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The Romance of Tristan and Iseult (1900)

by Joseph Bedier, Béroul

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I really enjoyed this book, I knew a bit about the story before reading it, and I'd seen the movie, although this book is very different from the movie.
I really liked it.

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  bookish92 | Mar 20, 2014 |
Ah Love: can't live with it, can't live without it
  VeritysVeranda | Sep 29, 2013 |
This collaboration by Bedier, Belloc, and Rosenfield on retelling, translating, and completing the romance of Tristan and Iseult is a bit of a page turner. I expected to have to make an effort in exploring this medieval classic, but the prose was clear and swift. The story is compelling with its twists and turns, and as fresh as falling in love. It's essentially an exploration of the myriad permutations that a passionate infatuation can have on the loyalties of friends, the conspiracies of frenemies, and one's own peace of mind. Today, there's a name for this kind of whirlwind disorienting experience. It's called "middle school". ( )
6 vote Ganeshaka | Dec 8, 2008 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Bedier, Josephprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Béroulmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Belloc, HilaireTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
de Rougemont, DennisIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fónagy, Ivánsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ghelber, MarinaContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hegedüs, Istvánsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Loke, MarieTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Oppenheim, Annie L.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Paris, GastonForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Riba, CarlesTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Riquer, Martí deForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rosenfeld, PaulTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Simmonds, FlorenceTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
von Numers, LorenzTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Long ago, when Mark was King over Cornwall, Rivalen, King of Lyonesse, heard that Mark's enemies waged war on him; so he crossed the sea to bring him aid; and so faithfully did he serve him with counsel and sword that Mark gave him his sister Blanchefleur, whom King Rivalen loved most marvellously. (Belloc/Rosenfeld translation)
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The Bedier adaptation and its translations. Do not combine other versions of the legend here.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0679750169, Paperback)

The story of the Cornish knight and the Irish princess who meet by deception, fall in love by magic, and pursue that love in defiance of heavenly and earthly laws has inspired artists through the centuries. But nowhere has it been retold with greater eloquence and dignity than this edition, which weaves several medieval sources into a seamless whole.

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THE ONLY COMPLETE AND DEFINITIVE eBOOK VERSION OF JOSEPH BEDIER?S FRENCH CLASSIC AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH ALL of Hillaire Belloc?s omissions? more than 10,000 words, missing (suppressed) from all other electronic English versions of the translation? have been beautifully restored in this FONTHILL PRESS eBook and the hardcover editions. ADDITIONALLY, only here will you find: Gaston Paris? original Preface Joseph Bedier?s milestone essay on French elements of the story Vincent Nicolosi?s luminous introductory notes on Celtic aspects of the legend of Tristan and Iseult.… (more)

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