The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights

The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)


Editor: Chase Horton
Foreword by: Christopher Paolini

Format
Paperback
Price
$17.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143105459
  • 416 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Steinbeck’s only work of fantasy literature—in a  deluxe edition with a foreword by Christopher Paolini, New York Times bestselling author of Eragon, Eldest and Brisingr
 
Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur 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 Guinevere, and Arthur’s purest knight, Sir Lancelot of the Lake.
 
These enduring tales of loyalty and betrayal in the time of Camelot flicker with the wonder and magic of an era past but not forgotten. Steinbeck’s retelling will capture the attention and imagination of legions of Steinbeck fans, including those who love Arthurian romances, as well as countless readers of science fiction and fantasy literature.
 
This edition features a new foreword by Christopher Paolini, author of the number-one New York Times bestselling novels Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr. It also includes the letters John Steinbeck wrote to his literary agent, Elizabeth Otis, and to Chase Horton, the original editor of this volume.
The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights

The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights

John Steinbeck, Editor: Chase Horton, Foreword by: Christopher Paolini

Praise

“Steinbeck embellishes Malory’s spare language with a richness of detail that transforms the vision, makes it no one’s but Steinbeck’s.”
-John Gardner, The New York Times Book Review

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