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ISBN: 0370303873
Author: Shirley Felts,Rosemary Sutcliff
Language: English
Publisher: Bodley Head Children's Books; 1st.ed. edition (February 1981)
Pages: 256
Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Politics
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 640
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Retells the adventures of King Arthur, Queen Guenevere, Sir Lancelot, and the other knights of the Round Table. I love Rosemary Sutcliff so much, so it felt simply perfect to be introduced to the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table by her writing.

Retells the adventures of King Arthur, Queen Guenevere, Sir Lancelot, and the other knights of the Round Table. I can't wait to finish the trilogy and dig into more Arthurnian legends (Looking at you, "Pendragon's Heir"!). but this was beautiful, and heartbreaking, and the stories were rich and moving.

Young Arthur Pendragon became High King of England the instant he pulled the mysterious sword from within the stone

Young Arthur Pendragon became High King of England the instant he pulled the mysterious sword from within the stone. He unlocked the magic within the sword Excalibur. Rosemary Sutcliff wrote more than 40 historical novels for young adults-including The Eagle of the Ninth, The Silver Branch, The Lantern Bearers, The Sword and the Circle, and Black Ships Before Troy-five adult novels, and several books of nonfiction.

The Sword and the Circle, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is a children's novel written by Rosemary Sutcliff and was first published in 1981. The story is a retelling of the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.

A retelling of the adventures and exploits of King Arthur and his knights at the court of Camelot and elsewhere in the land of theĀ . Rosemary Sutcliff, December 14, 1920 - July 23, 1992 Rosemary Sutcliff was on December 14, 1920 in East Clandon in Surrey.

A retelling of the adventures and exploits of King Arthur and his knights at the court of Camelot and elsewhere in the land of the Britons. Her father was in the Navy and her mother was a homemaker. As a child she had Stills Disease, a form of juvenile arthritis. The effect of this led to many stays in hospital for painful remedial operations. Due to her fathers postings she moved frequently, living in Malta, Streatham, London, Chatham Dockyard, Sheerness Dockyard and North Devon. Sutcliff did not learn to read until the age of nine.

The Sword and the Circle: King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is a novel for children published in 1981 by the Bodley Head, with decorations by Shirley Felts. It is the first part of a trilogy retelling the legends of King Arthur, followed by The Light Beyond the Forest (1979) and The Road to Camlann (1981). The three are often published together in an omnibus volume.

He unlocked the magic within the sword Excalibur, and won the heart of. .Read as a myth, the book is enjoyable. I could not enjoy it very much due to the prevalence of magical occurences.

He unlocked the magic within the sword Excalibur, and won the heart of the Lady Guenever. Rosemary Sutliff acknowledges in the preface of the book that this story really is a myth, albeit a myth built around a real person.

PART ONE The Sword and the Circle. 1. The Coming of Arthur. King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. 2. The Sword in the Stone. 3. The Sword from the Lake. 5. The Ship, the Mantle and the Hawthorn Tree. 6. Sir Lancelot of the Lake. 7. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. 8. Beaumains, the Kitchen Knight. 9. Lancelot and Elaine. 10. Tristan and Iseult. Rosemary Sutcliff was a keen believer that books should not patronise children or over-simplify the story. Also by rosemary sutcliff.

A retelling of the classic Arthurian legend follows the adventures of the boy who became a king, his councillor Merlin, his beloved Guinivere, and the Knights o.Book in the Legends of King Arthur Series). by Rosemary Sutcliff. Select Format: Hardcover.

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A retelling of the adventures and exploits of King Arthur and his knights at the court of Camelot and elsewhere in the land of the Britons.

