Merlin

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A bestselling author and professor brings the historical figure of Merlin to life—the Merlin who prophesied his own death and was a counselor to kings as well as a scientist, humanist, and man of mystery.

A bestselling author and professor brings the historical figure of Merlin to life.

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Overview

A bestselling author and professor brings the historical figure of Merlin to life—the Merlin who prophesied his own death and was a counselor to kings as well as a scientist, humanist, and man of mystery.

A bestselling author and professor brings the historical figure of Merlin to life.

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Library Journal
Goodrich identifies Merlin with the St. Dubricius who controlled vast lands in 6th-century Wales and founded a monastic university. She has freshly translated from the Latin Geoffrey of Monmouth's ``Merlin's Prophecy'' and interpreted its veiled phrases as a history of King Arthur's wars. The maps, chronologies, and bibliographical annotations are illuminating, but the text resembles notes rather than a thoroughly digested work. Those not put off by Goodrich's mixture of naivete and breathless scholarship, and who liked her King Arthur ( LJ 2/1/86), may be able to appreciate it. General readers are better advised to start with Nikolai Tolstoi's The Quest for Merlin ( LJ 8/85) or the various Arthurian books by Geoffrey Ashe. Barbara J. Dunlap, City Coll. Lib., CUNY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060971830
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/1989
  • Series: Harper Perennial
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,416,261
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Norma Lorre Goodrich, Ph.D., K.C., FSA Scot, has been teaching for forty-five years and is a professor emeritus at the Claremont Colleges. She is the author of King Arthur, Guinevere, Merlin, Heroines, Priestesses, Ancient Myths, and Medieval Myths. She lives in Claremont, California, with her husband.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Way overpriced

    You must be out of your mind to buy this book

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2012

    135 dl 135 dollars?!

    Way too expensive! You can buy a nook for less than that

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2007

    A fantasy supported by facts

    This amazing book acts as a biography of Merlin¿s life, showing it through different cultures and how the stories of him have changed through time. Goodrich introduces how the legends came to be and why there are so many. It is shown through the lush language and the definitions of the different words and languages used. It¿s a modernization of all the stories and characters passed down as myths from Medieval England to France, Wales and throughout Europe. She brings a scientific approach to the subject of Merlin. She supports her ideas by bringing in historical facts and writings into the picture. The themes in this book are many and various not all legends are based off of myths, and some of the mythical stories can be supported by facts. Another might be to not trust what one hears or reads because they is always something more out there. My likes of this book are many for example there are many references used to help support her accusations and how she goes into depth about her findings. My dislikes of this book is the repetition in it. She keeps on repeating what was said in the last chapter once you start on another section. This book would immensely help someone who is into the Arthurian legend. It helps bring all the legends and stories of Merlin together and also explains how they¿re linked together.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2012

    I love this book; I've wanted it for a while. I'm very disappoin

    I love this book; I've wanted it for a while. I'm very disappointed that the nook version is over $100.00. What the hell? Guess I won't be getting it yet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2012

    Hey!

    This isnt warriors (though i di love those books) so knock it off :)

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Help

    Kitting. Need a med cat. QUICK!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Blackpelt

    Cant post in camp

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