Tristan's Madness

The Romance of Tristan: The Tale of Tristan's Madness

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Overview

This edition contains perhaps the earliest and most elemental version of the tragic legend of Tristan and Yseult in a distinguished prose translation. Alan S. Fredrick summarizes missing episodes and includes a translation of 'The Tale of Tristan's Madness.'

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: 9780140442304
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/28/1978
Series: Penguin Classics Series
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 640,833
Product dimensions: 5.07(w) x 7.78(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Béroul was a Norman poet of the twelfth century. He wrote a Norman language version of the Tristan and Iseult story of which 3000 verses survive today, preserved at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris.

Alan S. Fedrick is a writer and translator who is best known for his translation of Beroul’s The Romance of Tristan: The Tale of Tristan's Madness, for which he also wrote the introduction.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9(27)
Acknowledgements 36(3)
The Romance of Tristan
1. Summary of early episodes not in the manuscript of Beroul's poem: Tristan's birth and childhood; Morholt of Ireland; the miraculous voyage for healing; the quest for Yseut; the love potion; the attempted murder of Brangain; the harp and the rote
39(8)
2. THE TRYST UNDER THE TREE
47(13)
3. THE FLOUR ON THE FLOOR
60(6)
4. THE CONDEMNATION AND ESCAPE OF THE LOVERS
66(10)
5. THE FOREST OF MORROIS
76(1)
6. KING MARK'S HORSE'S EARS
77(1)
7. THE HERMIT OGRIN. I
78(2)
8. TRISTAN'S DOG
80(4)
9. GOVERNAL'S VENGEANCE
84(5)
10. MARK'S DISCOVERY OF THE LOVERS
89(6)
11. THE LOVE POTION
95(4)
12. THE HERMIT OGRIN. II
99(9)
13. YSEUT'S RETURN TO KING MARK
108(7)
14. THE VINDICATION OF YSEUT
115(12)
15. YSEUT'S AMBIGUOUS OATH
127(16)
16. TRISTAN'S VENGEANCE [The Manuscript of Beroul's poem breaks off here]
143(6)
17. Summary of the following episodes: Tristan in Brittany
149(2)
18. TRISTAN'S MADNESS
151(13)
19. Summary of the concluding events of the romance: the death of the lovers
164(2)
Notes 166(2)
Index of Names 168

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