Amadis of Gaul, Books I and II

Amadis of Gaul, Books I and II

Studies in Romance Languages

by Garci R. de Montalvo

Translated by Edwin Place and Herbert Behm

Foreword by John E. Keller

Published by: The University Press of Kentucky

688 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780813190341
  • Published: January 2003



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In the long history of European prose fiction, few works have been more influential and more popular than the romance of chivalry Amadis of Gaul. Although its original author is unknown, it was probably written during the early fourteenth century. The first great bestseller of the age of printing, Amadis of Gaul was translated into dozens of languages and spawned sequels and imitators over the centuries. A handsome, valiant, and undefeatable knight, Amadis is perhaps best known today as Don Quixote's favorite knight-errant and model. This exquisite English translation restores a masterpiece to print.