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Best King Arthur Books That Will Hook You

There are countless King Arthur courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table (Puffin Classics) (2008)

 Best King Arthur Books That Will Hook YouKing Arthur is one of the greatest legends of all time. From the magical moment when Arthur releases the sword in the stone to the quest for the Holy Grail and the final tragedy of the Last Battle, Roger Lancelyn Green brings the enchanting world of King Arthur stunningly to life. One of the greatest legends of all time, with an inspiring introduction by David Almond, award-winning author of Clay, Skellig, Kit’s Wilderness and The Fire-Eaters….
Author(s): Roger Lancelyn Green

2. King Arthur and His Knights: A Companion Reader with a Dramatization (Companion Reader Series) (2017)

 Best King Arthur Books That Will Hook YouYou are invited to a world of bravery, magic, and adventure!In a time of fear and danger, will Merlin’s magic, Lancelot’s bravery, and Arthur’s wisdom be enough to unite the kingdom and bring peace? Beloved storyteller Jim Weiss brings tales of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table to life with action, wonder, and humor.Gorgeous paintings and whimsical medieval-style illuminated illustrations by Rebecca Sorge will fascinate and delight young readers.This beautifully illustrated Companion Reader is an exact transcript of the award-winning storytelling performance, available…
Author(s): Jim Weiss, Rebecca Sorge, et al.

3. The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (2008)

 Best King Arthur Books That Will Hook You  Malory’s was the first book that John Steinbeck truly enjoyed reading as a child. Fascinated by Arthurian tales of adventure, knighthood, honor and friendship, in addition to the challenging nuances of the original Anglo-Saxon language, Steinbeck set out to render these stories faithfully and with keen animation for a modern audience. Here then is Steinbeck’s modernization of the adventure of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, featuring the icons of Arthurian legend—including King Arthur, Merlin, Morgan le Fay, the incomparable Queen…
Author(s): John Steinbeck , Chase Horton, et al.

4. The Once and Future King (1987)

 Best King Arthur Books That Will Hook You  Once upon a time, a young boy called “Wart” was tutored by a magician named Merlyn in preparation for a future he couldn’t possibly imagine. A future in which he would ally himself with the greatest knights, love a legendary queen and unite a country dedicated to chivalrous values. A future that would see him crowned and known for all time as Arthur, King of the Britons.   During Arthur’s reign, the kingdom of Camelot was founded to cast enlightenment on the Dark Ages, while the knights of the Round Table embarked on many a…
Author(s): T. H. White

5. King Arthur: Tales from the Round Table (Dover Children’s Evergreen Classics) (2002)

 Best King Arthur Books That Will Hook YouA ruler said to be the model of goodness over evil and a formidable comrade in the ever-present struggle between right and wrong, the figure of King Arthur of England prevails at the heart of the Arthurian legends. The myths surrounding his reign have been recounted in endless tales. This collection includes thirteen of the best-loved legends of the man and his Knights of the Round Table.Bewitching stories, related by one of the world’s great storytellers, tell of how the young Arthur pulled a sword from a stone to become king; his meeting…
Author(s): Andrew Lang

6. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (2019)

 Best King Arthur Books That Will Hook YouA Yankee engineer from Connecticut named Hank Morgan receives a severe blow to the head and is somehow transported back in time and space to England under the reign of King Arthur in the 6th century….
Author(s): Mark Twain

7. The Winter King (The Arthur Books #1) (1997)

 Best King Arthur Books That Will Hook YouIt takes a remarkable writer to make an old story as fresh and compelling as the first time we heard it. With The Winter King, the first volume of his magnificent Warlord Chronicles, Bernard Cornwell finally turns to the story he was born to write: the mythic saga of King Arthur.The tale begins in Dark Age Britain, a land where Arthur has been banished and Merlin has disappeared, where a child-king sits unprotected on the throne, where religion vies with magic for the souls of the people. It is to this desperate land that Arthur returns, a man at once utterly human and truly heroic: a man of honor, loyalty,…
Author(s): Bernard Cornwell

