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Perceval: The Story of the Grail

de Troyes, Chretien; Burton Raffel (translator)

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ISBN 10: 0300075855 / ISBN 13: 9780300075854
Published by Yale University Press, New Haven, 1999
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Octavo in purple boards with gilt titles; 310 p., 22 cm. In English. || Abstract: This is the story of the Grail. Perceval progresses from a naive boyhood in rural seclusion to a position of high respect as a knight at King Arthur's court. Fine copy with the slightest bumps and rubbing to corners of boards; else excellent copy; boards are clean and bright; pages are clean, crisp, bright and free of marks and creases; binding is tight and square. Like new. First edition, first printing (full number line). Bookseller Inventory # 84585

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Title: Perceval: The Story of the Grail

Publisher: Yale University Press, New Haven

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Acclaimed for his sensitive and faithful translations of the work of Chr_tien de Troyes, Burton Raffel here completes the fifth and last of the French poet`s influential Arthurian poems. Chrtien`s unfinished Perceval introduces the story of the Grail and follows Perceval`s progress from a boyhood in rural seclusion to knighthood and high respect at King Arthur`s court.

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Burton Raffel is distinguished professor of humanities at the University of Southwestern Louisiana. His publications include six books and chapbooks of poetry, three texts on the translation process, and translations of many works, including the five Arthurian romances of Chrétien de Troyes.

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