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Parzival
by Von Eschenbach Wolfram and A. T. Hatto


Overview - Composed in the early thirteenth century, Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival is the re-creation and completion of the story left unfinished by its initiator Chretien de Troyes. It follows Parzival from his boyhood and career as a knight in the court of King Arthur to his ultimate achievement as King of the Temple of the Grail, which Wolfram describes as a life-giving Stone.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Composed in the early thirteenth century, Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival is the re-creation and completion of the story left unfinished by its initiator Chretien de Troyes. It follows Parzival from his boyhood and career as a knight in the court of King Arthur to his ultimate achievement as King of the Temple of the Grail, which Wolfram describes as a life-giving Stone. As a knight serving the German nobility in the imperial Hohenstauffen period, the author was uniquely placed to describe the zest and colour of his hero's world, with dazzling depictions of courtly luxury, jousting and adventure. Yet this is not simply a tale of chivalry, but an epic quest for spiritual education, as Parzival must conquer his ignorance and pride and learn humility before he can finally win the Holy Grail.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780140443615
  • ISBN-10: 0140443614
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: November 1980
  • Page Count: 448
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.88 x 5.12 x 0.79 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.68 pounds

Series: Penguin Classics

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