Transl. with an introd. by P. M. Matarasso.
1 Departure. 2 The shield. 3 Presumption punished; The castle of the maidens. 4 Sir Gawain sets out. 5 Lancelot's conviction and repentance. 6 The peregrinations of Perceval. 7 Lancelot: the slow ascent. 8 Sir Gawain and Hector warned in vision. 9 Trials and temptations of Bors. 10 The miraculous ship. 11 The legend of the tree of life. 12 Adventures of the three companions. 13 Ponting. 14 Lancelot at Corbenic. 15 The holy grail
'...The varied and often dangerous peregrinations and encounters of Arthur's knights in their search for the Holy Grail symbolize man's equally perilous search for the Grace of God. These chivalrous adventures sweeten the author's didactic pill, and the fusion of Christian symbolism and Celtic legend gives a mystical aura and tragic grandeur to the whole. The Quest is in fact a renunciation of the courtly ideals of the Romances sung by the early troubadours.'