The Romance of Tristan and Iseult
The most complete and beautiful version of Joseph Bdier's classic ever to appear in English includes Gaston Paris's original Preface, Bdier's ... Show synopsis The most complete and beautiful version of Joseph Bdier's classic ever to appear in English includes Gaston Paris's original Preface, Bdier's historic essay "On the Nature of the Legend of Tristan and Iseult," and Vincent Nicolosi's Introduction, which sheds light on the tale's Celtic nature and origins. Joseph Bdier published Le Roman de Tristan et Iseut in 1900 in Paris. A few years later, Hilaire Belloc introduced the English-speaking world to this marvelous tale-or rather part of this tale. One shortcoming of Belloc's otherwise compelling and exquisite translation is that he omitted, suppressed, so very much-in fact, four chapters, either in their entirety or in part, along with a scattering of sections, phrases, and single words. Some of Belloc's omissions were inexplicable, though he obviously found certain passages too steamy and indelicate. Now, Fonthill Press makes available the most complete, exquisite, and definitive edition of Joseph Bdier's The Romance of Tristan and Iseult to ever appear in the English language.