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Tristan with the 'Tristan' of Thomas

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Tristan with the 'Tristan' of Thomas by Gottfried Von Strassburg
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One of the great romances of the Middle Ages, Tristan, written in the early thirteenth century, is based on a medieval love story of grand passion and deceit. By slaying a dragon, the young prince Tristan wins the beautiful Isolde's hand in marriage for his nucle, King Mark. On their journey back to Mark's court, however, the pair mistakenly drink a love-potion intended for the king and his young bride, and are instantly possessed with an all-consuming love for each another - a love they are compelled to conceal by a series of subterfuges that culminates in tragedy. Von Strassburg's work is acknowledged as the greatest rendering of this legend of medieval lovers, and went on to influence generations of writers and artists and inspire Richard Wagner's Tristan and Isolde.

Author Biography

Gottfried von Strassburg was probably a member of the urban patriciate in Strassburg. Judging from his writing he appears to have been a cultured man, well read in Latin, French and German; a lover of music and hunting, and a skilled linguistic stylist. He chose Thomas as his source for Tristan, and completed five-sixths of the work. A.T. Hatto has translated The Niebelungenlied and Eschenbach's Parzival for Penguin Classics.
Release date NZ
August 29th, 1974
Contributors
Introduction by A. T. Hatto Translated by A. T. Hatto
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Penguin Classics
Pages
384
Dimensions
129x198x22
ISBN-13
9780140440980
Product ID
1660421

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