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Perceforest : the prehistory of King Arthur's Britain

Perceforest : the prehistory of King Arthur's Britain

Author: Nigel Bryant
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; Rochester, NY : D.S. Brewer, 2011.
Series: Arthurian studies, 77.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats

A highly readable version of this remarkable and largely unexplored work.

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Genre/Form: Translations into English
romances (medieval narratives)
Arthurian romances
Translations (form)
Mediaeval romances (texts)
Romans courtois
Cycles d'Arthur
Named Person: Magnus Alexander
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Bryant
ISBN: 9781843842620 1843842629
OCLC Number: 651916238
Language Note: Translated from the Old French.
Description: xxiii, 791 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: LIII-LIV. Alexander and Sebile --
LV. The Gathering for Gadifer's Coronation --
LVI. The Twelve Vows to the Hermit Pergamon --
LVII-LVIII. The Tournament Between Scydrac and Tantalon --
LIX. Peleon's Distress --
LX. Alexander's Departure --
I-II. The Brothers Inspect their Kingdoms --
III. The Hapless Knight --
IV-V. King Gadifer and the Boar --
VI-VIII. Le Tor and Estonne in the Selve Carbonneuse --
IX. Perceforest's Dream --
X-XI. The Search for Gadifer --
XII. Lyonnel Defends Royalville --
XIII-XVI. Gadifer's Wound and Perceforest's Decline --
XVII-XXI. Estonne and Zephir --
XXII. Lyonnel and the White Maidens --
XXIII. Anthenor and Thelamon end their Search --
XXIV. Zephir and the Witches --
XXV-XXVII. Perceforest's Recovery --
XXVIII. The Threat from Britus --
XXIX. Lyonnel's Battle with the Lions --
XXX-XXXV. The Battle Against Britus --
XXXVI. Estonne the Bear --
XXXVII. Lyonnel, the Serpent and the Giant --
XXXVIII. The Adventures of Troylus. XXXIX-XL. The Castle of Tin --
XLI. Le Tor and Estonne Return to Scotland --
XLII. Lyonnel's Losses --
XLIII-XLV. Harban's Treachery --
XLVI-XLVIII. The Temple of the Noble Guard --
XLIX-L. The Gathering for the Feast --
LI-LIV. Troylus in Love --
LV. The Franc Palais --
LVI-LVII. Five Deceptions --
LVIII. An Urgent Appeal from India --
LIX-LX. A Fifth Captive --
LXI-LXIII. The Gold Knight --
I. The Twelve Knights and their Vision --
II-III. Gadifer and the Spirits --
IV-IX. The First Tournament at the Castle of the Maidens --
X. Le Bocu Jousts at Darnant's Tomb --
XI-XII. The Gold Knight and Nerones --
XIII. The Gold Knight Rescues the Golden Eagle --
XIV. The Adventures of Betides --
XV. Bruiant the Faithless --
XVI. The Second Tournament at the Castle of the Maidens --
XVII-XIX. The Rescue from the Invisible Castle --
XX-XXI. The Third Tournament at the Castle of the Maidens --
XXII-XXIV. The Secret Lay --
XXV. The Fourth Tournament at the Castle of the Maidens. XXVI-XXVII. The Great Muster --
XXVIII-XXX. The Battle with the Romans --
XXXI. The Fifth Tournament at the Castle of the Maidens --
XXXII-XXXIII. Le Tor's Penance --
XXXIV. The Sixth Tournament at the Castle of the Maidens --
XXXV. The Temple of the Sovereign God --
XXXVI. The God of the Sheer Mountain --
XXXVII. The Seventh Tournament at the Castle of the Maidens --
XXXVIII. Flamine's Abduction and Lyonnel's Ring --
XXXIX-XLII. The Gold Knight's Search for Nerones --
XLIII. The Eighth Tournament at the Castle of the Maidens --
XLIV. Betides, the Fish-Knights and the Girl-Knight --
XLV. The Ninth Tournament at the Castle of the Maidens --
XLVI. Nerones Found --
XLVII. The Reliquary at the Temple of the Sovereign God --
XLVIII. The Tenth Tournament at the Castle of the Maidens --
XLIX. Perceforest Proclaims a Feast to the Sovereign God --
L-LII. The Sleeping Beauty --
LIII. Estonne's Marriage --
