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"Sir Thomas Malory called his very long book 'The Death of Arthur'. It is the tragedy of sin coming home
to roost. [Arthur] did not know he was doing so, but it seems, in tragedy, that innocence is not enough."
E.B. White [1899-1985]

Whether the mythology of Arthur and Camelot and The Knights of the Round Table has any historic basis, the myth has had a strong impact
on British and American culture. Among modern authors & filmmakers & others fascinated with King Arthur were/are John Boorman, Luc Bresson,
Hal Foster {the "Prince Valiant" comic strip, 1937-80}, Walt Disney [1901-66], John Steinbeck [1902-68], Mary Stewart (5 books),
J.R.R. Tolkien [1892-1973], and Mark Twain [1835-1910].


     The Legend of King Arthur & Camelot
     t e x t
     h e r e

the Round Table was first described in 1155 by Wace, who got his information from past legends. The castle (Camelot) is mentioned for the first time in Chrétien de Troyes' poem Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart, dating to the 1170s, though it does not appear in all the manuscripts. In fact, Geoffrey of Monmouth's list of kings of the Britons, published around the 12th century, is one of the first times we find the name of King Arthur. Many historians suggest that Arthur has no historical basis, that the stories are pure myth. Others think that there might not have been a King Arthur, but that the character has basis in fact.

one of the ancient names for King Arthur was 'the Raven King'

legend has it that the Tudors were decendents of Constantine (a Briton), as was King Arthur (grandson) who married three queens named Guinevere

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Original  Tales  of  King Arthur

History of the Kings of Britain manuscript by Geoffrey of Monmouth  "The History of The Kings of Britain" [circa 1136]
by Geoffrey of Monmouth; translated & Introduction by Lewis Thorpe

The oldest written record of the King Arthur & Merlin legends, from before the time of Plantagenet kings Henry II & Richard I.
Penguin Classics 7¾x5 pb [1/77] for $10.88
other editions/translations:
Broadview Press 8½x5½ pb [12/2007] for $17.96
Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru 8¼x5¾ hardcover [1/75] for $49.39
Boydell Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [11/2007] for $95.00
The Life of Merlin manuscript by Geoffrey of Monmouth  
"The Life of Merlin / Vita Merlini" [circa 1150]
by Geoffrey of Monmouth

Forgotten Books 8x5¼ pb [1/2008] for $6.80
BiblioBazaar 7¾x5 pb [2/2008] for $9.99
XIIth Century Arthurian Romances book by Chretien de Troyes  "Arthurian Romances" [XIIth Century] by Chrétien de Troyes
The tales of King Arthur written by Chrétien de Troyes were romantic novels in verse, and presaged true novels (in prose) by several hundred years. These four complete works are "Erec and Enide" [c. 1170], "Cligès" [c. 1176], "Yvain, The Knight of The Lion" [1177-81] and "Lancelot, The Knight of The Cart" [1177-81]. Most of these selected books are based on the 1913 J.M. Dent Everyman's Library translation by Wm. W. Comfort.author/books entry at Wikipedia
Kindle Edition from Digireads [2004 edition] for 3.99
Kindle Edition from Dover Publns [3/2013] for $6.60
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [3/2012] for $6.95
Digireads 9x6 pb [2008] for $9.78
Dent/Dutton mass pb [2/75] out of print/used
J.M. Dent/Everyman's Library hardcover [1967] out of print/used
Dutton/Everyman's Library #698 hardcover [11/55] out of print/used

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight translations  "Sir Gawain and The Green Knight" narrative poem [XIVth Century]
Translation by Simon Armitage [2007]
W.W. Norton 8x5½ pb [11/2008] for $10.17
W.W. Norton 9¼x6¼ hardcover [10/2007] for $24.54
Faber & Faber 8x5¼ hardcover [2007] out of print/used
Translation by Marie Borroff, with poems "Patience" and "Pearl" [1967]
W.W. Norton 8x5½ pb [1/2000] for $13.40
Le Morte de Arthur manuscript by Sir Thomas Malory from 1485  "Le Morte de Arthur: King Arthur and The Legends of The Round Table"
[orig 1485] by Sir Thomas Malory [c. 1405-1471]

the first version of the Arthur legend in English • book entry at Wikipedia
Translation by Keith Baines, Introduction by Robert Graves
Signet Classics mass pb [10/2001] for $7.95
Modern Library 8¼x5¾ hardcover [7/94] for $18.98
"Le Morte Darthur: The Winchester Manuscript" [1998]
Edited by Helen Cooper

Oxford Univ Press 7¾x5 pb [12/2008] for $11.87

Idylls of the King poem cycle by Alfred Tennyson  "Idylls of The King" narrative poem cycle [1856-85]
by Alfred Tennyson [1809–92]

Penguin Classics 7½x5 pb [9/89] for $11.90
IndyPublish 9x6 hardcover [6/2002] for $15.99
Amereon Ltd 8¾x5¾ hardcover [8/95] for $26.95
"Doré's Illustrations for Idylls of The King" [1982]
by Gustave Doré [1832-83]

Dover Publns 11¾x9 pb [6/95] for $10.16
King Arthur and His Knights Selected Tales book edited by Eugene Vinaver  
"King Arthur and His Knights: Selected Tales" [1975]
by Thomas Malory, Edited by Eugene Vinaver

Oxford Univ Press 8x5½ pb [3/75] for $17.99
Langton UK 7¾x5 library hardcover [10/2008] for $28.99
Acts of King Arthur & His Noble Knights   "The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights: From The Winchester Manuscripts of Thomas Malory & Other Sources" [1976]
by John Steinbeck [1902-68], Foreword by Christopher Paolini

Penguin Classics 8¼x5¼ pb [12/2008] for $10.88
Del Rey mass pb [6/80] out of print/many used
FS&G 9x6 pb [4/93] out of print/many used
Viking 8½x5¾ hardcover [10/2007] for $19.77
Random House Value hardcover [12/82] out of print/many used
"Los Hechos del Rey Arturo y sus Nobles Caballeros"
Sudamericana 6¾x4½ pb [1/2000] for $16.34
Sudamericana hardcover [1/99] out of print/used
Warriors of Arthur book by John Matthews  
"Warriors of Arthur" [1988] by John Matthews
Blandford Press 9¾x7½ pb [9/89] out of print/used
Blandford Press hardcover [3/88] out of print/many used
New Arthurian Encyclopedia book edited by Norris J. Lacy  "The New Arthurian Encyclopedia" [1991] Edited by Norris J. Lacy
Updated Paperback Edition: Routledge/Garland 10¾x8¼ pb [12/95] for $56.94
Garland Science 10x8 hardcover [3/91] out of print/used
Pendragon Chronicles From The Time of King Arthur book edited by Michael Ashley  "The Pendragon Chronicles: Heroic Fantasy From The Time of King Arthur"
[16 stories 1991] Edited by Michael Ashley

Sixteen timeless Arthurian tales reworked by bestselling authors John Brunner, Joy Chant, Roger Lancelyn Green, Phyllis Ann Karr, Sasha Miller, Andre Norton, Darrell Schweitzer, John Steinbeck, Jane Yolen & others
Peter Bedrick Books 8½x5¾ pb [6/91] out of print/used
Wings Books 9x6¾ hardcover [7/93] out of print/many used
Mammoth Book of Arthurian Legends by Michael Ashley  
"The Mammoth Book of Arthurian Legends" [1998]
Edited by Michael Ashley

