Carroll, Carleton W. Edited with a translation see Penguin Classics edition below. Kibler, William W. Original text with English translation See Penguin Classics edition below. Micha, Alexandre Ed. II: Cliges" Champion, Paris,
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View 2 comments. This comment sets the whole adventure in a Harrowing of Hell mode, where Lancelot stands in for Christ, redeeming those souls ensnared by Satan through no fault of their own. They simply had the misfortune to be born BC rather than AD.
In some ways, this is a very poor poem, especially when compared with Yvain, Or, the Knight With the Lion. Erec and Enide was about a knight reconciling his marriage with his life of chivalry, Yvain about a knight reconciling his life of chivalry with his marriage. Arthur is a typical cuckold, weak, ineffectual, and pathetic—perhaps even comic.
Guinevere must become personally unpalatable, submitting her lover to any number of unreasonable trials, and he must put up not only with the trials, but with her whims as well.
There is no hint of any idealistic conflict within Lancelot, as there is in later versions of the story. However, the poem was tremendously influential—prior to it, Lancelot had had a very meagre biography, but afterwards, he became the major knight of the Round Table. But none of the story is specific to Lancelot.
Each of these debates sets up a particular duality. The first pits an emotion against an intellectual capacity; the debate is essentially one between sense and sensibility. Emotion wins here, but only after a struggle. The second pits a chivalric virtue, generosity or largesse OFr.
Lancelot becomes, to a certain extent, a model for behaviour. Eventually, the queen allows herself to be ruled by Reason, not Joy, so she is capable of suppressing her own desires. And the poem itself is of tremendous importance to the history of Arthurian literature. Jan 25, Jen rated it liked it. Although he includes a perfunctory love scene where a bloody-fingered Lancelot bends metal bars to hook up with an imprisoned Guinevere while Kay, gravely wounded by his usual combination of bravado and poor planning, sleeps unwittingly in the same room, there isn't much of a payoff to their relationship.
Lancelot finally kills Meleagent, and that's the end. All the interesting stuff happens in later versions. This is not as boring a read as one may think compared to other medieval texts. This book is, more or less, where Lancelot enters literary history and becomes an important part of the Arthurian legend. The focus in this story is all on Lancelot, Gauvain and Guinevere. Arthur is just a king in the background. Lancelot and Guinevere are both presented as honorable characters, even if they are, after all, adulterers.
If I understand things correctly, Guinevere is often portrayed less favorably el This is not as boring a read as one may think compared to other medieval texts. If I understand things correctly, Guinevere is often portrayed less favorably elsewhere, but this roman was commanded by Marie of Champagne, who perhaps wanted their story represented this way. There's really a lot of action in this story, some fair retribution featuring the cutting off of arms, crushing of teeth and an ultimate decapitation, to everyone's great delight, because these were the Middle Ages , some sex, attempts at seduction and general fighting.
What may also surprise the modern reader is the amount of female characters, who actually aren't merely decorative, and how unsqueamish they all are.
They do things, take risks and obviously think for themselves. This edition is pretty great; it's a modern translation of a stage of French that non-trained modern readers wouldn't understand, and since it's a high school edition, it also comes with notes and explanatory texts at the end. Oh, woe is me that none of these editions are properly set up on Goodreads but I don't have the authority to edit them Not that it HAS a cover per se.
I should know, I just went hunting around Google to try and find one, but it seems its plain green binding is original and not an idiosyncrasy of the library. Definitely know this text well enough, though this is a new edition and translation to me -- the one I read before rhymed, and it was quite nice to read one that didn't because it felt Oh, woe is me that none of these editions are properly set up on Goodreads but I don't have the authority to edit them Plus now I'm not thinking in rhyme the way I was last time.
Lancelot is still endlessly pathetic and everybody needs to get a grip and learn to fact-check instead of believing every rumour they hear to the point of wanting to die because of bad news. Also, how do rumours spread so fast? Clearly medieval Twitter was hard at work or something.
Absolutely loved the story, but trying to keep it so rigidly in the poetic form made for incredibly awkward couplets. Definitely want to reread this in the prose version. May 16, Jim rated it liked it Shelves: folklore , middle-ages. Writing in the 12th century when the whole Matter of Britain Arthurian material was still fresh -- before the monks and the Victorians hijacked the subject.
Chretien's Lancelot and Gawain were more lusty and less Christian than later writers were to present them. His Guinevere has a mutually satisfactory affair with Lancelot, and he hardly brings Arthur into it: Now Lancelot possesses all he wants, when the Queen voluntarily seeks his company and love, and when he holds her in his arms, and she holds him in hers. Their sport is so agreeable and sweet, as they kiss and fondle each other, that in truth such a marvellous joy comes over them as was never heard or known.
But their joy will not be revealed by me, for in a story it has no place. The bit about "The Knight of the Cart" is interesting, as it was considered shameful for a knight to ride in a vehicle meant for condemned felons, which Lancelot does in the beginning to pursue Guinevere when she is kidnapped by Meleagant. Nov 01, Emily Farmer rated it really liked it. I unapologetically love Arthurian romance and it was great to read the "origin" story of Lancelot. View 1 comment. This is the old, and obsolete, W.
Since they are out of copyright, these translations are now being reprinted, complete or one at a time. They are usually available very cheaply -- I suggest getting all four in one file, if you are interested, and can't afford the modern translations. Feb 10, Anna Jo rated it it was ok. Book 9 the knight in the cart by creiton de troyes Book title k Up to date on titles b,d,e,k,l, m,o,s,t Up to date on authors a,c,h,w Rating 2. He has to follow the guidelines for what she wants.
Basically, Arthur's kingdom is in trouble it's okay so k wants a bun Boone from the king and queen. If they both agree with it the queen will go with the man who is destroying Arthur's Kingdom NK and K will come rescue h Book 9 the knight in the cart by creiton de troyes Book title k Up to date on titles b,d,e,k,l, m,o,s,t Up to date on authors a,c,h,w Rating 2.
If they both agree with it the queen will go with the man who is destroying Arthur's Kingdom NK and K will come rescue her. It's called the night in the car because there is a night and he rides in a car. When someone rides in a cart and is the lowest of lows.
They commit some kind of crime or just purely evil. That is how they get their names. And the whole point of this night riding in the cart is to go and rescue the queen.
FOUR ARTHURIAN ROMANCES:
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Lancelot: The Knight of the Cart
He typically features as King Arthur 's greatest companion, the lord of Joyous Gard and the greatest swordsman and jouster of the age — until his adulterous affair with Queen Guinevere is discovered, causing a civil war which is exploited by Mordred and brings about the end of Arthur's kingdom. Later, his exploits were expanded upon in the Prose Lancelot , which was further expanded for the vast Lancelot-Grail cycle. There, his and Lady Elaine 's son, Galahad , becomes an even more perfect knight and achieves the Holy Grail. Roger Sherman Loomis suggested that Lancelot is related to either the character Llenlleog Llenlleawg the Irishman from Culhwch and Olwen which associates him with the "headland of Gan i on" or the Welsh hero named Llwch Llawwynnauc probably a version of the euhemerised Irish deity Lugh Lonbemnech, with " Llwch " meaning "Lake" in Welsh , possibly via a now-forgotten epithet like "Lamhcalad".