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The acts of King Arthur and his noble knights

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A modern retelling of the legendary Arthurian tales from one of the twentieth century's greatest writers Morte d?Arthur was one of the first books that John Steinbeck enjoyed reading as a child, and it became a favorite story to read to his own children. Here now is Steinbeck's only work of fantasy literature'his modernization of Malory's adventures of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, who together took the oath of knightship, swearing never to use violence without good purpose, to be merciful, to protect women, and never to fight for an unjust cause or personal gain. Here are the iconic and legendary tales of King Arthur, Guinevere, Sir Lancelot, Merlin, and Morgan le Fay. Christopher Paolini, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling novels Eragon and Eldest , has written a new foreword offering a fresh and young perspective on this classic. This is a book sure to capture the attention and imagination of a wide audience, including the legions of Steinbeck fans, those who love the legendary adventures of King Arthur and his Knights, as well as the countless fans of science fiction and fantasy literature, and everyone who loves Paolini's bestselling novels.
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Grouping Titleacts of king arthur and his noble knights
Grouping Authorjohn steinbeck
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-01 20:42:06PM
Last Indexed2020-12-04 04:20:22AM
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auth_author2Fass, Robert.
Horton, Chase.
Malory, Thomas, Sir, active 15th century.
Paolini, Christopher.
authorSteinbeck, John, 1902-1968.
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Malory, Thomas,Sir,active 15th century.Morte d'Arthur.
Paolini, Christopher.
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display_descriptionThe first book John Steinbeck read as a child was the Caxton Morte d'Arthur, and he considered it one of the most challenging tasks of his career to modernize the stories of King Arthur. "These stories are alive even in those of us who have not read them," he says. "And, in our day, we are perhaps impatient with the words and the stately rhythms of [Thomas] Malory. I wanted to set the stories down in meaning as they were written, leaving out nothing and adding nothing."
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subject_facetArthur, -- King -- Fiction
Arthurian romances -- Adaptations
Britons -- Fiction
Fantasy fiction
Historical fiction
Kings and rulers -- Fiction
Knights and knighthood -- Fiction
title_displayThe acts of King Arthur and his noble knights
title_fullThe acts of King Arthur and his noble knights / John Steinbeck ; edited by Chase Horton ; with a foreword by Christopher Paolini
The acts of King Arthur and his noble knights [sound recording] / John Steinbeck ; foreword by Christopher Paolini
title_shortThe acts of King Arthur and his noble knights
Arthurian romances
Kings and rulers
Knights and knighthood