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Perceval, Or, The Story of the Grail | Chrtien (de Troyes), Chrtien de Troyes
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This time in #Medievalbooks one for everyone: Perceval. If you like stories about The Knights of the Round Table, Chrétien de Troyes is your guy. He pretty much invented all the things we now know (including the famous Lancelot and his affair with Guinevere). Perceval is his last book and he kind of died before finishing it and explaining what the Grail is. That gave way to the many stories and Christian speculations!
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ofbooksandme A bit of plot: Perceval is a teenager and a pretty bad knight overall. He's also a bit...slow...he has no idea how to interpret what he hears and takes everything literal. Which leads to some pretty funny moments. Per advice from his mom, he goes out to seek adventure and become a true knight of Arthur's court. One of the funniest, weirdest and perhaps most poetic and cryptic of Chrétien's stories. 12mo
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