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Parzival (Penguin Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

Composed in the early thirteenth century, Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival is the re-creation and completion of the story left unfinished by its initiator Chretien de Troyes. It follows Parzival from his boyhood and career as a knight in the court of King Arthur to his ultimate achievement as King of the Temple of the Grail, which Wolfram describes as a life-giving Stone. As a knight serving the German nobility in the imperial Hohenstauffen period, the author was uniquely placed to describe the zest and colour of his hero's world, with dazzling depictions of courtly luxury, jousting and adventure. Yet this is not simply a tale of chivalry, but an epic quest for spiritual education, as Parzival must conquer his ignorance and pride and learn humility before he can finally win the Holy Grail.

Synopsis:

A modern translation of the twelfth-century German poem tells of Parzival's quest for the Holy Grail and self-perfection as a knight in the resplendent court of King Arthur.

Table of Contents

Translated by A. T. Hatto

Foreword

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Wolfram's Apology

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

An Introduction to a Second Reading

A Glossary of Personal Names

A List of Works in English for Further Reading

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140443615
Designed:
Hatto, A. T.
Author:
Wolfram
Author:
Von Eschenback, Wolfram
Author:
Eschenbach, Wolfram Von
Author:
Hatto, A. T.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth, Eng. ;
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Arthurian romances
Subject:
Romances
Subject:
Perceval (legendary character)
Subject:
Perceval
Subject:
Perceval (Legendary character) -- Romances.
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
no. 34
Publication Date:
19801131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
7.88x5.12x.79 in. .68 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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