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Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights, the (1976) [Novel]
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At the last the laws of the Round Table were laid down and every knight of the fellowship swore to keep the laws. They swore never to use violence without good purpose, never to fall to murder or treason. They swore on their honor to be merciful when mercy was asked and to protect damsels, ladies, gentlewomen and widows, to enforce their rights and never enforce lust on them. And they promised never to fight in an unjust cause or to fight for personal gain. All the knights of the Round Table took this oath.

The first book John Steinbeck read as a child was the Caxton Mortre d' Arthur and he considered it one of the most challenging tasks of his career to modernize the stories of King Arthur. "These stories are alive even in those of us who have not read them. And, in our day, we are perhaps impatient with the old words and the stately rhythms of Malory. I wanted to set the stories down in meaning as they were written, leaving out nothing and adding nothing."

Original title: The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights
Original languages: English

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Genre: MythologyRetellingsCeltic and Arthurian
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

This work is excerpted in the following works :
     Pendragon Chronicles: Heroic Fantasy from the Time of King Arthur, the (1990) [Anthology]
      Authors: John Steinbeck , John Brunner , Andre Norton , Jane Yolen , Darrell Schweitzer , Keith Taylor , Phyllis Ann Karr , Sasha Miller , Ian McDowell , Roger Lancelyn Green , Theodore Goodridge Roberts , Unknown Author , Vera Chapman , Joy Chant , Maxey Brooke
     Mammoth Book of Arthurian Legends, the (1998) [Anthology]
      Authors: John Steinbeck , Alfred Tennyson , Arthur Machen , Howard Pyle , Jane Yolen , Ron Tiner , Phyllis Ann Karr , Peter Valentine Timlett , Rosemary Sutcliff , Andrew Lang , Eleanor Arnason , Phil Carradice , Fay Sampson , Stephen Dedman , Lenora Lang , Hilaire Belloc , Hans Shück , Roger Lancelyn Green , A.R. Hope Moncrieff , Maude Ebbutt , Allen French , Theodore Goodridge Roberts , Lady Charlotte Guest , George Cox , Geoffrey of Monmouth , Sir James Knowles , Douglas Carmichael

Edition #1: The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights

The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights (1976)
Edition Details (From the publisher):

Includes the letters John Steinbeck wrote to his literary agent, Elizabeth Otis, and to Chase Horton, the editor of this volume, about his work on King Arthur.

Language: English


Edited by: Chase Horton
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Manifested in:

The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights (2007)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: 0670018244
Dimensions: 5.9 x 8.4 x 1.4 in
Pages: 416
Notes (IBList user synopsis): Foreward by Christopher Paolini.

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The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights (2001)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics
ISBN: 0141186305
Pages: 384

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The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights (1993)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374523789
Pages: 364

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The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights (1980)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345289552
Pages: 451

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The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights (1977)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Del Rey Books
ISBN: 0345273893

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