Tristan and Iseult

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  • Title: Tristan and Iseult
  • Author: Rosemary Sutcliff
  • ISBN: 9780525415657
  • Page: 263
  • Format: Hardcover

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Tristan and Iseult

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  1. I started writing a review of this retelling of the sad, beautiful story of Tristan and Iseult And then the review turned into my own retelling And then it turned into something that I didn t feel quite up to sharing with the world And so If you need the bare outlines of the story, here it is The story of King Marc, Tristan and Iseult underpins that of Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot Sutcliff s retelling is romantic, stately, heartbreaking, classical, shot through with the occasional dart of humo [...]


  2. It was like Romeo and Juliet two people s love fight for one another.The book was amazing , the best, those are my type of books I m in that category the book was that good I am not going to say anything about it but people who love romance with action that is the book for them it it was mind blowing who knew when my mom handed me the book at first I thought it was going to be boring But it wasn t it was good ok I m goin to tell the plot So Tristin who was Romeo was supposed to be getting a wife [...]



  3. I first read this book when I was ten or eleven I used to walk to our public library once a week with my sister s , and I spent much of my summers reading I always had an intense interest in mythology especially anything to do with the King Arthur Legends Because I was an advanced reader, I had a good grasp of the story If you are a teen with a good vocabulary I highly recommend this book even for an adult that wants to know the Tristan Iseult story without the addition of the love potion I thin [...]


  4. I was very disappointed in this The women come off as manipulative and mean, and the men as meaning well people who are pansies in their women s hands Stipulated, Tristan s manipulation is obvious but presented in a very positive light I think this may partly show the effects of the times it was written, in the 1970s I suppose it is good that the women aren t just helpless idiots who lie around waiting for men to rescue them, but, baby, we ve come a long way since then I would love to see what M [...]


  5. The way Sutcliff chose to tell this story sort of turned me off She chose to tell it as a legend with very strict and rigid fact telling She did a very good job of it, and I m sure she had her reasons for the style she chose I just think I would have connected to the characters much and been drawn into the story much if she had chosen one POV character and told the story from his her point of view with a lot dialogue inner and outer, and feelings.


  6. Finally After being a wee bit disappointed with the by the number summa of the Parzival by Katherine Paterson, I was pleasantly surprised by this beautifully crafted retelling of Tristan Iseult by Rosemary Sutcliff Most readers will perhaps be familiar with her other books about Roman Britain such as the Lantern Bearers, which introduces the figure of King Arthur not a king, though and from which the Arthur story is carried forward in the novel, Sword at Sunset Sutcliff additionally has written [...]


  7. That you may see other lands and learn their customs.Long ago, in the days of warriors and heroes, Marc King of Cornwall rewarded Rivalin King of Lothian with the gif t of his sister in marriage for the help he had given him in battle Rival in carried the princess joyfully back with him to his own land, and a year later they had a son But the child was named Tristan, which means sorrow, for his mother left the world the day he entered it.Sixteen years afterwards, when Tristan had learned to ride [...]



  8. The story of Tristan and Isolde never fails to amaze me, after dozens and dozens of adaptations read, their story still enamors me.


  9. NB This review was originally published on The Warden s Walk on January 15, 2012 In most of her novels, Sutcliff s prose evokes deep, earthy textures that seep into you as you read sometimes you have to slow down a bit and breathe a bit slower as her sentences curl their roots around your imagination, intending to stay and grow there In Tristan Iseult, her prose is quicker, livelier, but still uniquely hers, like a thickly woven tapestry which is not as immersive as, say, a sculpture, but is not [...]


  10. CELTIC ETERNAL TRIANGLE This Brittanic hero, beloved of two beautiful young women both named Iseult, emerges as a valiant youth and amazing champion, despite the added medieval trappings of later versions The star crossed lovers are destined to love only each other, yet to be wed to other partners for the sake of Honor critical to the code of celtic chivalry Torn between his home in Lothian Scotland , his heart in Cornwall, and his duty in Brittany, young Tristan craves action, adventure and far [...]


  11. As always, Rosemary Sutcliff is brillant I love her ability to weave a story together and make you feel as if you lived in the Dark Ages This one, while not her best, was a very enjoyable read and was a different look at the traditional tale It is usually strung into the Arthurian legends, but Sutcliff has extracted it and breathed life into it once again, harking back to the full legend that was around long before King Arthur.Tristan is bored with his life as a Prince So he begs his father to a [...]


  12. This book was really good For all you fans of the movie Tristan and Isolde I being one of them you will find that it only bears the slightest resemblance to that, story wise Rosemary Sutcliff tells a really good story here though and I definitely recommend it Tristan is the unwanted son of a Celtic king His mother died delivering him into the world, and it saddens the king so much to see him that his very name means sorrow Tristan is great at fighting, hunting, and all hero like activities He al [...]


  13. A little torn between 2 stars or 3 At about page 100 the likability level started going wayyy down for me, sadly The whole section of Iseult becoming increasingly irrational, paranoid, and cold hearted felt very abrupt and contrived only for the sake of increasing the tragedy of the plot I mean, surely it s not hard to understand why the would be Tristan could not turn back, he was being pursued by Marc s soldiers Iseult, no matter how much she downplays her self, would be able to see the folly [...]


