Author: Joan T. Grimbert
Publisher: Psychology Press
A substantial introduction traces the Tristan and Isolde legend from the twelfth century to the present, emphasizing literary versions, but also surveying the legend's sources and its appearance in the visual arts, music and film. The nineteen essays are a mix of new, new English, revised, and 'classic'. It contains an extensive bibliography.
Author: J. Bedier
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
Older than even the Arthurian myths, this 12th-century legend has inspired stories, songs, and artworks. This magnificent hardcover edition, featuring color illustrations on every page, blends visual impact with literary quality.
Author: Rosemary Sutcliff
Publisher: Random House
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Rosemary Sutcliff's starkly simple retelling of the uniquely tragic and romantic story of the warrior Tristan and his love for the fair Iseult of Ireland, his uncle's chosen bride.
A Twelfth Century Poem
Category: Arthurian romances
Author: Joseph Bédier
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Author: Joseph Bedier,Gottfried Strassborg
This classic of medieval literature is a definitive romance of Arthurian legend. In this edition are two versions of the tale. One by German born Gottfried von Strassburg (12th century) and another modern version by the Frenchman Joseph Bedier; first published in 1900. Both are landmark versions contributing to the story's rich history. "Tristan and Iseult" tells the tale of the young knight Tristan, nephew of King Mark of Cornwall, and his unexpected love affair with Princess Iseult. A drink from the love potion sets the tale into motion as their arduous journey becomes threatened by jealousy. Also at stake is the Kingdom of Cornwall, and Tristan must test himself to ensure the stability of the weakening court. This tale has been adapted into operas, plays, movies, and novels, becoming a classic tale of the perils of love. "Tristan and Iseult" combines courtly love, Christian allegory, and medieval mysticism in a colorful journey that remains as potent as ever.
Author: J. Bédier,Hilaire Belloc
Publisher: Courier Corporation
This immortal tale concerns the doomed love between a knight and a princess. The heroic Tristan, nephew and champion of King Mark of Cornwall, journeys to Ireland to bring home his uncle's betrothed, the fair Iseult. Their shipboard voyage takes a tumultuous turn with a misunderstanding and a magic potion, and the lovers quickly find that there's no turning back.
Author: Gottfried (von Strassburg),Thomas (Anglo-Norman poet),Heinrich (von Freiberg)
Category: Arthurian romances
Author: Joseph Bdier
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
He is a divinely handsome young man, valiant and fiercely loyal to his uncle who adopted and nurtured him from the time he was an abandoned orphan. She is the ethereally beautiful princess of a faraway country, betrothed to the middle-aged uncle. They meet when the young man is sent as an emissary to her country to bring her back for the grand wedding. On board the ship, the two fall tragically in love. Tristan and Iseult by Joseph Bedier is a retelling of an ancient legend which has been popular for nearly eight hundred years! The origins of the story are lost in the mists of time, but scholars reckon that it is based on a Persian epic poem called Vis O Ramin, composed by the Persian poet Asad Gorgani in the 11th century. This itself was based on oral traditions which existed since the first century. Whatever the origin, the poignant story of doomed lovers captured the imagination of writers, musicians, playwrights, poets and artists all over the world and gave rise to wonderful works of literature and art. Joseph Bedier was a classical scholar and professor of Medieval Literature at the University de Faubourg, Switzerland. Due to his concerted efforts, interest was revived in ancient French texts and legends. Tristan and Iseult was published in 1909 and it firmly established his great reputation as a writer and a scholar. It was translated into English by Hilaire Belloc and Paul Rosenfeld. Other translations included Cornish, German, Italian and many other languages. Tristan and Iseult tells the story of a Cornish knight, Tristan, who travels to Ireland to bring back the lovely princess Iseult for his uncle Mark to marry. En route, the two young people fall in love. Some legends have it that the lovers mistakenly ingested a love potion that made them fall eternally and irrevocably in love. When they reach their destination, Iseult marries King Mark but continues her affair. When the secret is discovered, the lovers are condemned for adultery. They are sentenced to death, but conspire to escape. There are various versions of the end of this story - Some end in tragedy with both dying, while others have them escaping, begging the king for forgiveness and living happily ever after. Whatever the outcome, the story has had an indelible impact on Western romantic and tragic traditions. It was also incorporated into Arthurian legends...
Author: Arthur Symons
Publisher: Wentworth Press
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