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Arthurian Romances
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Dover Pubns
Publication date June 16, 2006
Pages 312
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780486451015
ISBN-10 0486451011
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $12.95
Summaries and Reviews
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Although he didn't invent the Round Table or the tales of its fellowship, the twelfth-century poet Chrétien de Troyes was the first to recount in verse the adventures of Arthur's knights. He is also chiefly responsible for establishing the importance of the Arthurian legend in European literature and assuring its survival into modern times. This sensitive translation of Chrétien's verse narratives features four romances, including those of Erec and Enide, Cligés, Yvain, and Lancelot.
Erec and Enide's tale illustrates how honor can be restored to a troubled relationship through acts of public duty. Cligés' tale involves a forbidden relationship, in which a knight falls in love with his queen—who is also his uncle's wife. The story of Yvain explores the effects of long-term absence on a questing knight's marriage. Lancelot's adventure, the rescue of Guinevere, is Chrétien's enduring contribution to the tradition of Arthurian myth. The version included is a principal source of Mallory's popular Le Morte d'Arthur. Lively and accessible, these four romances form the most complete expression of the ideals of French chivalry by a single author.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9781434470607
 
from Wildside Pr (May 30, 2008)
9781434470607 | details & prices | 400 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $39.95
About: A selection of Arthurian Romances by Chretien de Troyes.
With W. W. Comfort | from J M Dent & Sons Ltd (June 1, 1955)
9780460006989 | details & prices | List price $12.95
Paperback
Book cover for 9780140445213 Book cover for 9780460116985 Book cover for 9780460873895 Book cover for 9780486451015 Book cover for 9781434470591 Book cover for 9781449910525
 
from Lightning Source Inc (June 20, 2012)
9781486150779 | details & prices | 150 pages | List price $9.94
from Createspace Independent Pub (March 26, 2012)
9781449910525 | details & prices | 212 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $6.95
About: In "Arthurian Romances," Chrétien de Troyes takes the legends surrounding King Arthur and weaves in new psychological elements of personal desire and courtly manner to fashion a new form of medieval Romance.
from Wildside Pr (May 30, 2008)
9781434470591 | details & prices | 400 pages | 5.25 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.16 lbs | List price $19.95
About: A selection of Arthurian Romances by Chretien de Troyes.
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With W. W. Comfort | from Dover Pubns (June 16, 2006)
9780486451015 | details & prices | 312 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $12.95
About: Although he didn't invent the Round Table or the tales of its fellowship, the twelfth-century poet Chrétien de Troyes was the first to recount in verse the adventures of Arthur's knights.
With D. D. R. Owen (other contributor) | Revised edition from Everyman (October 15, 1993)
9780460873895 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $15.95
About: Offers modern translations of the medieval French poems about the Knights of the Round Table, including 'Erec and Enide,' 'Lancelot,' and 'Perceval,' and briefly discusses Chretien's life and writing style
With William W. Kibler (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Penguin Classics (June 1, 1991)
9780140445213 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $17.00
About: Weaves elements of personal desire into the King Arthur legends, telling tales of adulterous relationships and conflicts between love and honor, and provides the basis of today's Arthurian legends.
from Everyman (January 15, 1991)
9780460116985 | details & prices | List price $7.95
About: In "Arthurian Romances," Chrétien de Troyes takes the legends surrounding King Arthur and weaves in new psychological elements of personal desire and courtly manner to fashion a new form of medieval Romance.
from Everyman (July 15, 1990)
9780460870658 | details & prices | List price $7.95
About: Chretien de Troyes was a French poet in the late 12th century whose work represents some of the best examples of Arthurian legend from medieval times.

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