Tales Of Arthur


Language: English

Illustrated by: Anthony Griffiths

ISBN: 9781848511125

Current Publication Date: 2010

Format: Hardback

Number of Pages: 168

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Tales of Arthur have been told and read for over a thousand years. No other literary character or historical figure has sustained such widespread popularity for so long a time, and for someone whose very existence is in doubt, Arthur has had a remarkable influence over the course of Welsh, English, and indeed European history, literature, and culture.

In his new translation of the medieval Welsh tales of Peredur, Owain and Geraint, John K. Bollard vividly evokes a world in which Arthur, the pre-eminent warrior and statesman inspires the heroes gathered around him to strive for the highest ideals.

Anthony Griffiths's photographs remind us that it was the literal Welsh landscape that inspired the more generalized Arthurian realm of romance, taking us to stunning and stark locations that are forever linked with the characters that inhabit that realm.

This is the third in Bollard and Griffiths's popular Legend and Landscape of Wales series, following The Mabinogi and Companion Tales to the Mabinogi