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Post by Leni » January 30th, 2010, 6:04 am

Amadis of Gaul by Vasco de Lobeira (? - 1403). [Translated by Robert Southey] (1774-1843).

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Amadis of Gaul (Amadís de Gaula, in Spanish) was not the first, but certainly one of the best known knight-errantry tales of the 16th century. Not only is its authorship doubtful, but even the language in which it was first written - Portuguese or Spanish. It is imagined to have been composed in the 14th century, but the known first printed edition came to light in Zaragoza in 1508, and the oldest extant version is in Spanish.

The plot is the story of the brave knight Amadis, and starts with the forbidden love of his parents and his secret birth, followed by his abandonment near water. He is found and raised as the son of a knight. Upon reaching adulthood, he goes in a quest for his own identity, and investigates his origins through fantastic adventures: plenty of wizards, princesses, damsels in distress and other knights people the world of Amadis.

Amadis of Gaul, together with Palmerin of England and Tirante the White, are the only books saved from the fire by Quixote's curant, when purging the knight's library: Tirante, for its quaintness; Palmerin, because he thought it had been written by the king himself; and Amadis, for being the best of its kind. Even if Cervante's praise works more as censure, it's a fact that Amadis represents the style as no other, and was the father of a numerous flock, becoming a landmark work among the knight-errantry tales and marking the story of European literature. (Summary by Leni)
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    Volume 1 - http://www.archive.org/details/amadisgaul03lobegoog
    Volume 2 - http://www.archive.org/details/amadisgaul02lobegoog
    Voume 3 - http://www.archive.org/details/amadisgaul01lobegoog

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    http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/le/amadis_de_gaula.mp3

    Abies
    Agrayes
    Amadís
    Balays
    Beltenebros
    Corisanda
    Durin
    Elisena
    Florestan
    Galaor
    Galvanes
    Gandales
    Gandalin
    Lisuarte
    Mabilia
    Miraflores
    Olivas
    Oriana
    Perion
    Urganda

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Last edited by Leni on January 31st, 2010, 5:53 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by miss stav » January 30th, 2010, 6:09 am

Leni,
I swar not to take new pling projects, but I want to pl this one. It sounds so lovely.
Stav.
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Post by Leni » January 30th, 2010, 8:12 am

Hi, Stav

Thanks for offering to PL, you're added as DPLer. :)

This book was in that list someone posted some time ago, with the 100 PD novels...

I am stil finishing adding the sections to the window.
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Post by Kaffen » January 30th, 2010, 10:04 am

I'll sign on for Section 6 (chs 12-13)!
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Post by Leni » January 30th, 2010, 10:49 am

Thanks, Mark! Section assigned!

I haven't finished the MW yet, since I will add at least part of the chapter titles, so people know more or less what's in the chapter. Also, I will add a recording of the pronounciation of the main characters' names.
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Post by Leni » January 31st, 2010, 5:47 am

Moving us to Readers Wanted: I will be filling in the titles of the sections as soon as possible, but claims are already welcome! :P
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Post by Kaffen » February 1st, 2010, 3:32 pm

Here's Section 6:
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/le/amadis_06_lobeira.mp3

Boy! That book could use some punctuation!:?

35:26
34.0MB
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Post by Leni » February 1st, 2010, 3:41 pm

:lol:

I suppose the 17th century didn't like punctuation much.

Thanks much, Mark!
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Post by miss stav » February 3rd, 2010, 6:56 am

section 6 is great.
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Post by Leni » February 3rd, 2010, 10:41 am

Thanks, stav!
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Post by Leni » February 11th, 2010, 6:22 pm

The Preface is uploaded, at 35:58.
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Post by miss stav » February 11th, 2010, 11:20 pm

The Preface Is great.
Love Children's books? Try On Angel's Wings. Looking for an easy read? Try Herb Of Grace. Want some philosophy? Try The History Of The Devil. Like mysteries? Try Natalie Paige.

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Post by Leni » February 12th, 2010, 5:11 am

Thanks again, Stav!
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Post by alg1001 » February 24th, 2010, 6:03 pm

Hi Leni,

I would like to read section 2. This sounds like an interesting work.

Thanks,

-Amy

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Post by Leni » February 25th, 2010, 4:36 pm

Thanks much, Amy! The section is all yours.
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