The Quest for the Holy Grail
Illustrated by David Newbatt
Based on Wolfram von Eschenbach's epic poem as translated by Mustard and Passage - retold by David Newbatt
Hardbound, Dust-jacketed, Large Format, Gloriously Illustrated!
Parzival is one of the great classic stories of the last millennium, a colourful tale from the time of knighthood, full of romance, love and adventure.
David Newbatt’s illustrations in this book bring a refreshingly vivid and direct interpretation of the Quest for the Holy Grail. The accompanying text gives a brief introduction to some of the many characters and events portrayed in this epic tale, in a clear and concise way.
It is the artist’s intent that his (sumptuous!!) book be a lively introduction to Eschenbach’s great work, not a replacement. However, the joy of discovery that awaits the reader, whether or not you are familier with the original story, is so exciting that this book itself can be the source of hours of pleasure and deepened understanding about our own human story.
Parzival is a great story for reading by the fireside. It is also a deep and intense piece of literature in which is portrayed an individual’s archetypal biography, which can speak to us today in our own search for the modern Grail Temple.