Carroll & Graf 8x5 pb [7/98] out of print/used
The Book of Arthur by John Matthews   "The Book of Arthur: Lost Tales From The Round Table" [2003]
Retold by John Matthews

28 stories, mostly retellings of Celtic bards; includes "The Life of Merlin",
based on Geoffrey of Monmouth's "Vita Merlini" [1150] above

Konecky & Konecky 9¼x6 hardcover [6/2004] for $12.98
Vega Books 9½x6½ hardcover [5/2003] out of print/used
Definitive Account of the Origins of Arthur Pendragon  "Pendragon: The Definitive Account of The Origins of Arthur" [2004]
by Steve Blake & Scott Lloyd

Lyons Press 8½x5½ pb [8/2006] for $10.85
Lyons Press hardcover [1/2004] out of print/used
Mammoth Book of King Arthur edited by Michael Ashley  "The Mammoth Book of King Arthur: Reality & Legend, The Beginning & The End - The Most Complete Arthurian Sourcebook Ever" [2005]
Edited by Michael Ashley

Running Press 7¾x5 pb [4/2005] for $12.55
Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature & Legend book by Alan Lupack  "The Oxford Guide To Arthurian Literature and Legend" [2005]
by Alan Lupack

Oxford Univ Press 7½x5 pb [5/2007] for $12.21
Oxford Univ Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [8/2005] for $109.99
Death of King Arthur New Verse Translation book by Simon Armitage  "The Death of King Arthur: A New Verse Translation" [2011]
by Simon Armitage

W.W. Norton & Co. pb [12/2012] for $11.64
Faber & Faber 8½x5¾ hardcover [1/2012] for $28.25
W.W. Norton & Co. 9x6½ hardcover [12/2011] for $19.67

Modern  Tales  of  King Arthur

Legends of King Arthur and his Knights 1862 book by James Knowles  "The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights" [1862]
by James Knowles, Illustrated by Lancelot Speed

Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2012] for FREE {sic}
CreateSpace 10x8 pb [11/2013] for $5.99
BiblioLife 9¼x6 hardcover [8/2009] for $32.99
Frederick Warne hardcover [1925] out of print/used
King Arthur and his Knights 1895 book by Sir James Knowles  "King Arthur and His Knights" [1895]
by Sir James Knowles, Illustrated by Louis Rhead

Kindle Edition from Dover Publns [4/2014] for $11.49
Dover Publns 9x6 pb [6/2014] for $13.09
Quality Paperback Book Club pb [1994] out of print/used
Children's Classics 9½x8 hardcover [10/87] out of print/50+ used
'King Arthur and His Knights' stories by Maude Radford Warren  "King Arthur and His Knights" [21 stories 1903]
by Maude Radford Warren, Illustrated by Walter J. Enright

Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [3/2011] for FREE {sic}
Classic Books mass pb [1/2008] for $8.95
Scholar's Choice 9¾x7½ pb [2/2015] for $27.75
Yesterday's Classics pb [11/2006] out of print/used
Facsimile Publr 1905 edition hardcover [2015] for $23.57 - ships from India

"King Arthur and His Knights of The Round Table" [YA 1953]
by Roger Lancelyn Green [1918-87] http://www.amazon.com/Roger-Lancelyn-Green/e/B000AQ6MLA/
http://www.amazon.com/Arthur-Knights-Round-Puffin-Classics-ebook/dp/B002RI9XLK/ [7/2008]
http://www.amazon.com/Arthur-Knights-Round-Puffin-Classics/dp/0141321016/ [Puffin Classics 3/2008]
http://www.amazon.com/Knights-Everymans-Library-Childrens-Classics/dp/0679423117/ [11/1993]

Tales of Brave Adventure book by Enid Blyton  
"Tales of Brave Adventure" [1963] Retold by Enid Blyton [1897-1968]
13 stories about Robin Hood, 14 stories about King Arthur
Hamlyn Young Books 7¼x5¼ hardcover [10/90] out of print/many used
The King novel by Donald Barthelme  "The King" [1990]
by Donald Barthelme [1931-89], with illustrations by Barry Moser

A lot depends on your liking for Barthelme; this deadpan, sly and cunning comic novel trans-poses King Arthur and his Round Table to 1940s England during the Nazi bombardments.
Dalkey Archive Press 8¼x5½ pb [2/2006] for $11.01
Penguin mass pb [5/92] out of print/used
HarperCollins 8½x5¼ hardcover [5/90] out of print/many used

book "The Seeing Stone" by Kevin Crossley-Holland [series? = after "A Book of Hours"]

http://www.amazon.com/Sword-Tree-Trophy-Chapter-Book/dp/0064421325/ [YA 2000]

"The Trials of Arthur: The Life and Times of A Modern Day King" [2003[
by Arthur Pendragon & Christopher J. Stone / Element / TrialsofArthurCJS.jpg

book "Black Horses For The King" by Anne McCaffrey 2004 /0152063781/

Waking Merlin YA novel by Tanya Landman  "Waking Merlin" [YA 2005] by Tanya Landman
Country girl Katrina Picket accidentally wakes Merlin and is taken to London to wake Arthur and his Knights to try and save England from a giant meteorite.
Walker Books 7½x5 pb [10/2006] out of print/used
Walker Books 7½x5 pb [4/2005] out of print/used
sequel "Merlin's Apprentice" [YA 2006] by Tanya Landman
Katrina Picket discovers that evil sorceress Morgan le Fay is working at her school, so she summons Merlin to help save the world from destruction.
Walker Books 7½x5 pb [10/2006] out of print/used
author's official website

Relics of The Dead / Grave Goods novel by Ariana Franklin  "Grave Goods: A Novel" (UK title "Relics of The Dead") [2009] by Ariana Franklin
Third of the 'Mistress of the Art of Death' historical mystery series; set in 1176 England: the abbey at Glastonbury has burnt down revealing bones that may be of King Arthur & Guinevere; hoping to quell resistance in Wales, King Henry II sends Adelia Aguilar to investigate.
Kindle Edition from Berkley/Penguin [3/2009] for $12.99
Berkley Trade 8¼x5 pb [3/2010] for $11.70
Penguin Canada mass pb [2010] out of print/used
Putnam Adult 9¼x6¼ hardcover [3/2009] out of print/100+ used

Muppet King Arthur graphic novel by Paul Benjamin  "Muppet King Arthur" [ages 9-12; 2010]
by Paul Benjamin, Illustrated by Patrick Storck & James Silvani

King Arthur (Kermit) and his Muppets of The Round Table seek the Holy Grail
BOOM! Studios 9x6¼ pb [7/2010] for $9.99

Magic Lantern's 'The Muppets' Page

Looking For The King novel by David C. Downing  "Looking For The King: An Inklings Novel" [2010] by David C. Downing
A young American doctoral candidate visits Oxford, England in 1940 to research Arthurian legends and meets a fellow American staying with her aunt; they discover evidence that the fabled Spear of Destiny, the lance that pierced the side of Christ on the cross, is hidden somewhere in England. While aided by members of the Inklings literary society (including C.S. Lewis & J.R R. Tolkien), the American pair are soon shadowed by powerful and secretive foes who seek the spear for their own evil purposes.
Kindle Edition from Ignatius Press [10/2010] for $10.93
Ignatius Press pb [2/2013] for $11.51
Ignatius Press 8x5½ hardcover [10/2010] out of print/used
Excalibur: The Legend of King Arthur graphic novel by Tony Lee & Sam Hart  
"Excalibur: The Legend of King Arthur" graphic novel
[ages 10 & up; 2011] by Tony Lee, Illustrated by Sam Hart

