The first part of Rosemary Sutcliff's retelling of the Arthurian legend, rooted in Celtic folklore. The book tells of Arthur's birth, how he became King, the formation of the Fellowship of the Round Table, and the adventures of its most celebrated knights.
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Few writers tell a historical story better than Rosemary Sutcliff. She has previously won awards for her illustrated novelizations of the fall of Troy and the travels of Odysseus in Black Ships before Troy and The Wanderings of Odysseus, books that, like The Sword and the Circle, are filled with an irresistible blend of poetry, adventure, myth, desperate enterprise, bloody warfare and, of course, romance.
The Sword and the Circle is the first of a trilogy that vividly depicts the famous Arthurian legends, including "The Sword in the Stone", "The Round Table", "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" and the wonderful tale of doomed lovers, "Tristan and Iseult". These tales are as absorbing and immediate as any contemporary novel, bringing to life myths that have become hazy through time with clear characterizations and writing that is lyrical and poetic. This is a brilliant book for strong readers aged 10 to 12 or above.
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Book Description RED FOX, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099974606