My Wishlist Sign In Join. Be the first to write a review. Sorry, the book that you are looking for is not available right now. Books with a similar title. The St. Arthur H. Westing Pioneer on the Environmental Impact of War. Clarke and Life of Arthur Lee, LL. Joint Commissioner of the United States to the Description Product Details Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! Our Awards Booktopia's Charities. Tennyson's Arthurian work reached its peak of popularity with Idylls of the King , however, which reworked the entire narrative of Arthur's life for the Victorian era.
It was first published in and sold 10, copies within the first week. This interest in the "Arthur of romance" and his associated stories continued through the 19th century and into the 20th, and influenced poets such as William Morris and Pre-Raphaelite artists including Edward Burne-Jones. While Tom maintained his small stature and remained a figure of comic relief, his story now included more elements from the medieval Arthurian romances and Arthur is treated more seriously and historically in these new versions.
By the end of the 19th century, it was confined mainly to Pre-Raphaelite imitators,  and it could not avoid being affected by World War I , which damaged the reputation of chivalry and thus interest in its medieval manifestations and Arthur as chivalric role model. In the latter half of the 20th century, the influence of the romance tradition of Arthur continued, through novels such as T. Bradley's tale, for example, takes a feminist approach to Arthur and his legend, in contrast to the narratives of Arthur found in medieval materials,  and American authors often rework the story of Arthur to be more consistent with values such as equality and democracy.
The romance Arthur has become popular in film and theatre as well. White's novel was adapted into the Lerner and Loewe stage musical Camelot and Walt Disney 's animated film The Sword in the Stone ; Camelot , with its focus on the love of Lancelot and Guinevere and the cuckolding of Arthur, was itself made into a film of the same name in Retellings and reimaginings of the romance tradition are not the only important aspect of the modern legend of King Arthur. Attempts to portray Arthur as a genuine historical figure of c.
As Taylor and Brewer have noted, this return to the medieval "chronicle tradition" of Geoffrey of Monmouth and the Historia Brittonum is a recent trend which became dominant in Arthurian literature in the years following the outbreak of the Second World War , when Arthur's legendary resistance to Germanic enemies struck a chord in Britain.
Arthur has also been used as a model for modern-day behaviour. In the s, the Order of the Fellowship of the Knights of the Round Table was formed in Britain to promote Christian ideals and Arthurian notions of medieval chivalry. As Norris J.
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Lacy has observed, "The popular notion of Arthur appears to be limited, not surprisingly, to a few motifs and names, but there can be no doubt of the extent to which a legend born many centuries ago is profoundly embedded in modern culture at every level. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see King Arthur disambiguation and Arthur Pendragon disambiguation. Main article: Historicity of King Arthur. Main article: Arthur. Wyeth's title page illustration for The Boy's King Arthur See also: List of works based on Arthurian legends.
England portal History portal. Y Gododdin cannot be dated precisely: it describes 6th-century events and contains 9th- or 10th-century spelling, but the surviving copy is 13th-century. See Rahtz and Carey VII, n. Helsinki , p. On his possessions and wife, see also Ford See Haycock , pp. On the Glastonbury tale and its Otherworldly antecedents, see Sims-Williams , pp. See further, Roberts b and Roberts New York: Overlook Duckworth See List of books about King Arthur. Bromwich, Rachel; Evans, D. Simon , Culhwch and Olwen. Brooke, Christopher N. Budgey, A. Bullock-Davies, C. Burgess, Glyn S.
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