Candlewick Press 10½x7 pb [3/2011] for $9.22
Candlewick Press 10¾x7 hardcover [3/2011] for $14.95
Arthur fantasy novel by J.R. Rain  "Grail Quest: Arthur - A Fantasy Novel" [2011] by J.R. Rain
An American mystery novelist is plagued by dreams of Arthur and Merlin and Glastonbury, so he travels to England and finds the quaint little town embedded in mystical occurences, including the possible return of Arthur. First book of the planned "Grail Quest Trilogy"; the other books are "Merlin" and "Lancelot" • author's official website
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [4/2011] for $5.99
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [10/2014] for $8.99
King Arthur's Very Great Grandson children's book by Kenneth Kraegel  "King Arthur's Very Great Grandson" [ages 5 & up; 2012]
Written & illustrated by Kenneth Kraegel

Difficult to classify: Reviewers describe as Monty Python-style funny, with beautiful illustrations; the story has a six-year-old boy don armor and set out for adventure, encountering unexpected versions of a dragon, a cyclops, a griffin, and a leviathan. The age group should state 'for children & adults 5 & older'.
Candlewick 8¾x11 hardcover [7/2012] for $9.99

The Fall of Arthur book by J.R.R. Tolkien  "The Fall of Arthur" [2013] by J.R.R. Tolkien, Edited by Christopher Tolkien
J.R.R. Tolkien [1892–1973] halted work on this narrative poem in 1934 or 1937, and in 1955 stated his intention to complete it, but never did. Son Christopher has gathered the best version of the main text, and chapters, fragments, and notes from Tolkien's papers. Tolkien's choices from among Arthurian lore include Arthur’s expedition overseas into distant heathen lands, Guinevere’s flight from Camelot, the great sea-battle on Arthur’s return to Britain, a portrait of the traitor Mordred, the tormented doubts of Lancelot in his French castle, and the {unwritten} bitter ending of the love of Lancelot and Guinevere.
Kindle Edition from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt [5/2013] for $13.99
Mariner Books pb [5/2014] for $10.09
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 8½x5¾ hardcover [5/2013] for $18.81
HarperCollins hardcover slipcase edition [5/2013] orig $69.53 - out of print/used


Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court"
Spirit of America Bookstore's Mark Twain [1835-1910] Page
book entry at Wikipedia

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court 1889 comic novel by Mark Twain  "A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court" [1889] by Mark Twain
A supervisor at an American factory is hit in the head with a crowbar during a labor dispute and wakes up in ancient Camelot; sentenced to burn at the stake, he predicts a solar eclipse and becomes King Arthur's chief advisor, which makes him the enemy of the sorcerer Merlin.
Digireads 8¾x6 pb [1/2007] for $7.99
Penguin Classics 7½x5 pb [2/72] for $9.00
BookSurge Classics 7¾x5¼ pb [5/2009] for $10.95
Illustrated Edition by Trina Schart Hyman
HarperCollins 9¼x7 hardcover [11/88] out of print/SIGNED!

"A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court" [1921 silent] /tt0012067/
"A Connecticut Yankee" [1931] /tt0021759/
"A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court" [1949] /tt0041259/
"A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court" [1970 TV] /tt0756637/
"A Connecticut Rabbit In King Arthur's Court" [1978 cartoon] /tt0077365/
"A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court" [1989 TV] /tt0097104/
"A Young Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court" [1995] /tt0115030/

Howard Pyle's illustrated "Story of King Arthur"

The Story of King Arthur and His Knights illustrated novel by Howard Pyle  "The Story of King Arthur and His Knights" [1903 YA novel]
by Howard Pyle [1853-1911]

Signet Classics mass pb [9/2006] for $5.95
Sterling 8x6 hardcover [10/2005] for $9.95
Aladdin 9½x7 hardcover [3/84] for $24.50
Champions of The Round Table illustrated novel by Howard Pyle  "The Story of The Champions of The Round Table" [1905 YA novel]
by Howard Pyle

Dover Classics 9¼x6½ pb [6/68] for $10.16
Forgotten Books 9x6 pb [1/2008] for $10.28
BiblioLife 9¼x6½ hardcover [8/2008] for 27.99
Sir Launcelot and His Companions illustrated novel by Howard Pyle  "The Story of Sir Launcelot and His Companions" [1907 YA novel]
by Howard Pyle

Dover Classics 9¼x6½ pb [4/91] for $11.86
Atheneum 9½x7 hardcover [3/85] out of print/used
The Grail and The Passing of King Arthur illustrated novel by Howard Pyle  "The Story of The Grail and The Passing of Arthur" [1910 YA novel]
by Howard Pyle

Dover Classics 9¼x6½ pb [12/92] for $12.95
Atheneum 9½x7 hardcover [10/85] out of print/used
King Arthur & His Knights Retold from the Howard Pyle original for kids  "The Story of King Arthur & His Knights" [for ages 7-9; 2006]
Retold from the Howard Pyle original by Tania Zamorsky, Illustrated by Dan Andreasen, Afterword by Arthur Pober, EdD

Sterling Publng Co. 7¾x5½ hardcover [3/2006] for $6.95
King Arthur and The Round Table by Howard Pyle in Kindle format from Core Knowledge Foundation  "King Arthur: And The Round Table by Howard Pyle" for Kindle [2014] Adapted by Alice M. Hadfield, Illustrated by Howard Pyle, Introduction by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
Kindle Edition from Core Classics [2/2014] for $4.99

T.H. White's "The Once & Future King"

The Once & Future King novels by T.H. White  "The Once & Future King" [1958] by T.H. White [1906-64]
Published in four parts: "The Sword In The Stone" (1938), "The Queen of Air & Darkness" (1939), "The Ill-Made Knight" (1940), and "The Candle In The Wind (1958)
Ace mass pb [7/87] for $7.99
Ace Trade 9x6 pb [10/96] for $13.60
Putnam 8½x5¾ hardcover [8/58] for $17.79
book entry at Wikipedia
Book of Merlyn novel by T.H. White   "The Book of Merlyn: The Conclusion To The Once and Future King" [1977]
by T.H. White [1906-64]

White's fifth novel of Arthur and Camelot, found among his papers and published posthumously
Ace mass pb [7/87] for $7.99
Ace Trade 8x5 pb [10/99] out of print/used
Univ TX Press 8x5 pb [1/88] for $15.25
Univ TX Press 10x7 hardcover [9/77] out of print/many, many used
book entry at Wikipedia

Mary Stewart's Merlin Novels
IMDb listingWikipedia
Mary Stewart entry at Internet Speculative Fiction Database

