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Arthurian Romances by Chrétien de Troyes
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Jan 13, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: adult
Recommended to Melissa by: Dr. Liam Felsen
Read in March, 2009

Aside from all the mentioning of "the Joy", I really liked reading Arthurian Romances. I'd have to say that the story of Erec and Enide is by far my favorite. It deals with the principle of chivalry. Erec is a very chivalrous knight who quests for love of his queen and for love of his lady. Once he and Enide, his lady, are married, he gives up jousts and questing to stay by her side. Enide is afraid that he will loose his renown and urges him to go. Erec does indeed go questing again, but he takes Enide along with him. In the end, his chivalry is greater as is his love for Enide. I wasn't nearly as fond of the other stories, as they made most of the characters in them seem ridiculous. They are, however, very entertaining.

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