The History of the Kings of Britain [NOOK Book]

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Little is definitively known of the life and schooling of Geoffrey of Monmouth, but his extraordinary literary works have survived centuries as a testament to his legacy. Around the time of Geoffrey's life, the written Arthurian legends were mostly fragmentary and often incoherent. He therefore took on the task of creating the first full biographies of King Arthur and Merlin, which from that point on remained the quintessential source for all Arthurian legend tales. His finest work, "The History of the Kings of ...
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The History of the Kings of Britain

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Overview

Little is definitively known of the life and schooling of Geoffrey of Monmouth, but his extraordinary literary works have survived centuries as a testament to his legacy. Around the time of Geoffrey's life, the written Arthurian legends were mostly fragmentary and often incoherent. He therefore took on the task of creating the first full biographies of King Arthur and Merlin, which from that point on remained the quintessential source for all Arthurian legend tales. His finest work, "The History of the Kings of Britain", traces the reign of nearly a hundred British kings, beginning with the nation's mythical founder, Brutus. It is an imaginative and meticulously written masterpiece. Modeled after the A├ćnied, one half of the work is devoted towards the first ten centuries of British history. The second half, comprising about two centuries, focuses primarily around King Arthur, the rise and fall of the Round Table, and the declining fortunes of Arthur's heirs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420941852
  • Publisher: Neeland Media LLC
  • Publication date: 10/4/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 667,773
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2011

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    This book was highly recommended for my Literature of King Arthur class. I was under the impression that it would be the same book as pictured but unfortunately this is not the Penguin Classics edition. It was very important that I had that specific edition for the introduction and style of writing. Now I have to find it on amazon or buy the softback copy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    WA strange

    It goes on and on with strange history much like a tail of middle earth.l

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  • Posted March 5, 2011

    Wrong sample downloaded

    When I downloaded a sample of this book, I got a sample of Tom Jones instead.

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