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The Song of Roland (Signet Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

The poem's vivid set pieces — the treason of Ganelon, the last stand of Roland at Roncesvals, Charlemagne's campaign of vengeance, and the final act of retribution — are justly famous.

Synopsis:

It is a timeless story of war and vengeance, of Good versus Evil. And at the center of this heroic epic stands Roland — the supreme embodiment of chivalry and honor.

Synopsis:

One of the crowning achievements of medieval artistic genius, The Song of Roland tells the story of the battle of Roncesvals in 778.

At the center of this heroic epic is Roland, the supreme embodiment of the chivalric ideal who leads his men into combat and fights valiantly to the death.

As Robert Harrison, the translator of this acclaimed edition, explains, "The carefully balanced structure of The Song of Roland is designed like a folding mirror to reflect the battle between Good and Evil at all levels of meaning."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451528575
Translator:
Harrison, Robert
Introduction:
Harrison, Robert
Translator:
Harrison, Robert
Introduction by:
Harrison, Robert
Introduction:
Harrison, Robert
Author:
Kay, Guy Gavriel
Author:
Anonymous
Author:
Harrison, Robert
Publisher:
Signet Classics
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Roland (legendary character)
Subject:
Knights and knighthood
Subject:
Epic poetry, French
Subject:
Roland
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B-Mass Market
Series:
Signet Classics (Paperback)
Series Volume:
vol. 14, no. 5(G)
Publication Date:
20020903
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
6.72x6.24x.55 in. .21 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , It is a timeless story of war and vengeance, of Good versus Evil. And at the center of this heroic epic stands Roland — the supreme embodiment of chivalry and honor.
"Synopsis" by ,

One of the crowning achievements of medieval artistic genius, The Song of Roland tells the story of the battle of Roncesvals in 778.

At the center of this heroic epic is Roland, the supreme embodiment of the chivalric ideal who leads his men into combat and fights valiantly to the death.

As Robert Harrison, the translator of this acclaimed edition, explains, "The carefully balanced structure of The Song of Roland is designed like a folding mirror to reflect the battle between Good and Evil at all levels of meaning."

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