The Lais of Marie de France - Lanval Summary & Analysis

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Lanval is a worthy knight in the service of Arthur, but when Arthur hands out rewards to his knights, Lanval is forgotten. Out of jealousy for his prowess, no other knights remind the king about Lanval, and so he receives nothing.

While out riding, two beautiful maidens approach Lanval, calling him by name. Lanval follows them to a sumptuous tent, where a beautiful woman reclines inside. She tells Lanval of her love for him and, dazzled by her beauty, Lanval professes his love for her. The woman says Lanval will no longer want for money, because the more he spends the more he will have. Furthermore, he must only wish for his love to come to him and she will be there, although she will be invisible to everyone but him. Their love must be secret, she tells him. If it is revealed, he will lose her...

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