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Parzival
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date November 1, 1980
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140443615
ISBN-10 0140443614
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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Summary
A modern translation of the twelfth century German poem tells of Parzival's quest for the Holy Grail and self-perfection as a knight in the resplendent court of King Arthur
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Composed in the early thirteenth century, Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival is the re-creation and completion of the story left unfinished by its initiator Chr├ętien de Troyes. It follows Parzival from his boyhood and career as a knight in the court of King Arthur to his ultimate achievement as King of the Temple of the Grail, which Wolfram describes as a life-giving Stone. As a knight serving the German nobility in the imperial Hohenstauffen period, the author was uniquely placed to describe the zest and colour of his hero's world, with dazzling depictions of courtly luxury, jousting and adventure. Yet this is not simply a tale of chivalry, but an epic quest for spiritual education, as Parzival must conquer his ignorance and pride and learn humility before he can finally win the Holy Grail.

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Paperback
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from Kessinger Pub Co (October 31, 2008)
9781437141078 | details & prices | 422 pages | List price $36.95
About: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
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With A. T. Hatto (other contributor), Von Eschenbach Wolfram | Reprint edition from Penguin Classics (November 1, 1980)
9780140443615 | details & prices | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $16.00
About: A modern translation of the twelfth century German poem tells of Parzival's quest for the Holy Grail and self-perfection as a knight in the resplendent court of King Arthur

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