Buy Used
CDN$ 0.01
Used: Acceptable | Details
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: Ships from the USA. Please allow 14-21 business days for delivery. Sail the Seas of Value.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Lancelot of the Lake Paperback – Feb 18 2003


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback, Feb 18 2003
CDN$ 30.43 CDN$ 0.01

There is a newer edition of this item:

Lancelot of the Lake
CDN$ 10.91
Usually ships within 2 to 4 weeks.

2014 Books Gift Guide for Children & Teens
Browse our featured books to find gift ideas for the boys or girls on your holiday shopping list this year!

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Join Amazon Student in Canada


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought



Product Details

  • Paperback: 469 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (Feb. 18 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192817566
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192817563
  • Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 2.1 x 18.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,157,461 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

Review

'Corley's new translation from the medieval original makes the tale nicely accessible to the modern reader' Peter Finch, Wales on Sunday

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on Amazon.ca
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 1 review
30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
Affordable, but not comprehensive March 8 2005
By Donald Gow - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This translation of Elspeth Kennedy's groundbreaking edition of the original, short-form romance of Lancelot Do Lac is extremely helpful to readers interested both in Old French medieval romance and Thomas Malory and his sources. The Prose Lancelot went on to become the centerpiece to the massive Vulgate or Lancelot-Grail cycle of romances which spanned the tale from the arrival of the Grail in Britain all the way to King Arthur's passing.

This version, however, is centered solely on the youthful adventures of Lancelot - how he was raised in the magical Lake, came to Camelot to be knighted, fell in love with the Queen, and made a name for himself while in her service. It covers the discovery of his name and his intense friendship with Galehaut, a man who literally gives up everything to secure the friendship of the title character. This early version of the story ends with Galehaut's death, and is not linked to the begetting of Galahad, the quest for the Grail, or the eventual fall of the Round Table.

The other drawback is that, in order to keep the edition inexpensive enough to meet the needs of the student, those segments of the romance not directly concerned with Lancelot (including a large number of adventures of Gawain, Hector, and Bors) are dealt with in short summaries rather than full translation.

However, until the full cycle is available in an expensive paperback series (the full Lancelot-Grail cycle was recently translated by a team of scholars, headed by Norris J. Lacy, as Lancelot-Grail: The Old French Arthurian Vulgate and Post-Vulgate Cycles in Translation, but only in hardcover at an outrageously scholarly edition price) this will fill the need for at least a taste of the original Lancelot story.


Feedback