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The Quest of the Holy Grail The noted author of From Ritual to Romance describes and analyzes the literature of the Grail cycle and surveys the leading theories about the origins and meaning of the legend Her conclusion is that the Grail story is a confused and fragmentary record of a special form of nature worship, which, elevated to the dignity of a mystery, survived as a tradition Appendix Bibliography Index

About the Author: Jessie Laidlay Weston

Jessie Laidlay Weston 1850 1928 was an independent scholar and folklorist, working mainly on mediaeval Arthurian texts.Weston was the daughter of William Weston a tea merchant and member of the Salters Company and his second wife, Sarah Burton, and named after his first wife Jessica Laidlay Sarah, after giving birth to twodaughters died when Jessie was about seven William remarried Clara King who gave birth to fivechildren The elder siblings were born in Surrey, but youngest son Clarence was born in Kent Jessie, her sister Frances and brother Clarence later moved to Bournemouth, where Jessie began her writing career, remaining there until around 1903 Her home at 65 Lansdowne Road still stands, as of 2010 Jessie studied in Hildesheim then Paris under Gaston Paris She also studied at the Crystal Palace School of Art.One of her first printed works was a lengthy sentimental verse called The Rose Tree of Hildesheim A narrative about sacrifice and denial , it was modelled on the story of the Thousand year Rose, which grows on a wall at Hildesheim Cathedral Published in 1896, it was the title verse in an omnibus of her poems from Wikipedia

10 thoughts on “The Quest of the Holy Grail

  1. David David says:

    I m not persuaded

  2. Thomas Kinsfather Thomas Kinsfather says:

    Overly technical Written for scholars.

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