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Merlin and the Grail

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It is hard to overstate the importance of this trilogy of prose romances in the development of the legend of the Holy Grail and in the evolution of Arthurian literature as a whole. They give a crucial new impetus to the story of the Grail by establishing a provenance for the sacred vessel - and for the Round Table itself - in the Biblical past; and through the controlling figure of Merlin they link the story of Joseph of Arimathea with the mythical British history of Vortigern and Uther Pendragon, the birth of Arthur, and the sword in the stone, and then with the knightly adventures of Perceval's Grail quest and the betrayal and death of Arthur, creating the very first Arthurian cycle. Ambitious, original and complete in its conception, this trilogy attributed to Robert de Boron is translated here for the first time by Nigel Bryant. This paperback edition has covers which are bent and slightly marked. The pages, though clean, are also bent somewhat.

Item details

Author(s):
Robert de Boron Translated by Nigel Bryant
Condition:
Fair
Edition:
2001
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0859917797
ISBN-13:
9780859917797
Number of pages:
172
Publisher:
D. S. Brewer
Title:
Merlin and the Grail

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It is hard to overstate the importance of this trilogy of prose romances in the development of the legend of the Holy Grail and in the evolution of Arthurian literature as a whole. They give a crucial new impetus to the story of the Grail by establishing a provenance for the sacred vessel - and for the Round Table itself - in the Biblical past; and through the controlling figure of Merlin they link the story of Joseph of Arimathea with the mythical British history of Vortigern and Uther Pendragon, the birth of Arthur, and the sword in the stone, and then with the knightly adventures of Perceval's Grail quest and the betrayal and death of Arthur, creating the very first Arthurian cycle. Ambitious, original and complete in its conception, this trilogy attributed to Robert de Boron is translated here for the first time by Nigel Bryant. This paperback edition has covers which are bent and slightly marked. The pages, though clean, are also bent somewhat.

Author(s):
Robert de Boron Translated by Nigel Bryant
Condition:
Fair
Edition:
2001
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0859917797
ISBN-13:
9780859917797
Number of pages:
172
Publisher:
D. S. Brewer
Title:
Merlin and the Grail

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