The Legend of Parzival

The Epic Story of his Quest for the Grail

Robin Cook

Price:
£8.99
Availability:
Not yet published - due 17 May 2018

Quick Look

  • An accessible prose retelling of the medieval German epic brings this wonderful story to life for today's readers
  • Faithfully preserves the story, characters and tone of Wolfram von Eschenbach's thirteenth-century narrative poem
  • The metaphor of Parzival's journey of self-discovery is at the heart of the Steiner-Waldorf Class 11 curriculum

An accessible prose retelling of the medieval German epic brings the wonderful story of Parzival to life for today's readers.

Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Steiner-Waldorf Education; Story Books & Anthologies
Age Range:
From 14 to 16 years
Extent:
256 pages
ISBN:
9781782505037
Publication date:
17 May 2018

Description

Enter the extraordinary world of Arthurian legend in an adventure overflowing with knightly chivalry, the danger of jousting and the warmth of true love. But the Legend of Parzival is more than the tale of one knight's epic journey to find the elusive Holy Grail; along the way Parzival faces a challenging journey of self-discovery. He must conquer his ignorance and pride, and learn humility and compassion before he is finally worthy of becoming a Grail Knight.

This accessible prose retelling of the medieval German epic brings the wonderful story of the Arthurian knight (known variously as Parzival, Parsifal and Percival) to life for today's readers, while faithfully preserving the story, characters and tone of Wolfram von Eschenbach's thirteenth century narrative poem.

In Steiner-Waldorf education, Parzival's quest is seen as a metaphor for the difficult journey through life, which speaks strongly to the adolescent, and its study is at the heart of the Class 11 curriculum. As a hugely experienced Steiner-Waldorf teacher, Robin Cook's engaging retelling will provide valuable inspiration for other teachers and students, as well as enjoyment and enrichment for all readers.

Author

Robin Cook was a Steiner-Waldorf teacher for more than thirty years. Now retired, he lectures on the Arthurian legends and the story of Parzival.

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