Title ARTHUR'S KINGDOM OF ADVENTURE: The World of Malory's Morte d'Arthur
Binding Hardcover in dust jacket.
Book Condition Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Publisher (Cambridge): D.S. Brewer/Barnes & Noble (1986).
0859911659 / 9780859911658
Seller ID 001049
Notes & indexes. Illustrated with plates. The setting of medieval Arthurian romance, as typified by Malory's Morte D' Arthur, plays an important part in the creation of the atmosphere of the stories, and in intensifying the drama of the action. Professor Whitaker looks at the Arthurian world which Malory inherited form his sources and to which he added his own details, and examines its different aspects: castles and forests, kingdoms and empires, showing how these diverge from reality to meet the particular requirements of romance, how new political and temporal relationships are set up for the same reason, and how it was shaped by the presence of the Otherworld in the Celtic stories from which many episodes were drawn. Arthurian Studies X.
Arthurian literature, Medieval literature, Literary Criticism, Literary History