No Words Wasted Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    The Powell's Playlist | January 15, 2015

    Mary Helen Specht: IMG The Powell's Playlist: Mary Helen Specht



    Migratory Animals is mostly set in Texas during the first years of the most recent recession, when the cast of characters — an eclectic group... Continue »
    1. $10.49 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

      Migratory Animals (P.S.)

      Mary Helen Specht 9780062346032

    spacer

The Death of King Arthur (Penguin Classics)

by

The Death of King Arthur (Penguin Classics) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

‘Lancelot has brought me such great shame as to dishonour me through my wife, I shall never rest till they are caught together’

Recounting the final days of Arthur, this thirteenth-century French version of the Camelot legend, written by an unknown author, is set in a world of fading chivalric glory. It depicts the Round Table diminished in strength after the Quest for the Holy Grail, and with its integrity threatened by the weakness of Arthur’s own knights. Whispers of Queen Guinevere’s infidelity with his beloved comrade-at-arms Sir Lancelot profoundly distress the trusting King, leaving him no match for the machinations of the treacherous Sir Mordred. The human tragedy of The Death of King Arthur so impressed Malory that he built his own Arthurian legend on this view of the court – a view that profoundly influenced the English conception of the ‘great’ King.

James Cable’s translation brilliantly captures all the narrative urgency and spare immediacy of style. In his introduction, he examines characterization, narrative style, authorship and the work’s place among the different versions of the Arthur myth.

 

Synopsis:

A 13th-century French version of the Camelot legend, writen by an unknown author. It depicts a Round Table diminished in strength after the Quest for the Holy Grail. Whispers of Queen Guinevere's infidelity distress King Arthur, leaving him no match for the machinations of Sir Mordred.

Synopsis:

13th century French version of the legend of King Arthur, translated by James Cable.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140442557
Translator:
Cable, James,
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Translator:
Cable, James
Author:
Cable, James
Author:
Anonymous
Location:
London
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Mythology and folklore
Subject:
Arthurian romances
Subject:
Arthurian romances CONTRIBUTION: Cable, James, = tr.
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
7.70
Publication Date:
19720431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.75x5.08x.60 in. .39 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

Other books you might like

  1. The Quest of the Holy Grail (Penguin... Used Trade Paper $2.95
  2. Le Morte Darthur Volume 1 Used Trade Paper $3.50
  3. Arthurian Romances (Penguin Classics) Used Trade Paper $9.00
  4. Arthurian Romances Used Mass Market $3.95
  5. Celtic Myth and Arthurian Romance New Trade Paper $18.95
  6. King Arthur and His Knights:... Used Trade Paper $3.95

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Classics » French Medieval and Renaissance
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » World History » General
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
Humanities » Mythology » Arthurian
Humanities » Mythology » Celtic
Humanities » Mythology » Folklore and Storytelling

The Death of King Arthur (Penguin Classics) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$4.50 In Stock
Product details 240 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140442557 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A 13th-century French version of the Camelot legend, writen by an unknown author. It depicts a Round Table diminished in strength after the Quest for the Holy Grail. Whispers of Queen Guinevere's infidelity distress King Arthur, leaving him no match for the machinations of Sir Mordred.
"Synopsis" by , 13th century French version of the legend of King Arthur, translated by James Cable.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.