Perceval: The Story of the Grail
Chretien de Troyes' Perceval is the most important single Arthurian romance, containing as it does the first mention of the mysterious grail, later to become the Holy Grail and focal point of the spiritual quest of the knights of Arthur's court. Chretien left the poem unfinished but the extraordinary and intriguing theme of the grail was too good to leave, and other poets continued and eventually completed it. This, the first English translation, is the only edition to include selections from the first, second and third continuations and the work of Gerbert de Montrueil which form a coherent whole and follow through Chretien's essential theme of the making of a knight, both in worldly and spiritual terms. It is therefore the most complete account available of the definitive Arthurian romance and the origins of the Grail legend.
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