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Title: La mort le Roi Artu (the death of Arthur) from the Old French Lancelot of Yale 229 with essays, glossaries, and notes to the text
Description: Turnhout, Brepols, 2007. 28 cm, ix, 322 pp, soft cover. ∂ Published in the series : The Illustrated Lancelot Prose. "The Mort begins with the return of Bohors from the quest of the Holy Grail and narrates the declining fortunes of King Arthur and his Round Table through the dissolution of the Table and the death of Arthur. The tale includes Morgainís efforts to convince Arthur of Lancelot and Guinevereís adultery, Lancelotís battle to save Guinevere from burning at the stake, the dramatic discovery of Guinevere and Lancelot by Arthurís knights, the departure of Arthur from his kingdom to fight Lancelot, and Arthurís leaving his Kingdom, the keys to his treasury, and his Queen in the hands of the treacherous Mordret. In the closing folios, Arthur is mortally wounded by Mordret at the apocalyptic Battle of Salisbury Plain, and Lancelot returns to avenge Arthur against Mordretís two sons at the final Battle of Winchester. The book closes shortly after the death of Lancelot, with a rejection of the life of court and chivalry in favor of penance and spiritual fulfillment."

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Price: EUR 80.00 = appr. US$ 86.95 Seller: Marc Van de Wiele Antiquariaat
- Book number: 10686