"A complete, unabridged edition of one of the most famous chronicles of the Arthurian legends comes with new illustrations. Edited by a lifelong scholar of the legends, the book includes some widely accepted corrections."--Publishers WeeklyThe ...
epic story of King Arthur never fails to stir the imaginations of readers everywhere, and this outstanding illustrated version showcases original artwork that creates a unique vision of Camelot. Some of these breathtaking watercolors and pen-and-inks have hung in museums, including the depiction of Tintagel Castle, the Sword in the Stone, Merlin and Nimue, and Guenevere rescued from the stake. With remarkable accuracy, Anna-Marie Ferguson captures every nuance of the historical period, from the knights' shining armor to the intricate architecture to the English forests. Yet she also revels in the fantasy, with mysterious and magical landscapes, misty and moonlit. These legends have always been a treat for the mind--and now they are a feast for the eyes, too. About the ArtistAnna-Marie Ferguson studied graphic art at Southampton College in the UK, and her work has appeared in various galleries and books--particularly volumes of fairy tales. Anna-Marie served as the "Arthurian expert" on the recent NBC mini-series, Merlin.
The cornerstone of modern arthurian literature, here translated by Keith Baines, appears as a long and often repetitive series of duels, wanderings and eventual wars, devoid of character depth and often awkward in its rendition of the ‘matter ofThe cornerstone of modern arthurian literature, here translated by Keith Baines, appears as a long and often repetitive series of duels, wanderings and eventual wars, devoid of character depth and often awkward in its rendition of the ‘matter of Britain’. The best part is the last, the one that gives the title to the whole work, where Malory tells how Arthur dies warring against the usurper Modred, after Launcelot has torn the Round Table apart because of his love for queen Gwynevere.</p><p>As for the rest, it might interest the scholar but it’s surely best read in the original 15th century version....Continua Nascondi