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Idylls of the King (Penguin Classics) by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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Published by Tandem Library .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh,
  • Poetry

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsJ. M. Gray (Editor, Introduction)
The Physical Object
FormatUnknown Binding
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11762613M
ISBN 101417697288
ISBN 109781417697281

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Those not the masterful craft of T.H. White, Idylls of the King tells the classic tale of King Arthur and his round table. Tennyson tells of the famous deeds of Gawain and Lancelot, but also tells of the lesser known tales of Balan and Balin/5(9). Written in the middle of his career, Idylls of the King is Tennyson's longest and most ambitious work. Reflecting his lifelong interest in Arthurian themes, his primary sources were Malory's Morte d'Arthur and the Welsh Mabinogion.4/5. Those not the masterful craft of T.H. White, Idylls of the King tells the classic tale of King Arthur and his round table. Tennyson tells of the famous deeds of Gawain and Lancelot, but also tells of the lesser known tales of Balan and Balin/5(6).   In "Idylls of the King" Tennyson takes the legendary King Arthur, said by some to have existed in the late 5th to early 6th century, and places him in medeval England. The style resembles an epic poem without verse and has a flowing quality to it/5(31).

The Idylls of the King deals with an exciting era in English history and with such fascinating and familiar characters as King Arthur, Guinevere, Sir Lancelot, and the other Knights of the Round Table. The poem is difficult in parts, as many worthwhile books are, but reading it will be a rewarding and inspiring experience. With Idylls of the King, one of the giants of Victorian literature turned his considerable talents to the lore surrounding a larger-than-life British ruler. Idylls of the King traces the story of Arthur's rule, from his first encounter with Guinevere and the quest for the Holy Grail to the adultery of his Queen with Launcelot and the King's death in a final battle that spells the ruin of his kingdom/5(68). Author Alfred Tennyson | Submitted by: Jane Kivik Free download or read online Idylls of the King pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in , and was written by Alfred Tennyson. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format/5.

  IDYLLS OF THE KING 'Flos Regum Arthurus.'—JOSEPH OF EXETER. DEDICATION. THESE to His Memory—since he held them dear, Perchance as finding there unconsciously Some image of himself—I dedicate, I dedicate, I consecrate with tears— These Idylls. And indeed he seems to me Scarce other than my king's ideal knight, 'Who reverenced /5(25). Idylls of the King is a popular book by Alfred Lord Tennyson. Read Idylls of the King, free online version of the book by Alfred Lord Tennyson, on Alfred Lord Tennyson's Idylls of the King consists of 14 parts for ease of reading. Choose the part of Idylls of the King which you want to read from the table of contents to get started. Idylls of the King Language: English: LoC Class: PR: Language and Literatures: English literature: Subject: Arthur, King -- Poetry Subject: Arthurian romances -- Adaptations Subject: Knights and knighthood -- Poetry Category: Text: audio books by Jane Austen. Summary Leodogran, the king of Cameliard, had only one daughter, Guinevere. She was the most beautiful of all women and he loved her dearly. This was in the time before Arthur came, when many petty kings and feudal lords ruled in England, and the country was torn asunder by their disputes and wars.