King Arthur

Standard Name: Arthur, King


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Intertextuality and Influence Mary Stewart
Having always wanted to write a historical novel, MS later recalled that the idea for The Crystal Cave came from a story in an early history of King Arthur : Geoffrey of Monmouth 's twelfth-century...
Literary responses Rosemary Sutcliff
The TLS review commented, as had earlier ones, on the rapid, impressive improvement in RS 's work; it felt she was well on her way to becoming a writer for adults rather than for children...
Author summary Mary Stewart
MS , who began publishing in the mid 1950s, won great success as an author of popular romance thrillers (a genre whose invention her Guardian obituary chalks up to her)
Hore, Rachel. “Mary Stewart obituary”.
and of Arthurian historical novels...
Publishing Elizabeth Jenkins
EJ 's The Mystery of King Arthur was advertised in July as to be published on this date.
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012].
3829 (25 July 1975): 836
Textual Production Antonia Fraser
Antonia Pakenham (later AF ) published her earliest book, the children's history King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, written at the behest of her publisher employer.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
Textual Production Mary Stewart
MS published The Crystal Cave, the first of her Merlin series of three historical novels and of a total of five Arthurian books.
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012].
3569 (23 July 1970): 833
Textual Production Mary Stewart
MS published the second of her Arthurian historical novels, The Hollow Hills.
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012].
3707 (23 March 1973): 314
Textual Production Mary Stewart
MS published her third book in the Merlin series of Arthurian historical novels, The Last Enchantment.
New York Times. New York Times Company.
(5 August 1979): BR 6
Textual Production Mary Stewart
MS published The Wicked Day, the fourth in her Arthurian historical-novel or fantasy series, with Mordred as the central character.
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012].
4202 (14 October 1983): 1109
Textual Production Rosemary Sutcliff
RS chose the England of King Arthur for an adult novel entitled Sword at Sunset, which her new publishers, Hodder and Stoughton , advertised as her greatest novel.
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012].
3200 (28 June 1963): 469
Textual Production Rosemary Sutcliff
In 1979-81 RS published a trilogy of books, The Sword and the Circle, The Light Beyond the Forest, and The Road to Camlann, which were subsequently re-issued together as The King Arthur...


About 1136
The obscure figure known as Geoffrey of Monmouth , who was probably Bishop of St Asaph (though many other roles have been assigned him), finished writing his History of the Kings of Britain, or...
By 3 March 1470
Sir Thomas Malory , a political prisoner in London, most probably in the Tower, finished compiling and writing his collection of legendaryArthurian romances, Le Morte d'Arthur.
31 July 1485
Fourteen years after the death of the author, Sir Thomas Malory , a printer who was probably William Caxton dated his edition of Le Morte d'Arthur, the most famous English collection of Arthurian romances...
Under the name of Mrs T. K. Hervey, Eleanora Louisa Hervey published The Feasts of Camelot, with the Tales that were Told There.