Wigalois: The Knight Of Fortune's Wheel

Author: Wirnt Von Grafenberg, J. W. Thomas, J. W. Thomas,
Publisher: University Of Nebraska Press
Keywords: wheel, fortune, knight, wigalois
Pages: 236
Published: 1977-04-01
Language: English
Category: Criticism & Theory, History & Criticism, Literature & Fiction,
ISBN-10: 0803209053     ISBN-13: 9780803209053
Binding: Hardcover (First Edition)
List Price: 27.50 USD

The Arthurian verse-novel Wigalois, written by the German knight Wirnt von Grafenberg in the early years of the thirteenth century, tells a story which was well known in the medieval period, appearing in eight versions of four languages. This first English translation makes accessible to a new audience the adventure-filled tale of the hero's knightly education and quest for honor, and his ultimate recognition of Sir Gawain as his long-lost father. The translator's introduction compares Wirnt's work with other treatments of the Wigalois material in France, England, and Italy; discusses the German sources and reception of the novel; and offers a careful literary analysis.


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