Merlin of The Crystal Cave novel by Mary Stewart   "(Merlin of) The Crystal Cave" [1970]
As the bastard grandson of a king, Merlin is an object of both envy and ridicule; strange powers cause further estrangement, so he leaves to seek training in wizardry and returns only to become ensnared in the shifting politics of Vth Century Britain & Walesbook entry at Wikipedia
Harper/Eos 8x5½ pb [5/2003] for $10.49
Fawcett mass pb [1/82] out of print/100+ used
Fawcett mass pb [7/84] out of print/140+ used
William Morrow & Co. 8¼x5¾ hardcover [6/70] out of print/170+ used
Merlin of the Crystal Cave 1991 TV movie   "Merlin of The Crystal Cave" [BBC-TV Nov 1991]
Set in Vth Century Wales, with pagan Brits and Christian Romans vying for dominance.
Directed by Michael Darlow; teleplay by Steve Bescoby, based on Mary Stewart's novel; starring George Winter {as Merlin}, Sam Hails {as Arthur}, Roger Alborough, Robert Powell, Trevor Peacock, Benedick Blythe, John Phillips, Kim Thomson, Sam Dastor, Betty Marsden, Don Henderson, Mark Williams, Davyd Harries, Michael Shannon, Jon Finch, John Bennett, Emma Sutton
Fox color VHS [1998] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb
The Hollow Hills novel by Mary Stewart   "The Hollow Hills" [1973]
The sorcerer Merlin takes on the task of raising the young Arthur for kinghood, while outside forces try to prevent the boy's ascension to the thronebook entry at Wikipedia
Harper/Eos 8¼x5¼ pb [5/2003] for $11.99
Fawcett mass pb [7/84] out of print/170+ used
Fawcett mass pb [6/83] out of print/used
William Morrow & Co. 8½x5¾ hardcover [7/73] out of print/150+ used
The Last Enchantment novel by Mary Stewart  "The Last Enchantment" [1979]
Arthur becomes High King and works with Merlin to repel the Saxon threat and to found Camelot as the seat of government; Merlin trains a replacement wizard (the girl Ninianne) for Arthur, then retires to his cave in peacebook entry at Wikipedia
Harper/Eos 8x5¼ pb [5/2003] for $10.19
Fawcett mass pb [12/81] out of print/hundreds used
William Morrow & Co. 8½x5¾ hardcover [7/79] out of print/hundreds used
Mary Stewart's Merlin Trilogy omnibus book by Mary Stewart  "Mary Stewart's Merlin Trilogy" [1980]
William Morrow & Co. 9½x6½ hardcover [9/2004] for $19.79
William Morrow & Co. 8¼x6 hardcover [1980] out of print/used
The Wicked Day novel by Mary Stewart  "The Wicked Day" [1983]
Arthur's illegitimate son and nephew Mordred arrives at Camelot as prophesied, and becomes Arthur's trusted counsel; evil Queen Morgause conspires to gain the throne, leading son and father to battle to the deathbook entry at Wikipedia
Harper/Eos 8x5½ pb [5/2003] for $10.49
Fawcett mass pb [7/84] out of print/hundreds used
William Morrow & Co. 8¼x5¾ hardcover [10/83] out of print/hundreds used
The Prince and The Pilgrim novel by Mary Stewart  "The Prince and The Pilgrim" [1995]
Stand-alone story set during Arthur's reign: a prince of Wales sets off to Camelot to ask King Arthur for justice; sorceress Morgan LeFay convinces the lad to seek the Holy Grail (supposedly at Camelot) for her; but the prince meets a girl pilgrim and both of their lives are changedbook entry at Wikipedia
Hodder & Stoughton 7¾x5¼ pb [2/2012] out of print/used
Fawcett mass pb [3/97] out of print/70+ used
William Morrow & Co. 9¼x6¼ hardcover [1996] out of print/hundreds used

Marion Zimmer Bradley's Avalon Novels

The Mists of Avalon novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley  "The Mists of Avalon" [1980] by Marion Zimmer Bradley [1930-99]
A feminist reworking of the Arthurian legends, from the viewpoint of the women involved.
Ballantine Books 9¼x6 pb [5/87] for $12.24
Del Rey/Ballantine import pb [1984] out of print/many used
Del Rey 9¼x6½ hardcover [10/2000] for $19.80
book entry at Wikipedia
Mists of Avalon miniseries on DVD  "The Mists of Avalon" miniseries [T.N.T. July 2001]
3-episode TV miniseries – a 'soap opera' version of the Arthurian legend
Directed by Uli Edel; teleplay by Gavin Scott; starring Edward Atterton, Samantha Mathis, Michael Vartan, Anjelica Huston, Julianna Margulies, Joan Allen, Caroline Goodall, Michael Byrne, Hans Matheson & Mark Lewis Jones; nominated for 9 Emmy Awards (won 1)
Turner Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [12/2001] for $8.49
http://www.amazon.com/Mists-Avalon-Original-Television-Soundtrack/dp/B00005LNGY/
full credits from IMDbminiseries entry at Wikipediaofficial movie site

"The Forest House" [1993] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Forest_House

"Lady of Avalon" [1997] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_of_Avalon

"Priestess of Avalon" [2000] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priestess_of_Avalon

"Ancestors of Avalon" [2004] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancestors_of_Avalon
by Diana L. Paxson (based on an idea of Marion Zimmer Bradley)

"Ravens of Avalon" [2007] written by Diana L. Paxson
http://www.amazon.com/Marion-Zimmer-Bradleys-Ravens-Avalon/dp/B000YT9CY2/

"Sword of Avalon" [2009 novel] written by Diana L. Paxson
http://www.amazon.com/Marion-Zimmer-Bradleys-Sword-Avalon/dp/0451462920/

T.A. Barron's Merlin Novels
author's websiteWikipedia
Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes [est. 2001]

The Lost Years of Merlin epic
"The Lost Years of Merlin" [1996]
"The Seven Songs of Merlin" [1997]
"The Fires of Merlin" [1998]
"The Mirror of Merlin" [1999]
"The Wings of Merlin" [2000]

Merlin's Dragon trilogy
"Merlin's Dragon" [2008]
"Doomraga's Revenge" [2009]
"Ultimate Magic" [2010]

Bernard Cornwell's Arthur Novels
http://www.amazon.com/Winter-King-Arthur-Books/dp/0312156960/ by Bernard Cornwell
http://www.amazon.com/Enemy-God-Arthur-Books-2/dp/0312187149/ by Bernard Cornwell
http://www.amazon.com/Excalibur-Arthur-Books-Bernard-Cornwell/dp/0312206488/


Margaret Hodges [1911-2005]
http://www.amazon.com/Margaret-Hodges/e/B000AQ4S6Q/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Hodges
http://www.amazon.com/Kitchen-Knight-Tale-King-Arthur/dp/0823410633/
http://www.amazon.com/Merlin-Making-Booklist-Editors-Choice/dp/082341647X/
http://www.amazon.com/Knight-prisoner-Thomas-Malory-Arthur/dp/0374342695/


Richard H. Orndorff's Merlyn's Mind Novels
"Braided Dreams"
"Running Through: Book Two of The Merlyn's Mind Series"
"Merlyn's Mind: Book Three of The Merlyn's Mind Series" ISBN-13: 9780595481538


Rosemary Sutcliff [1920-92]
"Sword At Sunset" (1963)
"The Sword and The Circle: King Arthur & The Knights of The Round Table" (1979) /0140371494/
"The Light Beyond The Forest: The Quest For The Holy Grail" (1979) /0140371508/
"Road to Camlann: The Death of King Arthur" (1981) /0140371478/


Robert Treskillard
"Merlin's Blade" [Spring 2013]
"Merlin's Shadow" [Fall 2013]
"Merlin's Nightmare" [Spring 2014]

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King Arthur Collection in Kindle format from Maplewood Books  "King Arthur Collection" for Kindle [2014]
Kindle Edition from Maplewood Books [8/2014] for 99¢ {sic}
contains five books: "Sir Gawain and The Green Knight" narrative poem [XIVth Century]; "Le Morte d'Arthur" [orig 1485] by Sir Thomas Malory; "Idylls of The King" poem cycle [1856-85] by Alfred Lord Tennyson; "A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court" [1889] by Mark Twain; and "King Arthur and His Knights" [21 stories 1903] by Maude Radford Warren
King Arthur Top Five Collection in Kindle format from Amazon Digital Services  "King Arthur: Top Five Collection" for Kindle [2015]
416-page Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [2/2015] for 99c {sic}
contains five public domain books: "Le Morte d'Arthur" [orig 1485] by Sir Thomas Malory; "Idylls of The King" poem cycle [1856-85] by Alfred Lord Tennyson; "A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court" [1889] by Mark Twain; "King Arthur and His Knights of The Round Table" [1895] by Sir James Knowles; and "King Arthur and His Knights" [21 stories 1903] by Maude Radford Warren

