I received this in the mail on 12/29 from busybooklover in CA ... as part of a multi-book trade.
c. 1993 -- 189 pages + Glossary -- Hardcover -- Classic
Back Cover: "Chronicles of King Arthur" is a splendidly detailed tapestry and reference for Arthurian enthusiasts. Read again, in the voices of the original medieval authors, those tales of Arthur and Merlin, Queen Guinevere and Isolde, the Knights of the Round Table, the Quest for the Holy Grail, codes of chivalry, troubadours, medieval tournaments, and much more. Live once again in the land of heroes, heroines, and legend.
Book Jacket: The legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table has held readers spellbound for some 800 years. It is the essence of romance: a mythical world of heroes and noble deeds, of chivalry and magic, of quests for love and honor. Yet it is a world containing the seeds of its own destruction.
In "Chronicles of King Arthur," Andrea Hopkins brings to life the great medieval story-cycle known as the Matter of Britain, drawing on the romance masterpieces of such writers as Geoffrey of Monmouth, Sir Thomas Malory, and Chretien de Troyes. She recounts the myths of Arthur and his knights in the authentic voices of the medieval authors.
Brimming with art from illuminated manuscripts, woodcuts, paintings, and sculptures, supported by boxed essays focusing on the archetypal historical literary, and legendary background, "Chronicles of King Arthur" is a rich tapestry of language and imagery, a delight for anyone who again wants to read these great captivating myths of the Western world.
... on my TBR pile.