The Quest of the Holy Grail (Paperback)

The Quest of the Holy Grail By Anonymous, Pauline M. Matarasso (Translated by), Pauline M. Matarasso (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Anonymous, Pauline M. Matarasso (Translated by), Pauline M. Matarasso (Introduction by)
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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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ISBN: 9780140442205
ISBN-10: 0140442200
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Penguin Classics