The Lais of Marie de France : Text and Translation, Paperback / softback Book

The Lais of Marie de France : Text and Translation Paperback / softback

Edited by Claire M. Waters



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 blends the courtly culture of tournaments and hunting and otherworldly elements such as self-steering boats, shape-shifting lovers, and talking animals. Popular with readers across countries and languages since their composition, the Lais have made their author, Marie, one of the most famous women writers of the Middle Ages, renowned for her brilliant use of language and cultural allusion as well as her keen eye for human behavior. This new edition provides a complete facing-page edition with the original text alongside a new modern English translation.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 424 pages
  • Publisher: Broadview Press Ltd
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  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9781554810826



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