The Complete Romances of Chrétien de Troyes
ISBN10: 0253207878 ISBN13: 9780253207876 Publisher: Replica Books Published: Feb 1 1993 Weight: 1.95lbs. Height: 9.50" Width: 6.75" Depth: 1.25" Language: English
" A]n eminently readable text, done clearly and accurately . . . it gives as good an idea as a translation can of the complexity and subtlety of Chr tien's originals. . . . The text is provided by a translator who understands the spirit as well as the letter of the original and renders it with style. . . . T]his translation should attract a wide audience of students and Arthurian enthusiasts." --Speculum
" A] significant contribution to the field of medieval studies and] a pleasure to read." --Library Journal
"These are, above all, stories of courtly love and of knights tested in their devotion to chivalric ideals (with passion and duty often at odds); but they are also thrilling wonder stories of giants, wild men, tame lions, razor-sharp bridges and visits to the Other World." --Washington Post Book World
"This tastefully produced book will be the standard general translation for many years to come." --Choice
This new translation brings to life for a new generation of readers the stories of King Arthur, Lancelot, Guinevere, Gawain, Perceval, Yvain, and the other "knights and ladies" of Chr tien de Troyes' famous romances.