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The fictional character Sir Geraint is a knight of Arthurian legend. He figures in stories dealing with the conflict between marital and social responsibilities.
Geraint appears in Erec et Enide, the earliest known Arthurian romance by French poet Chrétien de Troyes, dating from about 1170. In this work he is known as Erec, one of the great knights of the Round Table. Geraint also appears in the Mabinogion, a somewhat later collection of medieval Welsh tales based on mythology, folklore, and heroic legends. The character is probably best known, however, as the hero of Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s poem Geraint and Enid, found in his Idylls of the King (1859), a series of 12 connected poems broadly surveying Arthurian legend.
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