Lancelot of the Lake

Lancelot of the Lake

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Translated for the first time into English, the Old French prose poem is a classic of European literature and has influenced such diverse figures as Dante, T.H. White, and the makers of the 1967 film more

Product details

  • Paperback | 470 pages
  • 127 x 190.5 x 20.32mm | 226.8g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192837931
  • 9780192837936
  • 1,984,491

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"Given the swell of interest in the 13th century prose romances, this translation is an invaluable tool for English readers, and a rapid reference tool for scholars who do not have the Old French text to hand. It is an unfailingly accurate translation that is particularly sensitive to the nuances of the Old French text. A much wider audience will now be able to enjoy a long-lasting medieval masterpiece, and feel what was new about imaginative prose writing in the 13th century. The introduction complements the translation quite nicely."--Carol Doyer, IHarvard University"A very useful and welcome survey."--Suzanne Rahn, Pacific Lutheran University"An excellent translation."--Phillip C. Boardman, University of Nevada"Fills a gap. The translation is idiomatic in Modern English and preserves the flavor of the original."--Linda Marie Zaerr, Boise State Universityshow more

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