Stageplays,  Motion Pictures  &  Other Media
King Arthur character credits at Internet Movie Database

'Knights of Yore' Film Festival at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

Cinema Arthuriana books edited by Kevin J. Harty  "Cinema Arthuriana: Twenty Essays" [Garland 1991]
Edited by Kevin J. Harty

McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [1/2010] for $47.45
McFarland & Co. 10x7¾ hardcover [8/2002] out of print/used
"King Arthur On Film: New Essays On Arthurian Cinema" [1999]
Edited by Kevin J. Harty

McFarland & Co. 9¼x6¼ library hardcover [7/99] out of print/used
Hollywood Heroes, Thirty Screen Legends book by David Hofstede  "Hollywood Heroes: Thirty Screen Legends From King Arthur To Zorro" [1994] by David Hofstede
Madison Books 9¼x6¼ hardcover [6/94] for $24.95
cinema & television legends covered include: Captain Kirk, Elliott Ness,
King Arthur & El Zorro
Arthurian Legends on Film and Television book by Bert Olton  "Arthurian Legends On Film and Television" [2000]
by Bert Olton

McFarland & Co. 9¾x7 illustrated pb [10/2008] for $35.00
McFarland & Co. 10¼x7¼ hardcover [4/2000] out of print/used
A Knight at the Movies / Medieval History on Film book by John Aberth  "A Knight At The Movies: Medieval History On Film" [2003]
by John Aberth

Routledge 8¾x6¼ pb [7/2003] for $26.95
Routledge 9½x5¾ hardcover [7/2003] for $110.00
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"King Arthur" was one of the triumphs of the 1691 theatrical season in London,
and this 'semi-opera' was one of the great achievements of Henry Purcell's career

"Launcelot and Elaine" Broadway stageplay [ran Sep-Oct 1921]
http://www.ibdb.com/Production/View/12638

"Camelot" hit Broadway musical [ran Dec 1960 to Jan 1963]
music by Frederick Loewe; book & lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
http://www.ibdb.com/Show/View/2369
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camelot_(musical)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camelot_(film)

"Sir Gawain and The Green Knight: The Opera" [1978] by composer Richard Blackford was commissioned
by the village of Blewbury, Oxfordshire; the libretto was written by children's novelist John Emlyn Edwards;
recorded by Decca between March and June 1979 and released on the 'ARGO' label in November 1979

"Gawain: The Opera" [1991] was adapted by Harrison Birtwistle from "Sir Gawain & The Green Knight"

"Spamalot" hit Broadway spoof from Monty Python [1,609 performances Feb 2005 to Jan 2009]
http://www.ibdb.com/Production/View/384262
won Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Direction (Mike Nichols), Best Actress (Sara Ramirez), 11 other noms; won Theatre World Award (actor Hank Azaria);
won Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding New Musical, Outstanding Lyrics (Eric Idle), Outstanding Costume Design, 9 other noms

"King Arthur" semi-opera by Henry Purcell [Opéra National de Montpellier 2009]
starring Hervé Niquet, João Fernandes, Marc Mauillon
http://www.amazon.com/Arthur-semi-opera-Purcell-National-Montpellier/dp/B002Y4Z5D2/

Documentary  Videos

"Ancient Mysteries: Camelot" [A&E Sept 1995]
hosted by Kathleen Turner /tt0817550/ /B0007WFUFQ/

Biography 1995 King Arthur film  "Biography: King Arthur, His Life and Legends" [A&E aired Sept 1995]
50-minute program co-produced & directed by Sue Hayes; hosted
by Jack Perkins; narrated by Mike Grady & John Shrapnel
A&E Home Video color DVD [4/2005] for $11.46
A&E Home Video color VHS [11/98] for $5.90
credits at IMDb
3-part Legend of King Arthur videos  "The Legend of King Arthur" on video [not listed at IMDb]
"In Search of King Arthur"
Kultur Video color VHS [3/2002] for $4.42
"In Search of Merlin"
Kultur Video color VHS [3/2002] for $14.53
"In Search of Camelot"
Kultur Video color VHS [3/2002] for $13.91
boxed set on DVD
Kultur Video color DVD set [11/2006] 3 disks for $31.46
King Arthur's Britain on DVD  "Britain A.D.: King Arthur's Britain" 3-episode miniseries [Sept 2004]
"[British] archeologist Dr. Francis Pryor traces the legend of King Arthur back to its ancient origins"
Co-produced & directed by Timothy Copestake • bare credits at IMDb
Acorn Media 147-minute widescreen color DVD [9/2005] for $26.99
"Britain A.D.: A Quest For Arthur, England and The Anglo-Saxons" [2006]
by Dr. Francis Pryor

HarperCollins UK 7½x5 pb [10/2006] for $12.37
HarperCollins UK 9¼x6½ hardcover [10/2006] out of print/used
Awaking Arthur video release of 2006  
"Awaking Arthur" on video [not listed at IMDb]
"Filmed on location in France, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England"
Monarch Films color DVD-R [11/2006] for $10.00
King Arthur and Medieval Britain on the History Channel  "King Arthur and Medieval Britain" [History Channel 2012]
315 minutes on 2 DVD disks, package not listed on IMDb; programs include "Ancient Mysteries: Camelot" [A&E Sept 1995] narrated by Kathleen Turner { credits at IMDb; "King Arthur: His Life & Legends" [Biography Sept 1995] {as above}; "Ancient Mysteries: Quest For The Holy Grail" [A&E Aug 1997] { credits at IMDb }; "History: Knights and Armor" [History Channel 2004?]; and "Quest For King Arthur" [History Channel June 2004] narrated by Patrick Stewart { credits at IMDb }
A&E Ent. color DVD [1/2012] 2 disks for $12.94
Time Team / The Real King Arthur episode  "The Real King Arthur" episode [Channel 4 Dec 2000]
of the "Time Team" archeology series [1994-2014]

The team visits many sites around England and Wales looking for evidence of an actual King Arthur personage . . . • 47-minute Season 8 Special 5; co-produced & hosted by Tony Robinson
episode credits at IMDbofficial series sitewatch full episode [47:02] online at YouTube
"Time Team Guide To The Archaeological Sites of Britain & Ireland" [2005]
Transworld Publrs 9½x7½ pb [5/2011] for $26.54
Channel 4 Books 10x8 hardcover [2005] out of print/used

Time Team / The Real Knights of The Round Table episode  "The Real Knights of The Round Table" episode [Channel 4 Feb 2008]
of the "Time Team" archeology series [1994-2014]

The team researches a 200-foot diameter building built by King Edward III at Windsor Castle in Feb-Nov 1344; construction was stopped due to war plans against France. Edward defeated the French at Cressy in 1346 & at Calais in 1347; he came home victoriuos and established 24 seats of The Order of The Knights of The Garter, which can be considered a realization of Arthur's Round Table.
48-minute Season 15 Special 35; co-produced & hosted by Tony Robinson
episode credits at IMDbofficial series sitewatch full episode [47:56] online at YouTube

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Dramatic / Narrative  Films
King Arthur character credits at Internet Movie Database

