The legend of Arthur has been a source of fascination for writers and artists in English since the fifteenth century, when Thomas Malory drew together for the first time in English a variety of Arthurian stories from a number of sources to form the Morte Darthur. It increased in popularity during the Victorian era, when after Tennyson's treatment of the legend, not only authors and dramatists, but painters, musicians, and film-makers found a source of inspiration in the Arthurian material. This interdisciplinary, annotated bibliography lists the Arthurian legend in modern English-language fiction, from 1500 to 2000, including literary texts, film, television, music, visual art, and games. It will prove an invaluable source of reference for students of literary and visual arts, general readers, collectors, librarians, and cultural historians--indeed, by anyone interested in the history of the ways in which Camelot has figured in post-medieval English-speaking cultures.
ANN F. HOWEY is Assistant Professor at Brock University, Canada; STEPHEN R. REIMER is Associate Professor at the University of Alberta, Canada
The scope of this bibliography is an excitingly and commendably wide one, which makes the volume extremely useful and very welcome. (...) A great boon for all Arthurian researchers. (...) A joy to read. MLRA notable addition to Arthurian scholarship. MEDIUM AEVUMBased on its comprehensiveness, this book will be a valuable addition to most reference collections. Highly recommended. CHOICEA delight to browse as well as a work to consult, hence the appropriateness of its publication as a printed book, and it will both enable and enhance further study of Arthurian literature and themes. (...) Will belong in any collection dealing seriously with the study of English literature. REFERENCE REVIEWSA massive and impressive undertaking. PENDRAGON