- Full Description
Dating from the 12th century, this tale of a star-crossed romance between a Cornish knight and an Irish princess is rooted in Celtic legend and French poetry. Tristan's heroic exploits win Iseult as a bride for his uncle, King Mark. But during their sea voyage to Mark's kingdom, Tristan and Iseult unknowingly drink a love potion that arouses their passion for each other and raises irresistible challenges to their loyalty and honor.
The Romance of Tristan and Iseult has been interpreted in many forms, from opera and paintings to novels and films. This stunning edition, featuring a subtle color treatment by noted German illustrator Robert Engels, brings the tale to life with effects similar to those of modern graphic novels. Recounted by French medievalist Joseph Bédier and expertly translated by Hilaire Belloc, the story blends visual impact with literary quality.
This authentic new edition captures the look and flavor of the original edition of 1903, which was privately printed and limited to just 300 copies. Behind a spine of green cloth and green pictorial boards, lie page after page of full color plates, full color smaller illustrations, black and white chapter dividers, and ornate Celtic page borders. It's an exceptionally illustrated book in the best tradition of the Golden Age of Illustration.
Note: These copies have slightly bumped corners.
- Additional Information
Item Code ROMTHR Publisher Calla Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9781606600986 Condition Copies have slightly bumped corners. Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 9x11 # Pages 137pg Color Full Color