"Parsifal" silent masterpiece [1904]

"Knights of The Round Table" [1953] /tt0045966/
Directed by Richard Thorpe; starring Ava Gardner, Robert Taylor, Mel Ferrer, Anne Crawford

"Prince Valiant" feature film [1954] starring Robert Wagner & Janet Leigh /tt0047365/

"The Black Knight" [1954] starring Alan Ladd, Patricia Medina /tt0046786/

"Sword of Lancelot" [1963] with Brian Aherne & George Baker /tt0057547/
http://www.amazon.com/Sword-Lancelot-Brian-Aherne/dp/B00005A0QN/
http://www.amazon.com/Sword-Lancelot-Brian-Aherne/dp/B0009OL8NU/

"The Sword In The Stone" animated feature [Disney 1963] /tt0057546/

"Mr. Magoo's Literary Classics: King Arthur" [1964 cartoon]

"Camelot" musical [1967] based on hit Broadway play /tt0061439/
http://www.amazon.com/Camelot-Special-Richard-Harris/dp/6304712944/

"Arthur of The Britons" TV series
[Harlech TV, U.K. Dec 1972 - Nov 1973]
scrren shot of opening title for 'Arthur of The Britons' 1972 British TV series  Revisionist series that strips away the elaborate medieval view of Camelot, and presents Arthur as the chief of a small Celt tribe in Dark-Ages Britain, a century or two after the withdrawal of Rome; location filming in Stroud, Gloucestershire, U.K. 24 color episodes starring Oliver Tobias {as Arthur}, Michael Gothard, Jack Watson, Brian Blessed, Gila von Weiters-hausen, Georg Marischka, Meic Stevens, Michael Gambon, Rupert Davies & Clive Revill; music by Paul Lewis
full credits at IMDb • Region 1 DVD not available
"Arthur of The Britons" soundtrack album on audio CD [2013]
"title theme by Elmer Bernstein, incidental music & orchestration by Paul Lewis"
Silva Screen Records import soundtrack CD [8/2013] 34 tracks for $21.40

Bresson's "Lancelot du Lac" [1974] /tt0071737/

"Monty Python and The Holy Grail" [1975] /tt0071853/

"The Legend of King Arthur" [1979] /tt0404196/

"Excalibur" [Warner Bros. 1981]
full credits from IMDb
http://www.amazon.com/Excalibur-Nigel-Terry/dp/6305558167/
Blu-ray edition DUE March 2011 /B000Q66JXA/

"Sword of The Valiant" [1984] /tt0084750/

"Arthur The King" TV movie [CBS-TV April 1985]
Filmed in 1982, aired 1985; aka "Merlin and The Sword"; directed by Clive Donner;
starring Malcolm McDowell {as King Arthur}; full credits at IMDb

"Ginevra" [Germany 1992] /tt0104341/

"King Arthur and The Knights of Justice"
animated TV series [indep 1992-93]
King Arthur & the Knights of Justice animated TV series  Twenty-six animated 24-minute color episodes
Series created & co-produced by Jean Chalopin; featuring
voices of Andrew Kavadas, Scott McNeil, Jim Byrnes,
Kathleen Barr, Venus Terzo & Garry Chalk
Image Ent. color DVD [3/2010] 3 disks for $6.95
full credits at IMDb

"Guinevere" TV movie [1994] /tt0109956/
http://www.amazon.com/Guinevere-Brid-Brennan/dp/B000JMKJTG/

"First Knight" [1995] /tt0113071/ starring Sean Connery & Richard Gere
http://www.amazon.com/First-Knight-Sean-Connery/dp/0800141601/

"A Kid In King Arthur's Court"
[Trimark/Disney/Buena Vista Aug 1995]
A Kid In King Arthur's Court TV movie from Disney  Calvin is 14 years old and a player on the Knights baseball team; when Merlin casts a spell to find a knight to help King Arthur, Calvin is catapulted back to the Fifth Century. Directed by Michael Gottlieb; starring Thomas Ian Nicholas, Joss Ackland {as Arthur}, Art Malik, Paloma Baeza, Kate Winslet, Daniel Craig, David Tysall & Ron Moody {as Merlin}
Walt Disney Video color DVD [3/2003] for $11.99
Walt Disney Video color VHS [1/96] for $5.46
full credits at IMDb

"Dragonheart" [1996]

"Prince Valiant" [1997] /tt0119947/

"Kids of The Round Table"
[Téléfilm Canada July 1997 video release]
with Malcolm McDowell as Merlin; full credits at IMDb

"Merlin" [1998 TV] /tt0130414/
http://www.amazon.com/Merlin-Special-Sam-Neill/dp/B0002235PS/

"Quest For Camelot" animated feature [Warner Bros. 1998]
Played by Pierce Brosnan / Steve Perry tt0120800/
http://www.amazon.com/Quest-Camelot-Music-Motion-Picture/dp/B000005Z9T/

"A Knight In Camelot" [1998 TV]
portrayed by Michael York /tt0176892/

"Once Upon A Future King" [1999]

"Merlin: The Return" [1999] /tt0193318/

"Arthur's Quest" [1999 TV] /tt0155508/

"The Mists of Avalon" [2001 TV] /tt0244353/

"King Arthur" [Touchstone/Buena Vista July 2004]
poster for 'King Arthur' 2004 movie with red banner  
poster for 'King Arthur' 2004 movie with girl archer  
This 'demystified take' on the tale of King Arthur is considered a travesty by many Arthurian fans: The tale is moved to the Scottish border, near Hadrian's Wall, with a half-Roman named Artorius Castus fighting for freedom from invading Saxon armies. The common complaint is that the original myth of romance and destiny and chivalry is reduced to Sixth Century warmongering. ('Freedom' was not yet a concept in the Dark Ages, kings and peasants all struggled for mere survival back then.) Filmed in Ireland & Wales and at Pinewood Studios in U.K.; produced by Jerry Bruckheimer; directed by Antoine Fuqua; written by David Franzoni; music by Hans Zimmer; starring Clive Owen {as Arthur}, Ioan Gruffudd {as Lancelot}, Keira Knightley {as Guinevere}, Stephen Dillane {as Merlin}, Mads Mikkelsen {as Tristan}, Joel Edgerton {as Gawain}, Hugh Dancy {as Galahad}, Ray Winstone, Ray Stevenson, Stellan Skarsgård, Til Schweiger, Sean Gilder, Pat Kinevane, Ivano Marescotti, Ken Stott, Lorenzo De Angelis, Stefania Orsola Garello, Charlie Creed-Miles, John G. Brennan, David Murray; won Huabiao Film Award, 2 Irish Film & Television Awards
not available on Region 1 Blu-ray (2016)
142-minute Touchstone Home Ent. Director's Cut widescreen color DVD [12/2004] for $4.99
125-minute Touchstone Home Ent. color DVD rated PG-13 [12/2004] for $4.99
Cutting Edge Japan soundtrack CD [8/2004] for $34.82
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Merlin's Apprentice" [2006] /tt0463826/
http://www.amazon.com/Merlins-Apprentice-Sam-Neill/dp/B000E1YW2M/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merlin's_Apprentice

"Morgana" [2007 TV] /tt1095190/

"Merlin and The War of The Dragons" [2008 video] /tt1294699/

"Pendragon: Sword of His Father" [2008] /tt1347280/

"Merlin" TV series [B.B.C./N.B.C./SyFy Channel April 2010]
starring Colin Morgan, Bradley James, Anthony Head, Richard Wilson, Katie McGrath & Angel Coulby
26 episodes aired on B.B.C. One 2008-2009; Season 5 of 13 episodes ended May 2013
NBC-TV aired the first season during Summer 2009
series credits at IMDbB.B.C. official siteN.B.C. official siteSyFy official site

