At a glance:
- Author: Edwin Arlington Robinson
- First Published: 1927
- Type of Work: Poetry
- Type of Plot: Arthurian romance
- Setting: England and Brittany
- Characters: Tristram, Mark, Howel, Isolt of the White Hands, Isolt, Gouvernail, Andred, Queen Morgan
- Genres: Poetry, Romance, medieval, Narrative poetry, Arthurian romance
- Subjects: France or French people, Love or romance, England or English people, Death or dying, Kings, queens, or royalty, Legends, Knights or knighthood, Chivalry
- Locales: France, Europe, Brittany, France, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
Isolt of the White Hands is too pensive and preoccupied for a young woman. She is always looking to the north, toward England. Her father, King Howel of Brittany, loves his daughter too much to let her attitude go unquestioned. Isolt tells her father she is waiting for Tristram, who some time before made a visit to the Breton court. Fond of Isolt as an adult is fond of a child, Tristram gave her on his departure an agate for a keepsake and promised to come back. Now Isolt is a woman of eighteen, and she waits for Tristram as a woman waits for her lover. King Howel...
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