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Arthurian Legends: An Illustrated Anthology by Richard Barber

Arthurian Legends: An Illustrated Anthology
Title:
Arthurian Legends: An Illustrated Anthology
Author:
Richard Barber
ISBN:
0851151108
ISBN13:
978-0851151106
Formats available:
lrf azw azw lit
Category:
Genre Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
Boydell Press (January 1, 1979)
Pages:
249 pages
PDF size:
1323 kb
FB2 size:
1136 kb
EPUB size:
1627 kb
For more then eight centuries, poets and writers have been telling stories about King Arthur. From lost legends and scraps of history, from facts and folklore, has been fashioned one of the greatest epics in all literature, full of the world's splendours, heroic loves and spiritual quests. This anthology is a celebration of the magical and mysterious world founded on the figure of an obscure Welsh princeling, of Arthur's exploits in literature, of his far-famed knights and their ladies, of all the high trappings of romance. Here for the first time is a single volume which gives the reader an idea of the power and range of Arthurian literature from its beginnings to the present day. All the great Arthurian writers are represented,from France, Germany and England, and the text is complemented by a superb selection of full colour illustrations.

Reviews:
  • LadyShlak
This book is a good introduction to many of the epics on Arthur written over the centuries, using different texts to contrast different characters or parts of the story. Richard Barber also incorporates most of the great paintings inspired by the subject.
  • Flamehammer
Scholarly retelling of the legend that I use as a reference when writing novels set in the Middle Ages. Good book to have on the shelf.
  • sobolica
The book arrived in perfect condition. This text is a welcome addition to the library of all Medieval Literature enthusiasts.
  • Kerahuginn
This is a very neat collection of various Authurian tales! Very happy with it!
  • Abywis
King Arthur -- what more needs to be said?
  • Nenayally
I was looking for artworks and this has some simple pictures
  • Sagda
This is an absolutely wonderful collection and overview of legends from the Arthurian tradition. Barber's comments are insightful, and the plates are spectacular and very well chosen. This book is definitely worth every penny.