The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights

The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143105459

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Steinbeck's only work of fantasy literature—in a deluxe edition with a foreword by Christopher Paolini, New York Times bestselling author of Eragon, Eldest and Brisingr A Penguin Classic Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur was the first book that John Steinbeck truly enjoyed reading as a child. Fascinated by Arthurian tales of adventure, knighthood, honor and friendship, in addition to the challenging nuances of the original Anglo-Saxon language, Steinbeck set out to render these stories faithfully and with keen animation for a modern audience. Here then is Steinbeck’s modernization of the adventure of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, featuring the icons of Arthurian legend—including King Arthur, Merlin, Morgan le Fay, the incomparable Queen Guinevere, and Arthur's purest knight, Sir Lancelot of the Lake. These enduring tales of loyalty and betrayal in the time of Camelot flicker with the wonder and magic of an era past but not forgotten. Steinbeck's retelling will capture the attention and imagination of legions of Steinbeck fans, including those who love Arthurian romances, as well as countless readers of science fiction and fantasy literature. This edition features a new foreword by Christopher Paolini, author of the number-one New York Times bestselling novels Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr. It also includes the letters John Steinbeck wrote to his literary agent, Elizabeth Otis, and to Chase Horton, the original editor of this volume. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: John Steinbeck
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-12-30 - Publisher: Penguin

Steinbeck's only work of fantasy literature—in a deluxe edition with a foreword by Christopher Paolini, New York Times bestselling author of Eragon, Eldest and Brisingr A Penguin Classic Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur was the first book that John Steinbeck truly enjoyed reading as a child. Fascinated by Arthurian tales of
The Acts of King Arthur and his Noble Knights
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: John Steinbeck
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-05-03 - Publisher: Penguin UK

Steinbeck's first posthumously published work, The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights is a reinterpretation of tales from Malory's Morte d'Arthur. In this highly successful attempt to render Malory into Modern English, Steinbeck recreated the rhythm and tone of the original Middle English.
The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: John Steinbeck
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1968 - Publisher:

Including two drafts of the introduction.
The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights
Language: en
Pages: 365
Authors: John Steinbeck, Chase Horton
Categories: Arthurian romances
Type: BOOK - Published: 1976 - Publisher: Pan

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Language: en
Pages: 363
Authors: John Steinbeck
Categories: Britons
Type: BOOK - Published: 1979 - Publisher:

Morte d’Arthur was one of the first books that John Steinbeck enjoyed reading as a child, and it became a favourite story to read to his own children. Here now is Steinbeck’s only work of fantasy literature—his modernisation of Malory’s adventures of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round