Arthurian Literature

  • Quest of the Holy Grail

    The Old French Lancelot-Graal is an important but massive work, providing a place for King Arthur not only in the history of Britain but also…

  • The Lais of Marie de France

    Composed in French in twelfth-century England, these twelve brief verse narratives center on the joys, sorrows, and complications of love affairs in a context that…

  • Le Morte Darthur: Selections

    Arguably no medieval English literary work has had as far and wide a reach as Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte Darthur; among the many adaptations…

  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a masterpiece of medieval English literature and one of the finest Arthurian tales in any language. Though its…

  • Nine Medieval Romances of Magic

    In this book, Marijane Osborn translates into modern English nine lively medieval verse romances, in a form that both reflects the original and makes the…

  • The History of the Kings of Britain

    The History of the Kings of Britain is arguably the most influential text written in England in the Middle Ages. The work narrates a linear…

  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight – Facing Page Translation

    The fourteenth-century poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is one of the greatest classics of English literature, but one of the least accessible to…