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Seven classic Arthurian legends, accompanied by beautiful vintage illustrations by Rackham, Eleanor Fortesque Brickdale, Elizabeth Shippen Green, Water Crane and others with notes on their background. Drawing on the original medieval texts, retold by a master storyteller, Rosalind Kerven, some of the most spellbinding stories in the Arthurian canon with Queen Guinevere, wizard Merlin, and the Knights of the Round Table. Romance, adventure, and enchantment, nicely illustrated in b&w but mostly in color, with vintage artwork.
Along with exquisite illustrations by Arthur Rackham and other classic artists, detailed notes for each legend mention specific places in Britain with Arthurian links, including the National Trust property, Tintagel Castle.
Stories include: “The Coming of King Arthur,” “The Enchantment of Merlin,” “How Culhwch Won Olwen,” “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” “Tristram and Isolde,” “Elaine Who Loved Sir Lancelot,” and “The End of the Golden Age.”
Rosalind Kerven is the author of some 60 books with co-editions and translations in 21 countries. Her bestselling titles include King Arthur (Dorling Kindersley), Earth Magic, Sky Magic (Native American stories), The Giant King (Norse Myths), Enchanted Kingdoms (Celtic myths), and English Fairy Tales and Legends, also for the National Trust. She lives in the Northumberland National Park.
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Item Code ARTLH Publisher Batsford Publish Date 2019 ISBN 9781849945417 Condition Copies may have a lightly bumped corner and/or light rubbing which can be buffed out on the cover edges. Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 6x8 # Pages 220pg Color Text/Partial Color
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