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The Legend of Parzival

The Epic Story of his Quest for the Grail

Retold by Robin Cook

256 pp.  
8 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Floris Books


Published:  July 2018


Enter the extraordinary world of Arthurian legend in an adventure overflowing with knightly chivalry, dangerous jousting, and the warmth of true love. However, the Legend of Parzival is far more than a tale of one knight’s epic journey to find the elusive Holy Grail. Along the way, Parzival faces a challenging journey of self-discovery. He must conquer his ignorance and pride and learn humility and compassion before finally becoming worthy of a Grail knighthood.

This prose retelling of the medieval German epic brings the wonderful story of the Arthurian knight to life for today’s readers, while faithfully preserving the story, characters, and tone of Wolfram von Eschenbach’s thirteenth-century narrative poem.

In Waldorf education, Parzival’s quest is viewed as a metaphor for one's difficult journey through life. The story speaks strongly to adolescents, who study it as the heart of the Waldorf class 11 curriculum. As a thoroughly experienced Waldorf teacher, Robin Cook’s engaging retelling of this classic multilayered tale provides valuable inspiration for both teachers and students, as well as for the enjoyment and enrichment for any reader.

Related Titles

  • Parsifal and the Search for the Grail : Waldorf Education Resources
  • Parzival : The Quest for the Holy Grail
  • The Mysteries of the Holy Grail : From Arthur and Parzival to Modern Initiation
  • Parzival : An Introduction

    Related Titles by Subject:

    Anthroposophy: Mythology & Fairy Tales ; Arts & Literature: General ; Esoteric: Myth & Legend and Waldorf & Special Needs Education: Art & Literature