The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights

The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights

John Steinbeck Chase Horton Christopher Paolini / Sep 17, 2019

The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights Steinbeck s only work of fantasy literature in a deluxe edition with a foreword by Christopher Paolini New York Times bestselling author of Eragon Eldest and Brisingr Malory s Le Morte d Arthur was

  • Title: The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights
  • Author: John Steinbeck Chase Horton Christopher Paolini
  • ISBN: 9780143105459
  • Page: 492
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  • Steinbeck s only work of fantasy literature in a deluxe edition with a foreword by Christopher Paolini, New York Times bestselling author of Eragon, Eldest and Brisingr Malory s Le Morte d Arthur was the first book that John Steinbeck truly enjoyed reading as a child Fascinated by Arthurian tales of adventure, knighthood, honor and friendship, in addition to the challeSteinbeck s only work of fantasy literature in a deluxe edition with a foreword by Christopher Paolini, New York Times bestselling author of Eragon, Eldest and Brisingr Malory s Le Morte d Arthur was the first book that John Steinbeck truly enjoyed reading as a child Fascinated by Arthurian tales of adventure, knighthood, honor and friendship, in addition to the challenging nuances of the original Anglo Saxon language, Steinbeck set out to render these stories faithfully and with keen animation for a modern audience Here then is Steinbeck s modernization of the adventure of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, featuring the icons of Arthurian legend including King Arthur, Merlin, Morgan le Fay, the incomparable Queen Guinevere, and Arthur s purest knight, Sir Lancelot of the Lake These enduring tales of loyalty and betrayal in the time of Camelot flicker with the wonder and magic of an era past but not forgotten Steinbeck s retelling will capture the attention and imagination of legions of Steinbeck fans, including those who love Arthurian romances, as well as countless readers of science fiction and fantasy literature This edition features a new foreword by Christopher Paolini, author of the number one New York Times bestselling novels Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr It also includes the letters John Steinbeck wrote to his literary agent, Elizabeth Otis, and to Chase Horton, the original editor of this volume.For than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up to date translations by award winning translators.

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        John Steinbeck III was an American writer He wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939 and the novella Of Mice and Men, published in 1937 In all, he wrote twenty five books, including sixteen novels, six non fiction books and several collections of short stories In 1962 Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature.Steinbeck grew up in the Salinas Valley region of California, a culturally diverse place of rich migratory and immigrant history This upbringing imparted a regionalistic flavor to his writing, giving many of his works a distinct sense of place Steinbeck moved briefly to New York City, but soon returned home to California to begin his career as a writer Most of his earlier work dealt with subjects familiar to him from his formative years An exception was his first novel Cup of Gold which concerns the pirate Henry Morgan, whose adventures had captured Steinbeck s imagination as a child.In his subsequent novels, Steinbeck found a authentic voice by drawing upon direct memories of his life in California Later he used real historical conditions and events in the first half of 20th century America, which he had experienced first hand as a reporter Steinbeck often populated his stories with struggling characters his works examined the lives of the working class and migrant workers during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression His later body of work reflected his wide range of interests, including marine biology, politics, religion, history, and mythology One of his last published works was Travels with Charley, a travelogue of a road trip he took in 1960 to rediscover America He died in 1968 in New York of a heart attack and his ashes are interred in Salinas.Seventeen of his works, including The Grapes of Wrath 1940 , Cannery Row 1945 , The Pearl 1947 , and East of Eden 1952 , went on to become Hollywood films, and Steinbeck also achieved success as a Hollywood writer, receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Story in 1944 for Alfred Hitchcock s Lifeboat.


    1. One doesn't associate John Steinbeck with fantasy literature and yet here it is, The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights by John Steinbeck. Go figure!It's all* here, the rags-to-riches story of how Arthur ascended to the throne, the many deeds of his knights, the magic of Merlin and Morgan Le Fay.His translation of Thomas Malory's version of the Arthurian legend is almost strangely faithful, seldom veering from that 15th century work in order to modernize the language enough for today's re [...]

    2. Is it wrong that this was the first book by Steinbeck that I’ve read? Certainly it is the kind of book one probably wouldn’t have even expected this author to have written. Known for his brooding meditations on the harsh life of the American experience in the mid-20th century, a translation/re-working of Malory’s stories about King Arthur and his knights certainly don’t seem like an obvious fit for Steinbeck. Reading through the letters written by the author himself in the appendix to th [...]

    3. I reread this for my dissertation, but also because I've wanted to for a while now, to see if I still loved it as much -- and I don't, I love it more. I still mourn for the book it could have been if Steinbeck had finished it, if he'd edited it to be a more coherent whole. The first few sections are well-written enough, but it's later in the stories that he really decides how to handle his material. He takes the basic events of Malory and breathes the life of a modern novel into them: thoughts a [...]

    4. I didn't choose to read this book becase I have any particular interest in Arthurian legend. Indeed, until I read this book, almost all of what I knew about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table came from these two films:and Rather, I decided to read John Steinbeck's take on Thomas Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur because of my ambition to be a Steinbeck completist*: it's Steinbeck and his writing that interest me, not folklore. From reading Jay Parini's biography of Steinbeck and Steinbeck's [...]

    5. Steinbeck's Arthur novel was never completed, and never even properly edited by him. I enjoyed it very much as it is -- I do wish it'd been finished, and edited, and made more consistent. If I rated without considering that, I'd rate it at least one star less. The introduction, claiming that it isn't changed substantially from Malory, isn't true: there's a lot of humanising going on, and some additional humour. If I held Steinbeck to that, too, he'd probably lose a star.As it is, though, bearing [...]

