Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Lady of Shallot, The Lady of the Fountain, and other Classic Poems and Tales of Camelot [NOOK Book]

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Stories of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table have been told and retold for centuries with each generation adding to the tale and adapting them to fit their times. The Arthurian tales of chivalry, romance, and tragedy have left a lasting impact on English literature.

This collection contains Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (trans. 1898), The Lady of Shallot (1833), The Founding of the Round Table (trans. 1914), The Passing of ...
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Lady of Shallot, The Lady of the Fountain, and other Classic Poems and Tales of Camelot

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Overview

Stories of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table have been told and retold for centuries with each generation adding to the tale and adapting them to fit their times. The Arthurian tales of chivalry, romance, and tragedy have left a lasting impact on English literature.

This collection contains Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (trans. 1898), The Lady of Shallot (1833), The Founding of the Round Table (trans. 1914), The Passing of Arthur (trans. 1914), The Morte D'arthur (1914), The Lady of the Fountain (trans. 1877), Arthurian Songs: 1. Avalon (1894), and Sir Galahad, a Christmas Mystery (1858).
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012825254
  • Publisher: Limitless Press LLC
  • Publication date: 7/4/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 485,887
  • File size: 93 KB

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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron (Lord) Tennyson (1809-1892) was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular poets in the English language. Tennyson excelled at penning short lyrics. Much of his verse was based on classical mythological themes. The Lady of Shallot was published in his second book of poetry in 1833.

Jessie L Weston (1850-1928) was an independent scholar and folklorist, working mainly on medieval Arthurian texts. She received acclaim for her translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight in 1898. In addition to her translations of poems from Old into Modern English, her best-known work is From Ritual to Romance published in 1920.

Layamon was a poet of the early 13th century and author of the Brut, a notable English poem of the 12th century that was the first English language work to discuss the legends of Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. His poem provided inspiration for numerous later writers, including Sir Thomas Malory and Jorge Luis Borges, and had an impact on medieval history writing in England.

Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Guest (1812-1895) was an English businesswoman and translator. An important figure in the study of Welsh literature and the Welsh language, she is best known for her pioneering English translation of the major medieval work, the Mabinogion. The Lady of the Fountain is a key piece of that epic work.

Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (1840-1922) was an English poet and writer. He is best known for his poetry, which was published in a collected edition in 1914. In addition to his poetry, he was a well known explorer who traveled through Spain, Algeria, Egypt, the Syrian Desert, and extensively in the Middle East and India.

Rachel Annand Taylor (1876-1960) was a Scottish poet, biographer and literary critic. She was one of the first women to study at Aberdeen University. As a writer she was admired by Richard Aldington, G.K. Chesterton, Hilaire Belloc and D. H. Lawrence. In 1943 she was awarded an honorary LLD from Aberdeen University.

William Morris (1834-1896) was an English textile designer, artist, and writer. Morris wrote and published poetry, fiction, and translations of ancient and medieval texts throughout his life. Sir Galahad, a Christmas Mystery was published in 1858 in the collection called The Defense of Guinevere and Other Poems.
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