A]n eminently readable text, done clearly and accurately . . . it gives as good an idea as a translation can of the complexity and subtlety of Chr tien's originals. . . . The text is provided by a translator who understands the spirit as well as the letter of the original and renders it with style. . . . T]his translation should attract a wide audience of students and Arthurian enthusiasts. --Speculum
A] significant contribution to the field of medieval studies and] a pleasure to read. --Library Journal
These are, above all, stories of courtly love and of knights tested in their devotion to chivalric ideals (with passion and duty often at odds); but they are also thrilling wonder stories of giants, wild men, tame lions, razor-sharp bridges and visits to the Other World. --Washington Post Book World
This tastefully produced book will be the standard general translation for many years to come. --Choice
This new translation brings to life for a new generation of readers the stories of King Arthur, Lancelot, Guinevere, Gawain, Perceval, Yvain, and the other knights and ladies of Chr tien de Troyes' famous romances.