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Translated by D.D.R.Owen
[Read/Performed by A Full Cast]
This classic epic revolves around the battle between the Franks and the Moors in 778.
Though he has grown up in poverty in a cave in Italy, Roland is in fact descended from great heroes of old. Since his youth, his mother has taught him that someday he will be a brave hero like his father, Milon, and serve with the great army of his uncle, Charlemagne. When King Charlemagne comes to Italy, he rejoices to find his long-lost sister and nephew and gives them places of honor in his court. As Roland becomes a man and a knight, he embarks on a quest to the Far East and becomes the champion of the Princess of Cathay.
One of the great medieval ''songs of great deeds,'' this is a composite of several hero legends interlaced with Christian moral sentiments. A remarkable panorama of medieval life and thought, The Song of Roland truly reflects the spirit of the times.
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''No member of this(audio)cast is a household name, but all of them demonstrate high-quality dramatic skills in this presentation of the twelfth-century epic French poem considered by many to be the first great piece of French literature.'' --AudioFile
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Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1972. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 0048410039
Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1972. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0048410039