Sir Perceval of Galles and Ywain and Gawain (Middle English Texts) (Paperback)

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By Mary Flowers Braswell (Editor)
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This volume contains the only known English version of Chretien de Troyes's romance of the naive knight Perceval, Sir Perceval of Galles. The work uses Perceval's ridiculous behavior as a late medieval satire of courtliness. Accompanying this tale is Ywain and Gawain, a translation of a second Chretien poem, Le Chevalier au Lion. Unlike Sir Perceval, this poem extols the virtues of chivalry and honor. These complementary works form an excellent introduction to Middle English Arthurian romance, as they include editing, glosses, introductions, and a very helpful glossary for beginning students.

About the Author

Mary Flowers Braswell is Professor emerita at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her research interests include medieval and comparative literature.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781879288607
ISBN-10: 1879288605
Publisher: Medieval Institute Publications
Publication Date: October 1st, 1995
Pages: 220
Language: English
Series: Middle English Texts