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Barjavel L'Enchanteur.jpg
First edition cover
Author René Barjavel
Country France
Language French
Publisher Éditions Denoël
Publication date
Pages 349
ISBN 2-207-22974-2

L'Enchanteur ("the wizard") is a 1984 novel by the French writer René Barjavel. It tells the story of the Knights of the Round Table and the quest for the Holy Grail from the perspective of Merlin and his relationship with Viviane. Barjavel had studied the material on the Grail legend extensively. He added several new concepts to the backstory of the grail, placing its origin to the time of Adam and Eve. According to the novel, Eve used the cup to collect Adam's blood from the wound created when his rib was removed.[1]

The novel was published in 1984 through éditions Denoël.[2] The Arthurian Handbook (2nd ed., 1997) describes it as "among the best of the modern French adaptations of Arthurian legend".[3]

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  1. Goodrich, Peter H.; Thompson, Raymond H. (2003). Merlin: A Casebook. New York City: Routledge. p. 47. ISBN 0-203-50306-6.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "L'enchanteur : roman". WorldCat. Retrieved 2015-09-01.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Lacy, Norris J.; Ashe, Geoffrey; Mancoff, Debra N. (1997). The Arthurian Handbook. New York City: Garland Publishing. p. 145. ISBN 0-8153-2082-5.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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