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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

by:Twain, Mark, 1835-1910

A blow on the head transports a Yankee to 528 A.D. where he proceeds to modernize King Arthur's kingdom.

Editions:861  Date:1889 - 2016  Genre(s):Fantasy fiction, Historical fiction, Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, Time-travel fiction

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight : a new verse translation

by:Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973

A poetic translation of the classic Arthurian story is an edition in alliterative language and rhyme of the epic confrontation between a young Round Table hero and a green-clad stranger who compels him to meet his destiny at the Green Chapel.

Editions:443  Date:1899 - 2013  Genre(s):Poetry, Arthurian romances, Arthurian romances, Romances

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The man in the iron mask

by:Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870

Built around the incident of the mysterious and unfortunate prisoner in the Bastille, Dumas concludes the adventures of the three musketeers. It is the Musketeers' final adventure during which they plot to replace King Louis XIV of France with his twin brother, the true king, who has been falsely imprisoned in the Bastille for eight years.

Editions:358  Date:1800 - 2017  Genre(s):History, Historical fiction, Romances, Historical fiction, Historical fiction

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Bulfinch's mythology: The age of fable, the age of chivalry, Legends of Charlemagne

by:Bulfinch, Thomas, 1796-1867

The basic work on classical mythology. Includes information on Greek, Roman, Norse, Egyptian, Asian, Germanic myths, as well as the Arthurian cycle and other heroic epics.

Editions:175  Date:1855 - 2016  Genre(s):Romances, Romances, Folklore, Romances

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The once and future king

by:White, T. H. (Terence Hanbury), 1906-1964

The story of King Arthur.

Editions:279  Date:1939 - 2016  Genre(s):Historical fiction, Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction


The tale of Genji

by:Murasaki Shikibu, 978?-

Written in the eleventh century, this exquisite portrait of courtly life in medieval Japan is widely celebrated as the world's first novel'and is certainly one of its finest. Genji, the Shining Prince, son of an emperor, is a passionate character whose tempestuous nature, family circumstances, love affairs, alliances, and shifting political fortunes form the core of this magnificent epic. Royall Tyler's superb translation is detailed, poetic, and true to the Japanese original while allowing the English reader to appreciate its timeless beauty. In this deftly abridged edition, Tyler focuses on the early chapters, which vividly evoke Genji as a young man and leave him at his first moment of triumph. The first abridged edition of Tyler's masterful translation Includes detailed notes, glossaries, character lists, and chronologies.

Editions:589  Date:1600 - 2015  Genre(s):Parables, Romances

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by:Wolfram, von Eschenbach, active 12th century

"A new translation of Parzival, together with the fragments of Titurel, an elegiac offshoot of Parzival, and the nine love-songs attributed to Wolfram. Vast in its scope, incomparably dense in its imagery, Wolfram von Eschenback's Parzival ranks alongside Dante's Divine Comedy as one of the foremost narrative works to emerge from medieval Europe." "Parzival is the greatest of the medieval Grail romances. In its depth and complexity of characterisation this work of the early thirteenth century anticipates the modern novel. It encompasses deed of chivalry, tournaments and sieges, courtly love, and other erotic undertakings, but also sin and penance, and a deeply moving study in depression. Centre stage are the Grail Castle and Arthur's Round Table, but the pagan world of the Orient is also reflected." "Parzival has inspired and influenced works as diverse as Wagner's Parsifal and Lohengrin, Franz Kafka's The Castle, Terry Jones's film The Fisher King, and Umberto Eco's Baudolino. Cyril Edwards's thoughtful translation vividly conveys the power of this complex, wide-ranging medieval masterpiece."--BOOK JACKET.

Editions:936  Date:1200 - 2017  Genre(s):Romances

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Idylls of the King and a selection of poems

by:Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892

Tennyson's version of the Arthurian legend takes the form of twelve poems telling of King Arthur and the Round Table, from Arthur's initial meeting with his future queen, Guinevere, to the last battle with his son, Modred. This edition also includes extensive selections from Tennyson's other works.

Editions:537  Date:1859 - 2016  Genre(s):Poetry, Arthurian romances, Arthurian romances, Narrative poetry, Narrative poetry

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Lancelot, or, The knight of the cart = : Le chevalier de la charrete

by:Chr├ętien, de Troyes, active 12th century

The romantic poems of twelfth-century French poet Chretien de Troyes were of immense influence across Europe - widely imitated, translated, and adapted. Giving rise to a tradition of story-telling that continues to this day, the poems established the shape of the nascent Arthurian legend. In this outstanding new translation of Lancelot, Burton Raffel brings to English-language readers the fourth of Chretien's five surviving romantic Arthurian poems.

Editions:487  Date:1849 - 2014  Genre(s):Poetry, Arthurian romances, Arthurian romances

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The mists of Avalon

by:Bradley, Marion Zimmer

When Morgan le Fay (Morgaine) has to sacrifice her virginity during fertility rites, the man who impregnates her is her younger brother Arthur, who she turns against when she thinks he has betrayed the old religion of Avalon.

Editions:218  Date:1979 - 2016  Genre(s):Fantasy fiction, Historical fiction, History, Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction


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