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The Lancelot-Grail Reader: Selections from the Medieval French Arthurian Cycle (Garland Reference Library of the Humanities) Paperback – 16 Mar 2000

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  • Paperback: 452 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (16 Mar. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0815334192
  • ISBN-13: 978-0815334194
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.6 x 22.9 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,475,162 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The efforts of Norris J. Lacy and his associates have made this important work available to a wider audience in a form which is both readable and reliable."
"This English translation is beautifully done...will delight readers from the first paragraph to the last."
-"Library Journal
"Norris Lacy and his team of translators have done an immense service to scholars, providing a translation that does a fine job in treading the fine line between readability and intelligibility on the one hand and accuracy and fidelity to the original language on the other. They are to be thanked and commended."
-"The Medieval Review


The Lancelot-Grail Reader is a single-volume condensation of the complete five-volume translation of the Vulgate and Post-Vulgate Cycles of Arthurian romance. Like the original, published by Garland in 1993-96, the present volume is the work of a team of translations directed by Norris J. Lacy. It has been edited for students and Arthurian enthusiasts in general. Dating from early thirteenth century, the Vulgate Cycle relates the entire course of Arthurian legend, from the early history of the Grail to Arthur's death. The Post-Vulgate Cycle, also anonymous, is a rehandling of the Vulgate material dating to 1230-40. In order to increase the utility of the one-volume version, the translators have offered long passages, which are linked by narrative summaries that permit the reader to follow the entire narrative. The general editor has also provided a concise introduction and suggestions for further reading to complement and enhance the text. The team of translators includes Norris J. Lacy (General Editor), Martha Asher, E. Jane Burns, Carleton E. Carroll, Carol J. Chase, William W. Kibler, Roberta L. Krueger, Rupert T. Pickens, and Samuel N. Rosenberg.

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