The Quest Of The Holy Grail

Paperback | February 28, 1969

byP AnonymousTranslated byPauline M. Matarasso, Pauline Matarasso

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Composed by an unknown author in early thirteenth-century France, The Quest of the Holy Grail is a fusion of Arthurian legend and Christian symbolism, reinterpreting ancient Celtic myth as a profound spiritual fable. It recounts the quest of the knights of Camelot - the simple Perceval, the thoughtful Bors, the rash Gawain, the weak Lancelot and the saintly Galahad - as they journey through danger and temptation to reach the elusive Holy Grail. But only one of them is judged worthy to see the mysteries within the sacred vessel, and look upon the ineffable. Enfused with tragic grandeur and an aura of mysticism, The Quest is an absorbing and radiant allegory of man's perilous search for divine grace, and had a profound influence on later Arthurian romances and versions of the Grail legend.

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As one of the most well known stories from Medieval Literature, The Quest of The Holy Grail takes its place in the court of King Arthur and his knights. A tale of chivalry and adventure, its plot was intended, on some level, as a guide to the spiritual life through moral virtue and chastity. This quest leads readers across a land that ...

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Composed by an unknown author in early thirteenth-century France, The Quest of the Holy Grail is a fusion of Arthurian legend and Christian symbolism, reinterpreting ancient Celtic myth as a profound spiritual fable. It recounts the quest of the knights of Camelot - the simple Perceval, the thoughtful Bors, the rash Gawain, the weak La...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7.79 × 5.11 × 0.63 inPublished:February 28, 1969Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0140442200

ISBN - 13:9780140442205

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As one of the most well known stories from Medieval Literature, The Quest of The Holy Grail takes its place in the court of King Arthur and his knights. A tale of chivalry and adventure, its plot was intended, on some level, as a guide to the spiritual life through moral virtue and chastity. This quest leads readers across a land that is riddled with danger, temptation and false promises. In a combination of Celtic myth and Arthurian romance, man’s arduous search for God is exemplified through allegory, symbolism and mystic legend.