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Arthurian Romances - (Everyman S) by Chretien De Troyes (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 560

Genre: Literary Criticism

Series Title: Everyman S

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Everyman Paperbacks

Author: Chretien De Troyes

Language: English

Street Date: October 15, 1993
TCIN: 77263145
UPC: 9780460873895
Item Number (DPCI): 247-53-1588


Erec and Enide; Cliges; Lancelot; Yvain; Perceval

An idyllically happy marriage in which a husband is so involved that he neglects his duties as a knight; love endangered by a husband who is more interested in athletic chivalry than his wife; timorous young love; and adulterous passion -- together these stories offer the most complete expression of French chivalry and of courtly love.

Chretien de Troyes did not invent the Arthurian legend: he gave it sophisticated literary form, establishing it as major branch of European literature. Without chretien we might today scarcely have heard of King Arthur and his brave company.

The most comprehensive paperback edition available, with introduction, notes and glossary

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