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Perceforest free pdf Perceforest is one of the largest and certainly the most extraordinary of the late Arthurian romances. It dates from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, and is the subject of rapidly increasing attention and research- an edition of the whole text is in progress, but this version is the first to present to a modern audience books five and six. The romance begins with the arrival of Alexander in Britain, who is responsible for its original settlement by Arthur's ancestors. The whole of the action takes place in the pagan period, and the remarkable depiction of the 'Supreme God' whom Alexander worships is the first of many surprising inventions. Alexander's follower Perceforest is given the island, and finds it infesting by the 'evil lineage' of Darnant the Enchanter. Magic plays a dominant part in the adventures which follow, and Perceforest ousts Darnant's clan despite their supernatural powers. He found the knightly order of the 'Franc Palais', an ideal of chivalric civilisation which prefigures the Round Table of Arthur and indeed that of Edward III. In the course of describing the adventures of Perceforest and his knights, this fascinating works provides early versions of several tales, including the first telling of the story of Sleeping Beauty. Because of its enormous length - it runs to over a million words - Nigel Bryant has provided a version which gives a full synopsis of the plot and all the episodes linking extensive passages of translation, to make a manageable and highly readable version of this remarkable and largely unexplored work.

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Author : Nigel Bryant
Publisher : D.S. Brewer
Data Published : 10 March 2011
ISBN : 1843842629
EAN : 9781843842620
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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