Legends of Arthur

Legends of Arthur

by Richard Barber
     
 

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This anthology shows the diversity of the Arthurian legends and their many sources by presenting contrasting versions of the stories of Arthur, Gawain, Tristan and other medieval Arthurian heroes - and heroines.See more details below

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This anthology shows the diversity of the Arthurian legends and their many sources by presenting contrasting versions of the stories of Arthur, Gawain, Tristan and other medieval Arthurian heroes - and heroines.

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An accessible, attractive introduction to medieval Arthurian literature. ARTHURIANA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780851159508
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

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Why should I be king?' said Arthur.

'Sir,' said Ector, 'because God will have it so; for only her who should by right be king of this land can pull out this sword. Now let me see if you can put the sword back where it was, and pull it out again,'

'That needs no skill,' said Arthur, and so he put it in the stone; and Sir Ector tried to pull out the sword and failed,

'Now you try,' said Sir Ector to Sir Kay. And he pulled at the sword with all his might; but it would not move.

'Now you shall try,' said Sir Ector to Arthur.

'I will,' said Arthur, and he pulled it out easily.

And at that both Sir Ector and Sir Kay knelt before him.

—from Legends of Arthur

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