LIV. The Eleventh Tournament at the Castle of the Maidens --
LV. The Brothers Make a Dire Mistake. LVI-LVII. Perceforest's Search for King Gadifer --
LVIII. The Twelfth Tournament at the Castle of the Maidens --
LIX-LX. The Sleeping Beauty's Child --
I. The Feast of the Sovereign God --
II-III. The God of Maids' Desires --
IV-V. Bruiant and Carados --
VI. Perceforest's Displeasure --
VII. Passelion's Birth --
VIII. Estonne's Murder --
IX-XIII. The Quest for Vengeance --
XIV. Passelion's Revenge --
XV. The Rebellion in the Wild March --
XVI-XVII. Margon's Rose --
XVIII. Ominous Signs --
XIX. The Tournament at the City of Nerve --
XX. The Dolphin Answers a Maiden's Desire --
XXI-XXIII. Perceforest Resigns the Kingship --
XXIV. Ourseau the Bear-Boy --
XXV-XXVI. The Coming of the Sovereign God --
XXVII-XXIX. The Roman Invasion --
XXX. Young Ourseau's Journey --
XXXI-XXXV. The Adventures of Young Passelion --
XXXVI. Ourseau in Ireland --
XXXVII. The Youth who Could not be Dubbed --
XXXVIII-XXXIX. The Recovery of Britain --
XL. The Further Adventures of Passelion. XLI-XLII. The Sword and the Stone --
XLIII-XLV. The Gathering at the Ruins of the Franc Palais --
XLVI. The Knighting of Gallafur --
XLVII-XLIX. Ourseau Finds his Ancestors --
L. Gallafur's Dreams --
LI-LII. Passelion's Adventures in Norway --
LIII-LIV. Passelion's Search for Marmona --
LV. Benuic and the Ring --
LVI. Passelion, Marmona and Pride --
LVII. Ourseau's Dreams --
LVIII-LIX. The Sword in the Stone --
I-II. The Two Dragons and the Red Sword --
III. The First Tournament at the Shepherds' Spring --
IV. The Death of Caesar --
V. Exille and Norgal --
VI. Gallafur Pursues the Maiden of the Dragons --
VII. The Second Tournament at the Shepherds' Spring --
VIII. Utran and the Red Sword --
IX. Passelion and the Talking Doe --
X. Nero and the Red Sword --
XI-XII. Nero and Clamidette --
XIII. Gadiforus and the Red Sword --
XIV. The Sixth Tournament at the Shepherds' Spring --
XV-XVIII. Gallafur and the Red Sword --
XIX. Passelion and Morganette. XX-XXI. Norgal and the Maiden of the Dragons --
XXII. The Seventh Tournament at the Shepherds' Spring --
XXIII-XXV. The Box of the Secret Lock --
XXVI. Passelion Finds the Queen of Sicambria --
XXVII-XXXI. Norgal and the Queen of the Shepherds --
XXXII. The Tenth Tournament at the Shepherds' Spring --
XXXIII. Gallafur Sees the Maiden in the Water --
XXXIV-XXXVI. The Six Trophies --
XXXVII-XXXVIII. Gallafur's Vision --
XXXIX. Passelion and Queen Dorine --
XL-XLII. The Twelfth Tournament at the Shepherds' Spring --
I-VI. Gallafur in the Darnant Forest --
VI-VII. Maronex's Adventure at the Well --
VIII. Gallafur and King Nagor --
IX-XI. Maronex at the Castles of Faithfulness --
XII-XVII. The Tournament at the Black Island --
XVIII-XIX. Rescue at Sea --
XX-XXI. Casting out the Spirits --
XXII-XXIII. Gallafur Finds the Maiden of the Dragons --
XXIV-XXIX. The Gathering at the Great Stone --
XXX-XXXII. The Coronation of Gallafur and Alexandre. XXXIII-XXXVI. The Court of Love --
XXXVII. The Tournament at Gallafur's Coronation --
XXXVIII-XXXIX. The Grounds of Love --
XL-XLI. The Castle with the Red Cross --
XLII-XLVI. The Second Trial of Love --
XLVII. The Sicambrians Plan Invasion --
XLVIII. Olofer and Norhot --
XLIX. An Exchange of Love Songs --
L-LII. The Rivals Reconciled --
LIII. Norhot Finds Bellande --
LIV. The end Approaches --
LV-LVI. Merlin's Birth --
LVII. Scapiol's Invasion --
LVIII-LXIV. Olofer's Adventures --
LXV. Gallafur and Alain le Gros --
LXVI. The New Law --
LXVII-LXVIII. Leaving the Isle of Life --
LXIX. The Chapel of the Grail.
Series Title: Arthurian studies, 77.
Other Titles: Perceforest.
Responsibility: translated by Nigel Bryant.


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