Download PDF or read online The Return of King Arthur Book by Beverly Taylor and published by Boydell & Brewer Ltd. This book was released on 1983 with total page 394 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The revival of interest in Arthurian legend in the 19th century was a remarkable phenomenon, apparently at odds with the spirit of the age. Tennyson was widely criticised for his choice of a medieval topic; yet The Idylls of the Kingwere accepted as the national epic, and a flood of lesser works was inspired by them, on both sides of the Atlantic. Elisabeth Brewer and Beverly Taylor survey the course of Arthurian literature from 1800 to the presentday, and give an account of all the major English and American contributions. Some of the works are well-known, but there are also a host of names which will be new to most readers, and some surprises, such as J. Comyns Carr's King Arthur, rightly ignored as a text, but a piece oftheatrical history, for Sir Henry Irving played King Arthur, Ellen Terry was Guinevere, Arthur Sullivan wrote the music, and Burne-Jones designed the sets. The Arthurian works of the Pre-Raphaelites are discussed at length, as are the poemsof Edward Arlington Robinson, John Masefield and Charles Williams. Other writers have used the legends as part of a wider cultural consciousness: The Waste Land, David Jones's In Parenthesis and The Anathemata, and the echoes ofTristan and Iseult in Finnigan's Wake are discussed in this context. Novels on Arthurian themes are given their due place, from the satirical scenes of Thomas Love Peacock's The Misfortunes of Elphin and Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court to T.H. White's serio-comic The Once and Future King and the many recent novelists who have turned away from the chivalric Arthur to depict him as a Dark Age ruler. The Return of King Arthurincludes a bibliography of British and American creative writing relating to the Arthurian legends from1800 to the present day.
Download PDF or read online Undying Magic Book by TJ Green and published by Mountolive Publishing. This book was released on 2020-02-17 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Winter grips White Haven, bringing death in its wake. It's close to the winter solstice when Newton reports that dead bodies have been found drained of their blood. Then people start disappearing, and Genevieve calls a coven meeting. What they hear chills their blood. This has happened before, and it's going to get worse. The witches have to face their toughest challenge yet – vampires. At the same time, Ben and the paranormal investigators are investigating the House of Spirits, a house with links to the occult that once belonged to the mysterious medium Madame Charron. Chillingly, the new owners seem to have secrets of their own. As they start to investigate, Avery realises that the House of Spirits and the deaths and disappearances are linked. The house hides more secrets than they ever expected. As the body count rises, they scramble to stop the attacks, while trying to save the people they love. The stakes are raised - in more ways than one. White Haven has never been more deadly. If you love witches and magic, and like your urban fantasy fast-paced and action-packed, then you'll love this. Grab the fifth book in the series now!
Download PDF or read online Malory's Anatomy of Chivalry Book by Paul Rovang and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2014-11-05 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This book examines sixteen key figures in the Morte Darthur providing insight into each as an exemplar of chivalric values presented by the author to his own troubled times.
Download PDF or read online The King Arthur Companion Book by Phyllis Ann Karr and published by Reston Publishing Company. This book was released on 1983 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Identifies people, places, and things in the Malory version of the Arthurian legend and explains each one's significance to the story
Download PDF or read online Reconstructing Camelot Book by Michael Glencross and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 1995 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This book examines French Romantic medievalism through one of its many manifestations, the treatment of the Arthurian legends. Examining works of historiography and literary history, as well as literary texts proper, it assesses the place of the Arthurian material in French culture in the period up to 1860, the date of publication of Edgar Quinet's Merlin l'enchanteur. In so doing, it reveals key features of French Romanticism and traces the origins of some of the problems and contradictions which still affect the practice of medieval studies, the study of medieval literature, and the representation of the Middle Ages. The author argues that the depiction of Arthurian legends in French Romantic writing discloses some of the underlying ideological positions of the movement, such as the division between liberal and royalist views of the Middle Ages and the construction of a French national identity. He also explores the developing tensions between the interests of a general literary public and the ambitions of scholars seeking to define and promote medieval literature as an emerging field of study. In addition to scholars such as Claude Fauriel, Paulin Paris and Francisque Michel, other important figures in French Romanticism are considered, including Edgar Quinet and Michelet.
Download PDF or read online Diu Crône and the Medieval Arthurian Cycle Book by Neil Thomas and published by DS Brewer. This book was released on 2002 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : "Diu Crone is a bravura performance which creates a compelling new foundation myth: Camelot is transformed from its initial state of factionalism, sexual betrayal and lack of morale under an inexperienced king to one of law, order and security symbolised by the supreme resourcefulness shown by Gawain in the unflinching service of Arthur, his liege lord. It reinvents the imaginative foundation of the Arthurian ideal, and demonstrates that the ideal maintained its appeal in Germany into the later middle ages."--BOOK JACKET.
Download PDF or read online Le Morte D'Arthur Book by Sir Thomas Malory and published by Burns & Oates. This book was released on 2000 with total page 950 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Presents the unabridged text of Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur," the classic account of King Arthur's life, the adventures of his court, and his quest for the grail, and includes color illustrations.
