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The Song of Roland
By Guy Gavriel Kay ( (other contributor)) and Robert Harrison (trans)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Signet Classic
Publication date March 6, 2012
Pages 194
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780451531933
ISBN-10 0451531930
Dimensions 0.75 by 4.50 by 7.25 in.
Weight 0.25 lbs.
Original list price $7.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: One of the crowning achievements of medieval literature, The Song of Roland tells the story of the battle of Roncesvals in 778 and enters into the very soul of a gallant, brutal, and tumultuous age.

At the center of this heroic epic is Roland, the supreme embodiment of the chivalric ideal who leads his men into combat and fights valiantly to the death. But Roland is just one of the superbly defined figures in the panoramic drama. The poem’s vivid portrayals of Ganelon’s treason, Roland’s last stand, Charlemagne’s campaign of vengeance, and the final act of retribution are justly famous. Equally fascinating is the sophisticated use of repetition and juxtaposition that gives this work its remarkable organic unity and time-defying dimension of vision.

As Robert Harrison, the translator of this acclaimed edition, explains, “The carefully balanced structure of The Song of Roland is designed like a folding mirror to reflect the battle between Good and Evil at all levels of meaning.” Quite possibly the oldest and surely the greatest chanson de geste, The Song of Roland is a sophisticated and enduring work that remains a masterpiece to this day.

Translated and with an Introduction by Robert Harrison
And an Afterword by Guy Gavriel Kay


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Paperback
Book cover for 9780451528575 Book cover for 9780451531933
 
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With Guy Gavriel Kay (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Signet Classic (March 6, 2012)
9780451531933 | details & prices | 194 pages | 4.50 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $7.95
This edition also contains Song of Roland
About: One of the crowning achievements of medieval literature, The Song of Roland tells the story of the battle of Roncesvals in 778 and enters into the very soul of a gallant, brutal, and tumultuous age.
Reprint edition from Signet Classic (September 1, 2002)
9780451528575 | details & prices | 192 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $6.95
About: A translation of the medieval epic poem about Roland's adventures and death in Charlemagne's war against the pagans.
Editions for the work Song of Roland
Paperback
Book cover for 9780451531933 Book cover for 9780451628220
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With Guy Gavriel Kay (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Signet Classic (March 6, 2012); titled "The Song of Roland"
9780451531933 | details & prices | 194 pages | 4.50 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $7.95
This edition also contains The Song of Roland
About: One of the crowning achievements of medieval literature, The Song of Roland tells the story of the battle of Roncesvals in 778 and enters into the very soul of a gallant, brutal, and tumultuous age.
With Nick Snels | Reissue edition from New Amer Library (June 1, 1984)
9780451628220 | details & prices | 4.00 × 6.50 × 0.25 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $6.99
This edition also contains Heyawake Mixed Grids - Hard - 276 Logic Puzzles
About: The oldest surviving major work of French literature, The Song of Roland tells the story of the Battle of Roncevaux Pass through an epic poem.

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