Merlin B.B.C. Complete First Season on DVD  "Merlin: The Complete First Season" [2010]
13 episodes on 4 disks; the fifth disk includes 3 featurettes, 'video diaries', photo gallery & wallpapers
B.B.C. Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD [4/2010] 5 disks for $21.30
"Merlin: The Complete Second Season" [2011]
13 episodes on 4 disks; the fifth disk includes 2 featurettes, commentaries, photo gallery & wallpapers
B.B.C. Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD [1/2011] 5 disks for $32.72
"Merlin: The Complete Third Season" [2012]
B.B.C. Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD [12/2012] 5 disks for $26.99
"Merlin: The Complete Fourth Season" [2013]
B.B.C. Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD [1/2013] 4 disks for $26.99
"Merlin: The Complete Fifth Season" [2013]
B.B.C. Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD [4/2013] 4 disks for $26.99

"Gawain" TV movie [Idyll Films U.K. 2010?]
Co-produced, written & directed by Robert Spindler; no longer listed at IMDb

"Merlin and The Book of Beasts" (TV 2010) /tt1320346/

"Camelot" cable mini-series [Starz broadcast Feb-June 2011]
Starz cable period mini-series "Camelotquot;  10-episode period cable mini-series based on Thomas Malory’s “Le Morte d’Arthur”; produced by Graham King, Morgan O’Sullivan & Michael Hirst; cast includes Jamie Campbell Bower {as Arthur}, Tamsin Egerton {as Guinevere}, Joseph Fiennes {as Merlin}, Eva Green {as the sorceress Morgana}
Complete First Season: Starz widescreen color Blu-ray [9/2011] 3 disks for $27.48
Complete First Season: Starz widescreen color DVD [9/2011] 3 disks for $20.19
series credits at IMDbview the trailer onlineofficial movie site

"Pendragon" feature film [shelved]
Announced in 2010: director Sylvain White, script by Lee Shipman & Brian McGreevy; no longer listed on IMDb

"Excalibur" feature film [shelved]
Announced 3/2010 by Atlas Entertainment, with producer-director Guy Ritchie &
screenwriters John Hodge & Warren Ellis • shelved indefinitely (2012)

"Excalibur" remake of the 1981 film [shelved]
Announced in 2009 by producer-director Bryan Singer, with executive producer John Boorman
attached • shelved indefinitely (10/2011)

Announced 3/2010: Troika Pictures purchased the movie rights to John Steinbeck’s "The Acts of King Arthur
and His Noble Knights" [1976]; the proposed "Heart of A Knight" film will be produced by Robert L. Stein
& Michael A. Helfant, with Jennifer Lee adapting the screenplay • latest info at IMDb

Announced 11/2010: Working Title Films of U.K. purchased a script by Jay Basu that brings
legendary wizard Merlin into a contemporary setting • still no entry at IMDb {2016)(May 2011)

Announced 5/2011: Warner Bros. has assigned newcomer Ed Whitworth to adapt "The Lost Years of Merlin",
the first of the 5-book fantasy series by T.A. Barron; Donald De Line is producing • no entry yet at IMDb

"Knights of The Roundtable: King Arthur" [Warner Bros. release March 2017?]  
Announced 6/2011: Warner Bros. won the bidding war for spec script "Arthur & Lancelot" written by David Dobkin, who is also attached to direct, and will co-produce along with Jeff Kleeman & Lionel Wigram. ADDED 10/2011: Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman will star as Lancelot (Arthur not yet cast). ADDED 1/2012: Warner took the film off its release schedule; BACK 3/2012: with Kinnaman out and Colin Farrell & Kit Harington in; THEN 'put on the fast track' for 2013 release. ADDED 3/2016: name changed, credits now list producers Bruce Berman, Akiva Goldsman, Guy Ritchie, Tory Tunnell, Lionel Wigram, and others; director Guy Ritchie, screenplay by Joby Harold, actors Charlie Hunnam {as King Arthur}, Jude Law {as Vortigern}, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey {as Guinevere}, Rob Knighton {as Mordred} • latest info at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

Works  About  The  King Arthur  Myth

The Real Camelot book by John Darrah   "The Real Camelot: Paganism and The Arthurian Romances" [1914]
by John Darrah

Thames and Hudson 8¾x5¾ hardcover [8/81] out of print/60+ used
Dorset Press 8½x5¾ hardcover [8/81] out of print/many used
Hidden Treasure of Glaston YA novel by Eleanore M. Jewett  "The Hidden Treasure of Glaston" [YA novel 1946] by Eleanore M. Jewett
I read this as a kid [TAB edition 1955]; already knew the basic King Arthur tales, but was quite surprised at the unknown-to-me background of the legends of Avalon, Glastonbury Abbey, the Chalice, and Joseph of Arimathea; book won the Newberry Medal
the recent BB editions are illustrated by Frederick T. Chapman
Kindle Edition from Bethlehem Books [2000 edition] for $4.95
Bethlehem Books 8¼x5½ pb [5/2000] for $15.02
Bethlehem Books 8¾x5¾ library hardcover [6/2007] for $23.95
Scholastic Book Services mass pb [1963] out of print/used

"King Arthur's Avalon: The Story of Glastonbury" [Collins, 1957] by Geoffrey Ashe

Arthur of Albion / Arthurian Literature book by Richard W. Barber  "Arthur of Albion: An Introduction To The Arthurian Literature and Legends of England" [1961] by Richard W. Barber, Foreword by David Jones
Barrie & Rockliff hardcover [1961] out of print/used

"King Arthur In Fact and Legend" [T. Nelson, 1971] by Geoffrey Ashe

The Discovery of King Arthur book by Geoffrey Ashe  
"The Discovery of King Arthur" [1985]
by Geoffrey Ashe 'in association with Debrett's Peerage'

History Press 7½x5 pb [8/2005] out of print/used
Holt 9x6 pb [1/87] out of print/many, many used
Anchor Books 9½x6½ hardcover [2/85] out of print/hundreds used

"King Arthur" [6/1986] by Norma Lorre Goodrich
http://www.amazon.com/King-Arthur-Norma-Lorre-Goodrich/dp/0060971827/ [1/1989]
http://www.amazon.com/King-Arthur-Norma-Lorre-Goodrich/dp/0531097013/ [6/1986]

"Merlin" [11/1987] by Norma Lorre Goodrich
http://www.amazon.com/Merlin-Norma-Lorre-Goodrich/dp/0060971835/ [1/1989]
http://www.amazon.com/Merlin-Norma-Lorre-Goodrich/dp/0531150607/ [11/1987]

"The Arthurian Handbook" [Garland, 1988] by Geoffrey Ashe, with Norris Lacy
http://www.amazon.com/Arthurian-Handbook-Second-Norris-Lacy/dp/0815320817/

"King Arthur: The Dream of A Golden Age" [Thames & Hudson, 5/1990] by Geoffrey Ashe
http://www.amazon.com/King-Arthur-Dream-Golden-Imagination/dp/0500810354/

"Arthur and The Lost Kingdoms" [8/1999] by Alistair Moffat
http://www.amazon.com/Arthur-Lost-Kingdoms-Alistair-Moffat-ebook/dp/B009YPJPNK/
http://www.amazon.com/Arthur-Lost-Kingdoms-Alistair-Moffat/dp/1780270798/
http://www.amazon.com/Arthur-Lost-Kingdoms-Alistair-Moffat/dp/029764324X/

