This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
Fantastic adventures abound in these courtly romances: Erec and Enide, Cligés, The Knight of the Cart, The Knight with the Lion, and The Story of the Grail.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Founded in 1906 by J.M. Dent, the Everyman Library has always tried to make the best books ever written available to the greatest number of people at the lowest possible price. Unique editorial features that help Everyman Paperback Classics stand out from the crowd include: a leading scholar or literary critic's introduction to the text, a biography of the author, a chronology of her or his life and times, a historical selection of criticism, and a concise plot summary. All books published since 1993 have also been completely restyled: all type has been reset, to offer a clarity and ease of reading unique among editions of the classics; a vibrant, full-color cover design now complements these great texts with beautiful contemporary works of art. But the best feature must be Everyman's uniquely low price. Each Everyman title offers these extensive materials at a price that competes with the most inexpensive editions on the market-but Everyman Paperbacks have durable binding, quality paper, and the highest editorial and scholarly standards.From the Back Cover:
Although he didn't invent the Round Table or the tales of its fellowship, the twelfth-century poet Chrétien de Troyes was the first to recount in verse the adventures of Arthur's knights. He is also chiefly responsible for establishing the importance of the Arthurian legend in European literature and assuring its survival into modern times. This sensitive translation of Chrétien's verse narratives features four romances, including those of Erec and Enide, Cligés, Yvain, and Lancelot.
Erec and Enide's tale illustrates how honor can be restored to a troubled relationship through acts of public duty. Cligés' tale involves a forbidden relationship, in which a knight falls in love with his queen--who is also his uncle's wife. The story of Yvain explores the effects of long-term absence on a questing knight's marriage. Lancelot's adventure, the rescue of Guinevere, is Chrétien's enduring contribution to the tradition of Arthurian myth. The version included is a principal source of Mallory's popular Le Morte d'Arthur. Lively and accessible, these four romances form the most complete expression of the ideals of French chivalry by a single author.
Dover (2006) republication of the edition published by E. P. Dutton & Co., New York, 1913.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Dutton Adult, 1955. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110460006983
Book Description Dutton Adult. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0460006983 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW99.0235618
Book Description Dutton Adult, 1955. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0460006983
Book Description Dutton Adult, 1955. Hardcover. Condition: New. Everyman's Edition. Seller Inventory # DADAX0460006983
Book Description Condition: New. New. Looks like an interesting title!. Seller Inventory # M-0460006983
Book Description Condition: New. New. Looks like an interesting title!. Seller Inventory # E-0460006983
Book Description Dutton Adult, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. Everyman's Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0460006983n