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The Quest for the Holy Grail

September 2007
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  • Publisher
    Wynstones Press
  • Published
    12th September 2007
  • ISBN 9780946206544
  • Language English
  • Pages 224 pp.
  • Images 112

Parzival is one of the greatest classic stories of the previous millennium—a colorful tale from the time of knighthood, full of romance, love, and adventure.

David Newbatt's illustrations offer a refreshing, vivid, and direct interpretation of the Quest for the Holy Grail. The accompanying text, based on the story by Wolfram von Eschenbach, gives a brief introduction to some of the many characters and events portrayed in this epic tale, in a clear and concise way.

Parzival is a great story for reading by the fireside. It is also a deep and intense piece of literature in which is portrayed an individual's archetypal biography, which can speak to us today in our own search for the modern Grail Temple.

The whole story is represented in this volume as a series of 16 adventures, each of which is illustrated by Newbatt with seven full-color images.

Parzival contains 112 color illustrations!

Wolfram von Eschenbach

Wolfram von Eschenbach (c. 1160/80 – c. 1220) was a German knight, poet, and composer and considered one of the greatest epic poets of medieval German literature. As a Minnesinger, he also wrote lyric poetry. Little today is certain about his life, but it is thought that he was born in Bavaria and during his life served in a number of courts, including that of Hermann I. Wolfram claimed to be illiterate, so it is possible that he dictated his stories to a scribe in French, a language in which he was not fluent, leading to many curious names, words, and phrases.