Item Image
Title Arthur : god and hero in Avalon / Christofer R. Fee.
Author Fee, Christopher R., author.
Publication London : Reakion Books, 2019.
Copyright date ©2019
Description 224 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 23 cm
Call # 809.933 F
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and filmography (pages 206-214) and index.
Summary For fifteen centuries, legends of King Arthur have inspired generations. In the misty past of a Britain under siege, half-remembered events became shrouded in ancient myth and folklore. The resulting tales were told and retold, until over time Arthur, Camelot, Avalon, the Round Table, the Holy Grail, Excalibur, Lancelot and Guinevere all became instantly recognizable icons. Along the way, Arthur's life and times were recast in the mould of the hero's journey: his miraculous conception at Tintagel through the magical intercession of his shaman guide, Merlin; the childhood deed of pulling the Sword from the Stone through which Arthur was anointed King; the Quest for the Holy Grail, the most sacred object in Christendom; the betrayal of Arthur by his wife and champion; and the apocalyptic battle between Good and Evil, ending with Arthur's journey to the Otherworld. Arthur: God and Hero in Avalon views Arthur in terms of comparative mythology, and argues that the Once and Future King remains relevant because his story speaks so eloquently about universal human needs and anxieties. The book discusses the tales of King Arthur, from the very earliest versions to the most recent film and television adaptations, and offers readers an insight into why Arthur remains so popular.
Subject Arthur, King -- Legends.
Avalon (Legendary place)
Great Britain -- History -- Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066.
Arthur, King. (OCoLC)fst00035632
Avalon (Legendary place) (OCoLC)fst00824277
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
449-1066
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Legends. (OCoLC)fst01423803
ISBN 9781780239996 hardcover
1780239998 hardcover

Location CALL # Status Message
 Clarendon Non-Fic  809.933 F    CHECK SHELVES  
 Gravesend Non-Fic  809.933 F    CHECK SHELVES  
 Pacific Non-Fic  809.933 F    CHECK SHELVES