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Arthurian Romances

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Description for Arthurian Romances Paperback. The "Arthurian Romances" contains prose translations of all five of Chretien's "verse romans" - "Erec and Enide", "Cliges", "Lancelot", "Yvain", "Perceval". Translator(s): Carroll, Carleton W.; Kibler, William W. Num Pages: 528 pages. BIC Classification: DCF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 129 x 23. Weight in Grams: 364.
Taking the legends surrounding King Arthur and weaving in new psychological elements of personal desire and courtly manner, Chrétien de Troyes fashioned a new form of medieval Romance. The Knight of the Cart is the first telling of the adulterous relationship between Lancelot and Arthur's Queen Guinevere, and in The Knight with the Lion Yvain neglects his bride in his quest for greater glory. Erec and Enide explores a knight's conflict between love and honour, Cligés exalts the possibility of pure love outside marriage, while the haunting The Story of the Grail chronicles the legendary quest. Rich in symbolism, these ... Read more

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About Chretien
Chretien de Troyes wrote in French in the second half of the twelfth century. Very little is known about his life. William W. Kibler teaches at the University of Texas at AUsin. He as served as president of the North American Branch of the Societe Rencesvals and has published many articles on medieval French literature. ... Read more

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