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High History of the Holy Grail: (Perlesvaus)

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Here is an ancient tale of High Romance, the substance of which in one form or another has intrigued and fascinated men and women for well nigh a thousand years, not only in our own land but also across the seas. Nothing it would appear can kill the Arthurian Saga.

Generation after generation has inspired and entertained by the legends of the Hero-King, his Knights of the R
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Paperback, 379 pages
Published November 26th 1987 by James Clarke Company (first published 1200)
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Derek Davis
Maybe it deserves higher, since it's a bit more together iin its telling than most medieval tales. One of the very first of the grail/Arthurian legends, it comes down as an English translation of a 13th century French work that claims in turn to come from the Latin. The story line interweaves exploits of Percival, Lancelot and Gawain as they move endlessly through a landscape of forests and castles, righting wrongs done to exceedingly fair damsels (think Nicole Kidman seated under every third ...more
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Dec 28, 2014 Joshua rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you want to experience Arthurian literature as it was originally conceived in the 13th century and not how it evolved in the later medieval period (and beyond), then this is the book for you.

In terms of tone and plot, this is not like any Grail lore that is considered "mainstream": there is no Merlin; there is no Excalibur or Lady in the Lake; the point of the Round Table and knighthood is to uphold Arthur's rule and the New Law (i.e. the Christian faith); there is a forbidden romance between
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Ro
Apr 18, 2012 Ro rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Este lo leí en la escuela hace una eternidad y me ha quedado claro que no tiene nada que ver en realidad con la leyenda Arturica. Es un texto que bien podría caber en la categoría de Fan Fiction pues desarrolla (si bien pobremente) algunas tangentes de las aventuras de los caballeros mas entrañables de la leyenda. De cualquier manera, es intrascendente en el ciclo y no encaja con el estilo ni el espíritu de la historia. No tengo la menor idea de porque Siruela lo ha publicado.
Paulabits
Feb 07, 2011 Paulabits rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Grial fans
La única razón por la cual leí este libro fue porque necesitaba información sobre Percival y el Grial.
Es un gran libro, pero para grandes fanáticos. No es malo, simplemente no es para mí.
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