The authors survey the course of Arthurian literature from 1800 to the present day, and give an account of all the major English and American contributions. Some of the works are well known. The Arthurian of the Pre-Raphaelites are discussed at length, Novels on Arthurian themes are given their due place, from the satirical scenes of Thomas Love Peacock's 'The Misfortunes of
Elphin' and Mark Twain's 'A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court', to T.H. White's serio-comic 'The Once and Future King', and the many recent novelists who have turned away from the archival Arthur to depict him as a Dark Age ruler. This book includes a complete bibliography of all British and American creative writing relating to the Arthurian legends from 1800. 242 x 162mm., pp. 8 (preliminaries), 382, appendix, Author index to Chronological List, index. Hard cover in dust jacket. Contents, no inscriptions,; dust jacket. price clipped, slight wear top spine. NEAR FINE.