The Lais of Marie de France - Guigemar Summary & Analysis

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Guigemar Summary

Guigemar is a great knight with but one flaw. He shows no interest in romance. While hunting near his home, Guigemar shoots a white deer with an arrow, but the arrow bounces back, striking him in the thigh. The deer speaks to Guigemar, telling him that his wound will never heal unless it is treated by a woman for whom he has suffered greatly in love and who has suffered for his love. Guigemar rides away to the sea where he discovers a beautiful ebony ship with silken sails. He boards the ship and finds it is empty except for a large luxurious bed. He sleeps.

The ship carries him to an ancient city ruled by an old lord with a beautiful young wife he keeps locked away. The lady and her servant find the strange ship carrying Guigemar, who awakes and tells them his tale. They...

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