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The Quest of the Holy Grail By Introduction by Pauline Matarasso

The Quest of the Holy Grail
by Introduction by Pauline Matarasso

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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.
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The Quest of the Holy Grail by Introduction by Pauline Matarasso

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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About Introduction by Pauline Matarasso


Pauline Matarasso read modern languages at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford and was awarded a Doctorat de l'Universite de Paris in 1958. She has also translated The Cistercian World and Aucassin and Nicolette and Other Tales for the Penguin Classics. Her combined biography of Anne of France, Anne of Brittany and Louise of Savoy, Queen's Maid, was published in 2001. Pauline Matarasso read modern languages at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, and was awarded a Doctorat de l'Universite de Paris in 1958. She has also translated The Cistercain World and Aucassin and Nicolette and Other Tales for the Penguin Classics. Her combined biography of Anne of France, Anne of Brittany and Louise of Savoy, Queen's Maid, was published in 2001.

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GOR001148525
The Quest of the Holy Grail by Introduction by Pauline Matarasso
Introduction by Pauline Matarasso
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1975-05-29
304
0140442200
9780140442205
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