Pre-Raphaelite Inspired Reading Project

Let’s extend our Le Morte D’Arthur reading, shall we?

I’ve heard from several fellow readers who are still immersed in the August selection.  Not to worry, I say.  The beauty of starting a reading project?  You can always tweak it.  I propose that we extend Le Morte D’Arthur into the month of September.

For those of you who have difficulty with the text or have lost interest, you can give an adapted version a chance.  Or perhaps T.H. White’s The Once and Future King?  If you read another adaptation, let me know if you like it.  I’d like to pass it on to others.

You may want to visit, which has a nice overview of Le Morte.

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  • Lorraine

    Hi Stephanie 🙂
    Having been a huge fan and collector of Arthurian texts for many years, I thought I would add one of my favourite series to your recommended reading list: They are the books by Mary Stewart: The Crystal Cave, The Hollow Hills, The Last Enchantment and The Wicked Day.
    Another favourite is Pendragon by Catherine Christian.

    I think the very first text I read was The Once And Future King which I loved and then years later was excited to find “The Book of Merlyn” also by T.H. White which is the conclusion of The Once and Future King, but it was published separately and posthumously.

    Here are some other titles from my shelves:

    The Romance of Arthur, New, Expanded Edition: An Anthology of Medieval Texts in Translation (Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, Vol 1267)
    by James J. Wilhelm

    The History of the Kings of Britain (Penguin Classics)
    by Geoffrey of Monmouth

    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo (Paperback)
    by Unknown

    The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights
    by John Steinbeck

    The Mabinogion
    by Anonymous

    The Quest of the Holy Grail (Penguin Classics)
    by Anonymous

    The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (Signet Classics)
    by Howard Pyle

    The Story of Sir Launcelot and His Companions The Story of Sir Launcelot and His Companions
    by Howard Pyle

    King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table (Puffin Classics)
    by Roger Lancelyn Green

    The Winter King (The Arthur Books, series)
    by Bernard Cornwell

    The Pendragon Cycle
    by Stephen R. Lawhead

    The Dark Is Rising Sequence (Books #1-5)
    by Susan Cooper

    Arthur’s Britain (Classic History) Arthur’s Britain (Classic History)
    By South Cadbury (Is That Camelot?) by Leslie Alcock

    *All books written by Geoffrey Ashe

    King Arthur’s Britain: A Photographic Odyssey
    by John Matthews (including his other Arthurian fiction novels)

    The Arthurian Book of Days: The Greatest Legend in the World Retold Throughout the Year The Arthurian Book of Days: The Greatest Legend in the World Retold Throughout the Year
    by Caitlín Matthews

    That will do for now!
    Enjoy the magic and mystery of the Arthurian world 😉
    L xox

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