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The author of the book: John Matthews
Edition: Robson Books Ltd
Date of issue: May 28th 2003
ISBN: 184333612X
ISBN 13: 9781843336129
Language: English
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The tales of Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table are universally known and loved. Countless retellings exist, based for the most part on Sir Thomas Malory's great work, Le Morte d'Arthur. Yet Malory drew on only a fraction of the vast ccles of stories that circulated throughout the Middle Ages. Many of them are as every bit as exciting as those we know so well but have been almost completely overlooked, remaining lost in dusty tomes of 19th- and early 20th-century scholarship.

The Book of Arthur offers an extensive selection of those 'forgotten tales' together with an introduction detailing their origins, the traditions that gave rise to them and their place in the Arthurian tradition. They include the adventures of Sir Jaufre in his romantic quest for the fair Brunnisend, and the story of Gawain's strange birth, his upbringing among poor folk and his final rise to Emperor of Rome. There is also a range of the earliest accounts of Arthur, deriving from the Celtic storytelling tradition. Here is the original Arthur, represented in such powerful tales as 'The Life of Merlin' and 'The Tale of Lanval'. Also included is the saga of 'Melora and Orlando', in which we meet King Arthur's daughter, and the first modern retelling of the strange and wwondrous romances from medieval Ireland, 'The Crop-eared Dog' and 'The visit of the Grey-hammed Lady'.

This fascinating compendium of lore, adventure, magic and romance will extend the knowledge of Arthur and his knights far beyond hitherto known and familiar boundaris. In so doing, it will redefine many of the accepted myths and legends surrounding the charismatic figure of Arthur.


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Ebook The Book of Arthur: Lost Tales from the Round Table: The Lost Legends of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table read Online! John Matthews is an historian, folklorist and author. He has been a full time writer since 1980 and has produced over ninety books on the Arthurian Legends and Grail Studies, as well as short stories and a volume of poetry. He has devoted much of the past thirty years to the study of Arthurian Traditions and myth in general. His best known and most widely read works are ‘Pirates’ (Carlton/Atheneum), No 1 children’s book on the New York Times Review best-seller list for 22 weeks in 2006, ‘The Grail, Quest for Eternal Life’ (Thames & Hudson, 1981) ‘The Encyclopaedia of Celtic Wisdom’ (Element, 1994) and ‘The Winter Solstice’ (Quest Books, 1999) which won the Benjamin Franklin Award for that year. His book ‘Celtic Warrior Chiefs’ was a New York Public Library recommended title for young people.


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