Four Arthurian Romances
By Chrétien de Troyes • Read by Nicholas Boulton
Tales of King Arthur are the best-known work of the 15th-century writer Sir Thomas Malory. But WW Comfort’s elegant prose translations of the 12th-century French romancer Chrétien de Troyes take the listener in new directions with his stories of Erec and Enide, Cligès and Yvain, the Knight of the Lion. Chrétien also gave us an early version of Lancelot’s ill-fated love for Guinevere. Nicholas Boulton rises superbly to the solemnity of high chivalry.
Christina Hardyment – The Times