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The legend of the grail

Author: Nigel Bryant
Publisher: Cambridge : D.S. Brewer, 2006.
Series: Arthurian studies, 58.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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All the mystery and drama of the Arthurian world are embodied in the extraordinary tales of Perceval, Gawain, Lancelot and Galahad in pursuit of the Holy Grail. Drawing from the many and often  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Legends
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Bryant
ISBN: 1843840839 9781843840831
OCLC Number: 63136974
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: ' ... compiled by interweaving all the key narrative strands in the eight great French romances which ... created and developed the legend of the Grail: Robert de Boron's Joseph of Arimathea, Chrétien de Troyes' 'Perceval - the story of the Grail', the anonymous First Continuation and Second Continuation, the Third Continuation attributed to Manessier and Gerbert de Montreuil's Continuation, and the anonymous 'High Book of the Grail' (also known as 'Perlesvaus') and 'Quest of the Holy Grail''- introduction.
Description: 258 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Joseph of Arimathea --
The Welsh boy --
The Fisher King --
Sir Gawain's quest begins --
Perceval's recovery --
Lancelot's quest --
The castle of Marvels --
The broken sword --
The conquest of the castles --
Galahad.
Series Title: Arthurian studies, 58.
Responsibility: compiled and translated by Nigel Bryant.
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Part ripping yarn and part religious myth, re-told in a seemingly seamless narrative with verve and panache, true to its sources but eminently accessible to a modern audience. PENDRAGON Fine, Read more...

 
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