Lancelot-Grail: Introduction

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Norris J. Lacy
Boydell & Brewer Ltd, 2010 - Arthurian romances - 440 pages
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The most comprehensive account of the story of Arthur, the Round Table and the Grail is to he found in the work known as Lancelot-Grail or the litigate Cycle. It tells the story of the Arthurian world from the events of the Crucifixion, where the Grail originated, to the death of Lancelot after the destruction of the Round Table. It draws in many different strands, from the pseudo-historical stories about Arthur to the romances of chivalric adventure and the spiritual quest for the Grail. It consists of five works: the longest is Lancelot, a kind of chivalric history of the Round Table, which leads into the quest for the Grail and Arthur's death. The first two books were added later, and provide an account of events through Arthur's marriage and early military victories. Not long after the cycle was completed, another writer retained the first two books of the Vulgate Cycle but recast the last three books with a rather different emphasis; this version is known as the --
 

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Contents

the Post VuLGate MerLin continuation 1 The Conception of mordred The Bizarre Beast
3
merlin Demonstrates Remarkable Knowledge and eventually Reveals his Identity to Arthur
6
Court at Carduel The Revelation of Arthurs Parentage
13
The First Adventure Pellinor and Girflet
19
Arthur meets Pellinor and learns about excalibur
24
Arthur Receives the Sword excalibur
31
Arthur Sets the Children of logres Adrift at Sea
35
Balin Claims an IllFated Sword
40
Pellinor Rescues the maiden and Returns to Court Bearing the head of Another maiden
144
Tor Revealed as Pellinors Son merlin Predicts Details of Pellinors Death
153
merlin Infatuated with Ninianne Goes with her to Brittany Where he Predicts Greatness for lancelot and Failure for Claudas
158
The lake of Diana Ninianne Increasingly ensnares merlin
161
merlin and Ninianne Return to Great Britain merlin Breaks an enchantment
166
The Invasion of the Five Kings New Knights Chosen for the Round Table
169
Bademagus Pique his Departure from Court and his oath
175
morgan and the Counterfeit Sword Arthur Against Accalon
177

The Tragic Tale of launceor and lione merlin Prophesies the Dolorous Stroke
47
Balin and Balan Defeat King Rion
51
Arthur Receives Rion Prisoner learns of lots enmity
56
The Battle with King Rions Brother Nero
60
The Death of King lot
63
The Aftermath of Battle merlin Predicts the Beginning of the Grail Quest
67
merlins Infatuation morgans Counterfeit Scabbard I
69
Balins First unknown Knight
74
Balin Starts his Quest The Second unknown Knight
78
The Castle of the Basin of Blood
85
The Knight with Two Swords and the Father of a Wounded man Go to Pellehans Court to Seek Vengeance
88
The Dolorous Stroke
90
Balins Third unknown Knight and his lady
97
Balin Is Forced to meet a Stranger in Battle
103
Balin and Balan Kill each other merlin Sets the Sword in the Stone
106
Arthur Betrothed to Guenevere The Round Table Transferred to Arthurs Court
113
Arthurs marriage The Knighting of Gawain and Tor Pellinor Completes the Round Table
118
The Three Adventures Assigned to the Three New Knights
122
Gawain and the Stag
125
Tor Does Battle to Regain the Brachet merlin Reveals to Arthur That Tor Is Pellinors Son
136
The Death of merlin
186
Battle of Arthur and Accalon Continued The lady of the lake Intervenes to Save Arthurs life
191
Yvain Stops morgan from Killing urien
198
morgan Fleeing from Arthur Steals excaliburs Scabbard and Throws It into a lake
200
In his Anger at morgan Arthur Banishes Yvain Yvain and Gawain Join morholt each Takes on an Adventure
207
Arthur Is Saved from a Poisoned mantle by Ninianne Who Promises to Protect him Because he honors Chivalry
218
Gawain at the Plain of Adventures Pellias and Arcade
221
Gawains Adventure with Pellias and Arcade Continued
234
Gawains Adventure with Pellias and Arcade Continued
236
Gawain and the maiden Who Chose the Dwarf
240
morholt at King Pellinors Celebration The lady and Dwarf Threatened with Death by Burning
243
morholt Saves the lady and the Dwarf The Stone of the Stag The old ladys Spell
246
Gawain and morholt Freed of the Spell
257
morholt and Gawain at the Rock of the maidens
259
Yvain at the Rock of the Stag Gawain and morholt miss the Rendezvous Yvain at the Rock of the maidens
264
Yvain Fails to Free Gawain and morholt from the Rock of the maidens he Returns to Court
272
merlins Death Becomes Known Gaheriet Is Knighted in order to Free Gawain and morholt
281
Gaheriet Sets out Followed by Agravain
287
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