8. Tales of King Arthur and the Round Table: Adapted from the Book of Romance (2017)

 Best King Arthur Books That Will Hook YouTales of King Arthur and the Round Table is the 1902 work by the famous author Andrew Lang and chronicles several separate stories in the time of the mythical King Author. Andrew Lang (31 March 1844 – 20 July 1912) was a Scottish poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. The Andrew Lang lectures at the University of St Andrews are named after him. Odin’s Library Classics is dedicated to bringing the world the best of humankind’s literature from throughout the ages. Carefully selected, each work is unabridged from classic works of fiction,…
Author(s): Andrew Lang

9. The Fall of Arthur (2014)

 Best King Arthur Books That Will Hook YouThe Fall of Arthur, the only venture by J.R.R. Tolkien into the legends of Arthur, king of Britain, may well be regarded as his finest and most skillful achievement in the use of Old English alliterative meter, in which he brought to his transforming perceptions of the old narratives a pervasive sense of the grave and fateful nature of all that is told: of Arthur’s expedition overseas into distant heathen lands, of Guinevere’s flight from Camelot, of the great sea battle on Arthur’s return to Britain, in the portrait of the traitor Mordred, in the tormented doubts of Lancelot in his French…
Author(s): J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien

10. The Inklings and King Arthur: J. R. R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, C. S. Lewis, and Owen Barfield on the Matter of Britain (2017)

 Best King Arthur Books That Will Hook YouWill King Arthur ever return to England? He already has. In the midst of war-torn Britain, King Arthur returned in the writings of the Oxford Inklings. Learn how J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Owen Barfield brought hope to their times and our own in their Arthurian literature. Although studies of the “Oxford Inklings” abound, astonishingly enough, none has yet examined their great body of Arthurian work. Yet each of these major writers tackled serious and relevant questions about government, gender, violence, imperialism, secularism, and…
Author(s): Sørina Higgins

11. Historic King Arthur: Authenticating the Celtic Hero of Post-Roman Britain (2007)

 Best King Arthur Books That Will Hook YouWho was King Arthur? How did the story originate? Through careful research of the many primary documents, a picture of the true Arthur can in fact be set down. He reached power shortly after the Romans evacuated Britain at the end of the fifth century and died at the Battle of Camlann. He became king at 15 under the name of Ambrosius Aurelianus and fought against the Saxons on the mainland as Riothamus, thus explaining the regeneration motif so closely tied to the mythical Arthur. This study reveals that the integrity and ideals central to Arthurian myth were…
Author(s): Frank D. Reno

Best King Arthur Books That Will Hook You

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Design of biomedical devices and systems

Author(s): Fries, Richard C.; Johnson, Arthur Thomas; King, Paul H
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2019, Size: 12 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2350484

King Arthur: The Making of the Legend

Author(s): N. J. Higham
Publisher: Yale University Press, Year: 2018, Size: 28 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2288476

Literary Narratives and the Cultural Imagination: King Arthur and Don Quixote as National Heroes

Author(s): María Odette Canivell Arzú
Publisher: Lexington Books, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2331611

The Inklings and King Arthur: J. R. R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, C. S. Lewis, and Owen Barfield on the Matter of Britain

Author(s): Sørina Higgins
Publisher: Apocryphile Press, Year: 2017, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2289353

King Arthur and Robin Hood: The History and Folklore of England’s Most Famous Folk Legends

Author(s): Charles River Editors, Jesse Harasta
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Year: 2017, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2289354

Figures in Stone: Architectural Sculpture in New York City

Author(s): Robert Arthur King
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Year: 2017, Size: 237 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2332900

Edward I: A New King Arthur?

Author(s): Andy King
Publisher: Penguin, Year: 2016, Size: 6 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1704817

The Lost Tomb of King Arthur: The Sh for Camelot and the Isle of Avalon

Author(s): Phillips, Graham
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Company, Year: 2016, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2074754

King Arthur’s Wars: The Anglo-Saxon Conquest of England

Author(s): Jim Storr
Publisher: Helion and Company, Year: 2016, Size: 25 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2329824

Murray & Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine, 2-Volume Set, 6e

Author(s): V.Courtney Broaddus MD, Robert J. Mason MD, Joel D Ernst MD, Talmadge E King Jr MD, Stephen C. Lazarus MD, John F. Murray MD DSc(Hon) FRCP, Jay A. Nadel MD DSc(Hon) DLaw(Hon), Arthur Slutsky MD, Michael Gotway MD
Publisher: Saunders, Year: 2015, Size: 554 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1375509

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