troyess late 12thcentury unfinished romance perceval ou le conte du graal which introduces the guileless rustic knight perceval whose dominant trait is innocence and who quests for the grail in this poem the religious is combined with the fantastic.
perceval the story of the grail french perceval ou le conte du graal is the unfinished fifth romance of chr233tien de troyes who lived from around 1130 to the early 1190s and is dedicated to chr233tiens patron philip count of flanders.
Chr233tien de troyes fl c 1160c 1181 was the author of five arthurian romances in verse erec et enide clig233s yvain le chevalier au lion lancelot le chevalier de la charrette perceval le conte du graal and a version of the philomela story from ovids metamorphoses.
The following is the text of perceval or the story of the grail by chr233tien de troyes the left column is the line number corresponding to the original old french text the middle column is the old french and the right column is the english.
Thepercevalof chr233tien de troyes and its continuations have survived in 15 medieval manuscripts but only one of them fonds fran231ais 12576 of the biblioth232que nationale paris contains chr233tiens poem and all four continuations without any missing folios it is in excellent condition and.
Chr233tien de troyes french kʁetjɛ dətʁwa was a late12thcentury french poet and trouv232re known for his writing on arthurian subjects and for originating the character of lancelotchr233tiens works including erec and enide lancelot the knight of the cart perceval the story of the grail and yvain the knight of the lion represent some of the bestregarded of medieval.
chretien de troyes c 1135c 1190 france in perceval chretien presented a new kind of medieval hero a knight less interested in worldly glory than in such christian values as penitence and charitythis heros quest is not for the love of a lady but for spiritual perfection he performs his.