The Romance Of Tristan: The Tale Of Tristan's Madness

Paperback | July 27, 1978

byAlan BeroulTranslated byAlan S. FedrickIntroduction byAlan S. Fedrick

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This edition contains perhaps the earliest and most elemental version of the tragic legend of Tristan and Yseult in a distinguished prose translation. Alan S. Fredrick summarizes missing episodes and includes a translation of 'The Tale of Tristan's Madness.'

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  Little is known of Beroul except that he lived during the 12th century and composed this epic poem about the illicit and tragic passion of Tristan and Yseult. Juxtaposing the traditional jongleur style with simple and sometimes brutal drama, readers become unconsciously sympathetic to the means by which the characters challenge desti...

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This edition contains perhaps the earliest and most elemental version of the tragic legend of Tristan and Yseult in a distinguished prose translation. Alan S. Fredrick summarizes missing episodes and includes a translation of 'The Tale of Tristan's Madness.'For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.39 inPublished:July 27, 1978Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140442308

ISBN - 13:9780140442304

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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  Little is known of Beroul except that he lived during the 12th century and composed this epic poem about the illicit and tragic passion of Tristan and Yseult. Juxtaposing the traditional jongleur style with simple and sometimes brutal drama, readers become unconsciously sympathetic to the means by which the characters challenge destiny in the name of love. This translation by Alan S. Fedrick captures the flavour, humour and tragedy of The Romance of Tristan in a manner fully appreciable to the modern reader.