Download PDF or read online King Arthur's Enchantresses Book by Carolyne Larrington and published by I.B. Tauris. This book was released on 2006-10-17 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : King Arthur: the very name summons visions of courtly chivalry and towering castles, of windswept battlefields and heroic quests, and above all of the charismatic monarch who dies but who one day shall return again. The Arthurian legend lives on as powerfully and enduringly as ever. Yet there is an aspect to this myth which has been neglected, but which is perhaps its most potent part of all. For central to the Arthurian stories are the mysterious, sexually alluring enchantresses, the spellcasters and mistresses of magic who wield extraordinary influence over Arthur's life and destiny, bestriding the Camelot mythology with a dark and brooding presence. Carolyne Larrington brings these dangerous women vibrantly to life. Here is Morgan-le-Fay, a complex sorceress of great cunning and skill, immortalised by Helen Mirren's Morgana in John Boorman's film "Excalibur". Here too are the mystical Lady of the Lake; the beguiling Viviane, Merlin's deadly nemesis; and Morgause, Queen of Orkney, mother to Mordred, Arthur's incestuously-conceived son and his bitterest foe. Echoing the search for the Grail by the knights of the Round Table, Larrington takes her readers on an intriguing quest of her own - to discover why Arthurian enchantresses continue to bewitch us. Her journey takes in the enchantresses as they appear in poetry and painting, in politics and the theatre, on the Internet and TV, in high culture and popular culture. Whether they be chaste or depraved, necrophiliacs or virgins, benevolent or filled with hatred, the enchantresses represent a strain of femininity which continually challenges male chivalric values from within. These women are survivors. They outlive the collapse of Camelot and all it stands for. And it is as archetypal manifestations of the feared, uncontainable Other that they continue to inspire admiration, fright and fascination in equal measure. "King Arthur's Enchantresses" makes a unique contribution to contemporary writing on the Arthurian myths. It will intrigue and delight anyone with an interest in mythology, religion, cultural history and medieval literature.
Download PDF or read online Tennyson's Name Book by Anna Barton and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2008-01-01 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Seeking to understand Tennyson's poetry as the work of a man concerned with making and then living up one of the most famous names in literature, Anna Barton offers close readings of major works from his early lyrics to his Arthurian Idylls. The laureate's keen sense of professional identity, Barton argues, forced him to grapple with modern concerns about the ethics of print in a market-driven age as he established his own responsible poetic.
Download PDF or read online The Story of King Arthur and His Knights Book by Tania Zamorsky and published by Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.. This book was released on 2005 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : A retelling of the adventures and exploits of King Arthur and his knights at the court of Camelot and elsewhere in the land of the Britons.
Download PDF or read online Merlin's Harp Book by Anne Eliot Crompton and published by Dutton Adult. This book was released on 1995 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : A stylish retelling of the Arturian legend from a female perspective follows the adventures of young Niviene, daughter of the Lady of the Lake, who ventures out of the fairy land of Fey into the mortal world of Camelot.
Download PDF or read online The Use of Arthurian Legend in Hollywood Film Book by Rebecca A. Umland and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1996 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This is the first book to examine the various uses of the Arthurian legend in Hollywood film, covering films from the 1920s to the present. The authors use five representational categories: intertextual collage (or cult film); melodrama, which focuses on the love triangle; conservative propaganda, pervasive during the Cold War; the Hollywood epic; and the postmodern quest, which commonly employs the grail portion of the legend. Arguing that filmmakers rely on the audience's rudimentary familiarity with the legend, the authors show that only certain features of the legend are activated at any particular time. This fascinating study shows us how the legend has been adapted and how through the popular medium of Hollywood films, the Arthurian legend has survived and flourished.
Download PDF or read online Mordred's Curse Book by Ian McDowell and published by . This book was released on 1996 with total page 311 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Raised by his witch-mother, Mordred of Orkney has a burning desire to serve his uncle, King Arthur, but after he discovers that he is the bastard son of the king, and Arthur rejects him, Mordred's worship of King Arthur becomes a deep, all-consuming hatred. Original.
Download PDF or read online The Reclamation of a Queen Book by Barbara Ann Gordon-Wise and published by Praeger. This book was released on 1991 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The evolution of the portrayal of Queen Guinevere from the largely negative image beginning in the Middle Ages to the revisionist treatments of modern fantasy writers is studied from a Jungian-feminist perspective. Using a revised quaternity of feminine archetypes, Gordon-Wise demonstrates how Guinevere embodied negative aspects of the archetypes of Mother, Maiden, Wise Woman, and Warrior and how speculative theories of primitive goddess worship have been used by modern fantasy writers to create a Guinevere that reflects ongoing feminist concerns.
Download PDF or read online The Road to Camlann Book by Rosemary Sutcliff and published by Dutton Childrens Books. This book was released on 1982 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The evil Mordred, plotting against his father King Arthur, implicates the Queen and Sir Lancelot in treachery and brings about the downfall of Camelot and the Round Table.