Chrétien de Troyes. Perceval or the Story of the Grail.
Worth commenting here. One of the best known books dealing with Arthurian matter. Dates from the end of the XXII century, yet feels fresh and modern today. You will find realistic accounts of how people make mistakes yet eventually they might do better. Also, there will be useful hints for both men and women (there are even suggestions on how to use reverse psichology!). The book tells the tales of both the inexperienced Perceval and the seasoned Gauvain, with the court of king Artús (Arthur) being the hub where knights come and go.
The book is short, sweet, fresh, and displays different registers, from the bucolic, to the dramatic, epic, comic, amorous, and whatnot. Very well recommended.
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