Worlds of Arthur book by Fran Doel, Geoff Doel, Terry Lloyd  "Worlds of Arthur: King Arthur In History, Legend & Culture" [1999]
by Fran & Geoff Doel and Terry Lloyd

Tempus Publrs Ltd 7¾x5 pb [3/2005] out of print/used
Tempus Publrs Ltd 9¼x6½ hardcover [1999] out of print/used
World of King Arthur and His Court YA book by Kevin Crossley-Holland  "The World of King Arthur and His Court: People, Places, Legend & Lore"
[ages 9-12; 1999] by Kevin Crossley-Holland, Illustrated by Peter Maloney

Dutton Juvenile 10¼x7½ pb [8/2004] for $14.99
Dutton Juvenile 10¾x8 hardcover [10/99] out of print/used
Myth and National Identity book by Stephanie Barczewski  "Myth and National Identity In Nineteenth-Century Britain: The Legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood" [2000] by Stephanie Barczewski
Oxford Univ Press 8½x5¾ hardcover [4/2000] for $150.00
Merlin The Prophet book by Geoffrey Ashe   "Merlin: The Prophet & His History" [2001]
by Geoffrey Ashe

Wessex Books 9½x6½ pb [4/2001] out of print/used
Sutton Publng 8x6 hardcover [2/2007] out of print/used
Dictionary of King Arthur's Knights YA book by Pamela Ryan  "A Dictionary of King Arthur's Knights: Beyond Lancelot, Tristam & Galahad,
Uncloaking The Mystery of Arthur's Noblemen, Knights & Dauntless Warriors"
[grade 7 & up; 2001] by Pamela Ryan

includes some illustrations by N.C. Wyeth & Howard Pyle
Nautical & Aviation Publng 9x6 hardcover [9/2001] for $26.95

"The Age of Arthur: A History of The British Isles from 350 to 650" [2001]
by John Morris hc=/068413313X/ pb=/1842124773/

'Arthur, Rex Eternus' book by Alex Ness & Trent Westbrook  "Arthur, Rex Eternus" [2011] Poems by Alex Ness, Short Story by Josh Brown, Illustrations by Trent Westbrook
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [3/2011] for $2.99
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [3/2011] for $9.99

http://www.amazon.com/Age-Tyrants-Britain-Britons-D/dp/0271017805/
http://www.amazon.com/Arthurs-Garland-Reference-Library-Humanities/dp/0815325002/
http://www.amazon.com/Companion-Arthurian-Literature-Blackwell-Companions/dp/1405157895/
http://www.amazon.com/Merlin-Casebook-Arthurian-Characters-Themes/dp/081530658X/
http://www.amazon.com/Merlin-Knowledge-Power-Through-Ages/dp/0801443652/
http://www.amazon.com/New-Arthurian-Encyclopedia-Paperback-Humanities/dp/0815323034/
http://www.amazon.com/Oxford-Arthurian-Literature-Paperback-Reference/dp/019921509X/
http://www.amazon.com/World-King-Arthur-Christopher-Snyder/dp/0500051046/

King Arthur, Dark Age Warrior & Mythic Hero YA book by John Matthews  "King Arthur, Dark Age Warrior and Mythic Hero" [YA; 2004]
by John Matthews
• contains 120 color and black-and-white images
Rosen Publng Group 11½x9¼ library hardcover [1/2008] for $43.60
Gramercy 11x9¼ hardcover [8/2004] out of print/50+ used
Carlton Books Ltd. 11½x9½ hardcover [8/2004] out of print/60+ used

"Edward III's Round Table At Windsor: The House of The Round Table and The Windsor Festival of 1344" [5/2007]
by Julian Munby, Richard Barber & Richard Brown
http://www.amazon.com/Edward-IIIs-Round-Table-Windsor/dp/1843833913/
http://www.amazon.com/Edward-IIIs-Round-Table-Windsor/dp/1843833131/

Arthur of Albion children's book by John Matthews   "Arthur of Albion" [ages 8 & up; 2008]
by John Matthews, Illustrated by Pavel Tatarnikov

Barefoot Books 8x6¼ pb [10/2010] for $12.99
Barefoot Books 11¼x10 hardcover [9/2008] for $24.99
Barefoot Books 11¼x10 hardcover [9/2008] out of print/used
Barefoot Books 11¼x10 hardcover [9/2008] out of print/used
Damosel, the Lady of the Lake YA book by Stephanie Spinner  "Damosel: In Which The Lady of The Lake Renders A Frank and Often Startling Account of Her Wondrous Life and Times" [ages 12 & up; 2008]
by Stephanie Spinner

Kindle Edition from Knopf BFYR [10/2008] for $7.99
Knopf Books for Young Readers 8x5½ pb [8/2010] for $7.87
Knopf Books for Young Readers 8¼x6 hardcover [10/2008] out of print/70+ used
Finding Camlann novel by Sean Pidgeon  "Finding Camlann: A Novel" [2013] by Sean Pidgeon
The legends tell us that Camlann is where King Arthur fought and died, run through by his enemy Mordred's sword – but no one is sure where Camlann is; a dramatic archaeological find at Stonehenge and the rediscovery of an old Welsh battle poem buried among the manuscripts of the Bodleian Library open up new possibilities in Arthurian scholarship for archaeologist Donald Gladstone, and beguiling linguist Julia Llewellyn opens up other possibilities as well.
Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton & Co. [1/2013] for $10.39
W.W. Norton & Co. 9¼x6 hardcover [1/2013] for $16.38
author's official websitewatch official book promo [1:22] at YouTube


L i n k s
King Arthur Portal at Wikipedia
The Camelot Project at Robbins Library, University of Rochester in New York
The Camelot Research Committee existed in the 1960s & 1970s in U.K.
Centre de l'Imaginaire Arthurien [est. 1988] in Brittany, France

RG's Arthurian Legend fansite [est. 2004]
NC's King Arthur & The Knights of The Round Table fansite [est. 2001]
King Arthur [dot] com website [est. 2004] based in Blue Bell, PA

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Geographic  Links
Cadbury Castle in Somerset, U.K.
ruins of XIIIth Century Castle Tintagel
Glastonbury, Somerset, U.K.
round table replica hangs in the Great Hall at Winchester; built by Edward I in 1290, repainted by Henry VIII

Castle Camelot theme park in Lancashire, U.K. [closed 2012]
The King Arthur Freehouse Pub, 31-33 Benedict Street in Glastonbury, Somerset, U.K.
The King Arthur Hotel - Higher Green, Reynoldston, Gower, Swansea, U.K.
King Arthur's Steakhouse & Brewery, 7 W. Bridge Street in Oswego, New York { closed }

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King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion cookbook  
logo of King Arthur Flour Co. [est. 1790]  
King Arthur Flour Company [est. 1790] entry at Wikipedia
"The King Arthur Flour 200th Anniversary Cookbook" [1992]

Countryman Press 8½x7 pb [9/92] for $16.50
"The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion: The All-Purpose
Baking Cookbook" [2003]

Countryman Press 10x8¼x2½" {3.5 pounds!} hardcover [9/2003] for $23.10
"The King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion: The Essential
Cookie Cookbook" [2004]

Countryman Press 10x8x2" hardcover [11/2004] for $23.10
"Images of America: The King Arthur Flour Company" [2004]
by David A. Anderson, Foreword by Frank Sands

Arcadia Publng 9x6¼ pb [11/2004] for $21.99


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