The Romance Of Tristan: The Tale Of Tristan's Madness by Alan BeroulThe Romance Of Tristan: The Tale Of Tristan's Madness by Alan Beroul

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

byAlan BeroulTranslated byAlan S. FedrickIntroduction byAlan S. Fedrick

Paperback | July 27, 1978

Pricing and Purchase Info

$15.71 online 
$19.00 list price save 17%
Earn 79 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


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 literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Béroul was a Norman poet of the twelfth century. He wrote a Norman language version of the Tristan and Iseult story of which 3000 verses survive today, preserved at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris.Alan S. Fedrick is a writer and translator who is best known for his translation of Beroul’s The Romance of Tristan: The Tale of Tristan...
Title:The Romance Of Tristan: The Tale Of Tristan's MadnessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.78 × 5.07 × 0.42 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


From Our Editors

 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.