  14. Book Review 4Rosemary Sutcliff s novel Tristan and Iseult, is based on a story that has been told for thousands of years and has changed over time This famous author has brought the story back to life with the original Tristan and Iseult story Tristan is a prince who is looking for in adventure and in the process learns the power of love and jealousy and in that moment it was as though something of Iseult entered into Tristan and something of Tristan into Iseult simile literary element Tristan a [...]


  15. This is a retelling of an ancient Celtic story, that later became incorporated into Arthurian legends The foreword puts it nicely into historical context It s an excellent story, full of excitement, adventure, friendship, love and heroic deeds Being older than the Arthurian stories, the characters seem freer and human without such a strict code of chivalry Tristan is a top notch hero, prevailing over a number of dangerous enemies True and brave, he makes deep friendships with people who would h [...]


  16. I really enjoyed Sutcliff s version of this well known tale I agree with her decision about leaving out the love potion people are obviously very capable of falling in love with exactly the wrong person entirely on their own.Taking out the love potion, though, also makes Tristan and Iseult completely responsible for their own actions, and therefore I found them to be much less sympathetic characters They did attempt to put their feelings for each other aside, but clearly they didn t have enough [...]


  17. I expected something different from what this book turned out to be Sutcliff grave attention to detail and realism was only partially reflected in this book Instead she turned towards the epic fairy tale genre for this, not relying overmuch on timelines or setting She was telling the story like a bard and less like an observer It was well written for all that given that I don t particularly care for tragic romance stories, I did enjoy it But I was also grateful that it wasn t terribly long Thi [...]


  18. To my mind, this book stands as the most compelling retelling of the European legend, especially for mid grade and young adults Rosemary Sutcliffe the author writes the story in lyrical style, keeping yet to the main parts of the often retold tale The book conveys an historical sense of the Celtic legends and the small warring kingdoms of early Celtic times Personages are well and consistently recreated THe only draw backback perhaps is the confusion of so many small Fiefdoms.But Tristan stand o [...]


  19. eh I like the idea of giving the story a YA friendly rewrite but Sutcliff changes some pretty major things without a particularly good reason You can like the love potion or not but it IS a major part of every retelling of the story until very recenly And then there s a lot of random de womaning Blanchefleur and Iseult s mother s roles are eliminated And why call Tristan Tristan of Lothian instead of Tristan of Lyonesse They might be different names of the same place but like the love potion and [...]


  20. One of my favourite books of all time, it was given to me as a birthday present as a child Not only is it beautifully and almost lyrically written, but it contains the most gorgeous intricate pen and ink drawings by my favourite illustrator, Victor Ambrus.Tristan and Iseult feature as only a brief chapter in the story of King Arthur Rosemary Sutcliff has cleverly given them freedom and life to tell their own story If you love tales of romance, mythology, bravery, daring and battle, you will love [...]


  21. I enjoyed this retelling of the story especially as Sutcliff decided not to include the love potion that Tritan and Iseult drink I ve never really liked that part of the story and feel that it takes away from the love they have for each other, so it was great to see the story work without it The style of the writing felt very much as if I were reading a medieval epic at some points, which was nice at times but also a bit annoying at times since I was reading a modern book and not a medieval text [...]


  22. A story about a boy named Tristan and a girl named Iseult who hopelessly fall in love with each other and their lives are never the same.Teachers can use this book to introduce the students to a romance novel The novel includes rich vocabulary that the teacher can use to pull vocabulary words from.Students will like this book because of the adventures that occur Students will like to read about loyalty, betrayal, and deep abiding friendship that is found in this novel.


  23. I love old, old stories and this is one of the oldest stories in the world.I love Rosemary Sutcliff, her taste, her attention to detailgoThis is great edition of the story Sutcliff dispenses with some of the dumber renditions of the story i.e Wagner, et al Her writing feels like a real story from the oral tradition, too the book weighs in at only 140 pages, and the plot is briskly paced, with deep focus only at the crucial character defining moments.


  24. This is definitely a mature read Contains a lot of innuendos that children may not pick up on The language in this book is very rich, of a medieval feel to it It s not at the top of my recommendation list, but was worth reading The imagery and language are enriching for vocabulary and writing.


  25. Beautiful prose and excellent story telling I picked this up after reading the author s King Arthur trilogy where the legend of Tristan and Iseult appears I wish I had read them the other way around, for the King Arthur story, in my opinion, is just interesting than this one Nevertheless, I enjoyed Ms Sutcliff s version of this celtic legend.


  26. A mini masterpiece, your only regret about reading this book is that the experience is over so soon And this version is the best for going back to the roots without all the King arthur tie ins Add that to Rosemary Sutcliff s beautiful writing, and this is one of the most epic, passionate and heartbreaking tales you will ever read The original Romeo and Juliet, it will not dissapoint.


  27. Beautiful work of fiction Rosemary Sutcliff has done it again Weaving myth with history and beauty with emotion This book was absolutely superb You can feel Tristan and Iseult s pain and frustration And wonder if they ll ever end up together.This book is heart breaking but perfecttely one of my favorites


  28. This is a very enjoyable version of the Tristan and Iseult legend, versions of which seem to be told all over Europe Rosemary Sutcliff has changed the story slightly to make it realistic, omitting the love potion part which appears in most versions Her descriptive style is perfect if you like to immerse yourself in the landscape of a book.


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