Comments:

Qusserel
Well we needed this for an in-depth literature class, and the book itself is fine, it's just that the printing of the cover went haywire, so part of the top is cut off and the bottom has a white area- like it was shifted up during printing.
Bundis
Rosemary Sutcliff does a good job of telling the individual stories of Arthur's knights in this classic Arthurian legend. The book begins when Arthur is not yet born and ends when he and his knights embark on their infamous "Quest for the Holy Grail." It tells how Arthur came to be king and how he inherited the round table and also how the knights came to sit in their places at the table.It also includes stories like Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Lancelot and Elaine, Geraint and Enid, and The Coming of Percival. Most of the book tells of the individual stories and quests, like the ones I just mentioned, of Arthur's knights as they fight against evil knights and scoundrels. Sutcliff's ability to hold the reader's attention is generallly superb, except in several passages in which she rambles on while describing a scene. The individual stories, which make up the majority of and are found in the middle of the book, are generally very interesting and well told.The beginning of the book, before Arthur's birth,was not as interesting but it was not completely boring either. This book is mainly for elementary and middle schoolers and I would not recommend it to someone who is looking for an in depth Arthurian legend. It is perfect, however, for someone who is just learning about Arthur and his knights or for a person who might already know the stories, but might just want a good book to read.I give it three stars because even though it is a good book,there are better ones out there, especially since parts of the book - the beginning and the descriptions especially - were a little dull and uninteresting. As a thirteen year old who knew the stories before I read the book, I found the book to be okay - but it is a very good book to learn the Arthurian legends from.
Datrim
The recreation of ancient cultures serves as a favorite vehicle
for Rosemary Sutcliff, who has portrayed the ancient Celts and Romans in Britain. In this YA book she has swept away the mists of Avalon, thus allowing her readers the delightful privilege of observing the gradual creation of Arthuriana. Drawing upon an eclectic source base for inspiration she weaves a tapestry which mesmerizes those who admired the Golden Age which briefly flowered between the Rome and the true Dark Ages.

Our favorite heroes move and breathe once more as the ancient
tales are spun out to their inevitable conclusion. Less a cohesive novel with clearly-defined plot and character development, this book is more an anthology with overlapping characters and dreams or goals, centered around Arthur's immortal, chivalric brotherhood. Once again we admire
Merlin, Arthur, Guinivere, Lancelot, Tristan, Percival, Sir Gawain,
the kitchen Knight and others from medieval leis. Their ladies remind us
of the strict rules of Courtly Love. These various protagonists have their turn in the spotlight of adventure: both militant and amorous. They must joust with their enemies, mortal and otherwise, or even worse: wrestle with their own private passions, fears and prophecies.

Pervading these dozen stories is the universal theme of Magic:
the dark variety as wielded by Arthur's arch enemy, his half-sister, Morgan la Fey; and the White magic of Merlin and the lady Nimue. The ultimate destruction of Camelot by Mordred is merely hinted at, but enchantments of various kinds cause many valiant knights to stumble into sin, regardless of the fact that the dire consequences are not immediately manifest. Time and again this evil half-sister lurks in the background, weaving her dark arts to cause Arthur's ruin. When she is unable to attack him directly, she uses unwitting mortals to work her implacable will. Fortunately in this collection she only succeeds sporadically, temporarily, but the shadow of of her destruction haunts Arthur throughout his reign.

In addition to the obvious forces of Good and Evil Sutcliff presents mystic elements: the coming of Excalibur, Merlin's final rest beneath the hawthorn tree, the Table Round with its Chairs which are magically emblazoned in gold lettering, as new champions emerge from legend to join the famed brotherhood. Yet perhaps an even greater force of magic, if you will, is demonstrated by the odyssey of the human heart.
Philosophically recognizing that the heart chooses where it will--
regardless of social mores and common sense--Sutliff's lovers are plagued with poor timing, faulty judgment, as well as magical potions or spells working against them. These famous pairs inevitably succumb to their forbidden or unbidden passions--few with happy results. Sutcliff's style immediately engages our compassion and concern for their success, although we understand full well the contradictory moral implications.

Perhaps relying on readers' familiarity with movie and musical versions of CAMELOT, the author chose not to conclude her Arthurian saga with the violent desecration of the Table Round as a result of the famous romantic triangle and ensuing civil war. Instead she leaves us the
gentle, joyous legacy of the Shining Time, which has captured the imagination of people the world over for centuries. Fantasy, Dream or wishful Fiction: let the mists swirl as Excalibur rising from the Lake, and may mankind take heart in the glories of Britain's Past.

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