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Le Morte D'ArthurThe Legend of King Arthur

The legend of King Arthur will be brought to life in the upcoming film King Arthur. We've put together a selection of books devoted to the legend of King Arthur including encyclopedias and novels. Read the stories and relive the adventure of King Arthur, Lancelot, Guinevere, Merlon and Morgan Le Fay.

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The Mists of AvalonThe Mists of Avalon
Marion Zimmer Bradley

Here is the magical legend of King Arthur, vividly retold through the eyes and lives of the women who wielded power from behind the throne. A spellbinding novel, an extraordinary literary achievement, The Mists of Avalon will stay with you for a long time to come....
All Editions: £1.00 - £327.87


The Sword in the StoneThe Sword in the Stone
T.H. White

The Sword And The Stone recreates, against the background of magnificent pageantry and dark magic that was medieval England, the education and training of young King Arthur, who was to become the greatest of Britain's legendary rulers. Growing up in a colorful world peopled by knights in armor and fair damsels, foul monsters and evil witches, young Arthur slowly learns the code of being a gentleman. Under the wise guidance of Merlin, the all-powerful magician for whom life progresses backwards, the king-to-be is trained in the gusty pursuits of falconry, jousting, hunting and sword play.
All Editions: £1.00 - £1950.00


The New Arthurian EncyclopediaThe New Arthurian Encyclopedia
Norris Lacy

Now updated with a brand new information packed 40-page supplement covering the years 1990-1995, this unique Encyclopedia highlights the World of King Arthur from its origins in Dark Age Britain to the present day, when Arthurian novels, films, and music continue to appear around the world at an astonishing rate.
All Editions: £3.21 - £35.00


The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble KnightsThe Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights
John Steinbeck

The first book John Steinbeck read as a child was the Caxton Morte d'Arthur, and he considered it one of the most challenging tasks of his career to modernize the stories of King Arthur. "These stories are alive even in those of us who have not read them. And, in our day, we are perhaps impatient with the words and the stately rhythms of Malory. I wanted to set the stories down in meaning as they were written, leaving out nothing and adding nothing."
All Editions: £1.00 - £95.63


Enemy of GodEnemy of God
Bernard Cornwell

Arthur, having defeated the last holdouts of civil war in southern Britain, has secured King Mordred's throne. But the unified kingdom seems no steadier, its balance threatened by Merlin's ceaseless - and some say futile - quest for the last of the Thirteen Treasures of Britain, by the conflict between the ancient religion and the new Christianity, and by Britain's war against the Saxons. Arthur must face other foes as well, foes more powerful and more dangerous - becuase they pose as friends.
All Editions: £1.00 - £95.63

The World of King ArthurThe World of King Arthur
Christopher Snyder

King Arthur, Camelot, Excalibur, Merlin, the Holy Grail, Lancelot, and Guinevere--these names are some of the most recognizable and evocative in the cultural heritage of the West. They conjure up vibrant images of medieval Europe, of chivalry, and of romance. But did Arthur really exist, or is Camelot only a dream? In this marvelously illustrated survey, Christopher Snyder examines the realities and the impact of the Arthurian legends on history and the arts.
All Editions: £5.00 - £19.75


Romance of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round TableRomance of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
Alfred Pollard

The text is Alfred Pollard's abridgment, an extremely well-written and highly entertaining rendition of Sir Thomas Malory's the Morte d'Arthur. Pollard points out in his introduction that Mallory himself was the first to abridge the original Arthurian romances. Pollard in turn attempted to cull further the many repetitions found in Mallory. The result is this readable edition of the classic tales of King Arthur.
All Editions: £2.19 - £1850.00


The Winter King: A Novel of ArthurThe Winter King: A Novel of Arthur
Bernard Cornwell

It takes a remarkable writer to make an old story as fresh and compelling as the first time we heard it. With The Winter King, the first volume of his magnificent Warlord Chronicles, Bernard Cornwell finally turns to the story he was born to write: the mythic saga of King Arthur. The tale begins in Dark Age Britain, a land where Arthur has been banished and Merlin has disappeared, where a child-king sits unprotected on the throne, where religion vies with magic for the souls of the people.
All Editions: £1.00 - £75.00


Bernard Cornwell

In The Winter King and Enemy of God Bernard Cornwell demonstrated his astonishing ability to make the oft-told legend of King Arthur fresh and new for our time. Now, in this riveting final volume of The Warlord Chronicles, Cornwell tells the unforgettable tale of Arthur's final struggles against the Saxons and his last attempts to triumph over a ruined marriage and ravaged dreams. This is the tale not only of a broken love remade, but also of forces both earthly and unearthly that threaten everything Arthur stands for.
All Editions: £2.50 - £75.00