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Could you please tell me where you acquired the book? As I told Francine, I am also decended from the Plantagenets and would very much like to read this book.
On Sun, 12 Nov 2000 18:06:42 +1100 Jean <email@example.com> wrote:
>How lovely for you Francine, if you read and understand French.
>Unfortunately I only read English so we have a copy of the Romance in
>English. It is worth careful reading.
>At 10:39 AM 11/11/00 -0500, you wrote:
>>Greetings to all,
>>As winter and cold nights approach, I may have some suggestions of books to
>>read. Last summer, as I was in the South of France, I bought a copy (in
>>Avignon) of the very first French novel ever written: « Le chevalier de la
>>charette ou le roman de Lancelot » by Chrétien de Troyes (ISBN
>>2-253-05401-1) republished in Livre de poche, Lettres Gothiques, 1992),
>>and originally written between 1177 and 1179. It is about the legend of
>>Tristan and the secrets of the Grail. It was adapted to modern French by
>>Charles Méla, professor of medieval studies at Université de Genève, and
>>awarded an Académie française prize in 1985 for a study he did on de
>>Troyes. Méla was smart enough to print the original text (old French) on
>>the left pages, and the modern French one on the right pages.
>>Chrétien de Troyes later wrote « Le conte du Graal» (The Story of the Grail)
>>and « le Chevalier au Lion » (The Lion Knight, or Knight with a Lion). It is
>>good to know that Troyes was the appointed writer of Comtess Marie de
>>Champagne, daughter born in 1145 of Aliénor d'Aquitaine and Louis VII, and
>>wife of Henri I le Libéral. (Mother Aliénor remarried in 1152 with Henri
>>Plantagenet Count of Anjou and future King of England). If I mention this
>>today it is because I moved last spring and just found this book in a box.
>>Never read it. But as I begin to, I realize how important it is. And how
>>stupid of me to have forgottent all about it.
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