    6. This is a tough one to rate. The story is great but basically it's just a retelling of Morte d'Arthurs tale. I was expecting the story from a different angle told in Stienbecks unique style so I was left disappointed. I've read so many versions that this time I think I just became overwhelmed with all the knights, damsels and cleaving of helms. I was actually having a hard time taking it serious and at some points I couldn't help but picturing scenes from Monty Pythons, Holy Grail. Every time a [...]

    7. From a Steinbeck letter dated July 7, 1958. "There is only one complete Morte d'Arthur in existence and that is the Caxton first edition which is in the Morgan Library in New York. There is the earlier manuscript at Winchester College in England that by misfortune of lacking eight sheets at the end might be the one unimpeachable source. This then is my basic material for translation". Steinbeck loved this project and put three years into it.***** A direct quote from Wiki: Steinbeck took a "livin [...]

    8. I have become enchanted by Arthurian mythology as of late because of this silly little British TV show called Merlin. The show is a 'family friendly' retelling of the King Arthur legends, but with teenage/young adult characters. It's quite ridiculous and cheesy most of the time but oddly addicting. So, I decided to do my research and read some of the original legends. I picked up this (thank you, Thalia) first. This book holds a collection of stories ranging from the life and death of Merlin, th [...]

    9. 3.75 I enjoyed this book so much when I was about eleven years old but upon rereading it, the same feeling just wasn't there. The only chapter that I can truly say that I enjoyed was the last segment about Lancelot. I found that the other parts just didn't really do it for me. If you don't like long chapters, you may want to shy away from reading this book because the chapters are more like segments than anything else and can be anywhere from 8-100 pages. I wish that I could say that I enjoyed t [...]

    10. He found his stride with Lancelot, as my edition (which I can't find) made plain by inclusion of his author's notes: letters, mostly, about his encounter with the story. I did pore over this, novel and notes. The early tales are skeletal, as if uncertain to depart from mere translation of Malory; that of Lancelot is amply fleshed out; although Balin and Balan stick in my mind too as intermediate in his storifying.

    11. This book was my introduction to Arthurian literature, sometime in elementary school, perhaps fourth or fifth grade. I had no idea who Steinbeck was.I saw it at a yard sale and picked it up to read again. Some of it is tedious -- the same parts that are tedious in Malory, particularly battle scenes. Some of it is amazing. I love this quotation: "Arthur looked upward and he said, 'It’s a black day, a troubled day.'[Merlin replied,] 'It is a day, simply a day. You have a black and troubled mind, [...]

    12. << Nel cimitero presso la chiesa, nel punto più vicino all'altare maggiore, venne veduto un grande blocco di marmo e nel marmo affondava un'incudine entro la quale era conficcata una spada. In lettera d'oro stava scritto:chiunque estragga questa spada dal marmo e dall'incudine sarà Re di tutta l'Inghilterra. >>

    13. What I loved about this book. beyond Steinbeck's literary style, is that it was left "unfinished" yet true to the title of "Noble Knights" the heart of Camelot was destroyed by an act of discovered betrayald Arthur remained with dignity and hope.

    14. There are really two ways to aproach look at "Acts," and I can't help but feel that the manner in which one does so will undoubtedly impact the impression the work makes.The first is as a novel, and on this front it's not necessarily a success. Steinbeck originally set out to redact and translate the Winchester Malory into modern English, and as such the first couple of sections hew fairly closely to the original. The problem is that, without the 15th century prose, it just comes off as a pale i [...]

    15. The Acts of King Arthur and the knights of the round table, don't need any presentation. Even if we hadn't read the stories, the movie has extensively documented the exploits: knights, dames in distress, battles and enemies to face. This is the first book I read by Steinbeck, although I understand that is not really his genre. I found, however, an excellent review of the work of Malory, done with passion and a personal interest in the story. Here there are all the noble virtues that characterize [...]

    16. I both loved and hated this book. Steinbeck died before finishing it but ten years before his death he had stopped making progress on it because the research overwhelmed him and his publisher. The more he dug into the various Arthur sources in England, the more conflicts and puzzles he found. This was revealed in the lengthy appendix, a series of letters between Steinbeck and his publisher regarding the issues revealed by the research. Since the fourth book in my series will have lots of content [...]

    17. Steinbeck brings pretty much nothing fresh -- except his talent at telling stories directly -- to Arthurian legend. And his talent at telling stories directly is actually a problem; half of the pleasure of these legends are in the trappings, the environment, and Steinbeck strips that clean away.Not to mention that once I stop basking in the fantasy aspects of it, I start wanting to, well, punch people in the face. Which does not make me happy; I love these stories! I do not want to punch them in [...]

    18. really? I got through a bit of the first story "Merlin" and there was jack all that was new, he basically just took the legends and rewrote them but didn't seem to change anything except for some knights names. I couldn't even bother to finish it because I've read these before.

    19. I didn't even know this book was ever written till I saw it here on good old ! Oh it was good, good, good! I love, love, love King Arthur as I have said many times before, and this book was food for my soul!

    20. Now I’m reading The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights by John Steinbeck, which is sort of a retelling of Thomas Malory’s Morte d’Arthur. Steinbeck is SUCH a Malory fanboy, it’s absolutely adorable. Somehow I’ve never read much at all of Steinbeck–a terrible oversight in my education, clearly, and one I intend to rectify. On the first day of the new year, Sam and I went to one of our favorite used bookstores in Raleigh, and there was an older man in there with a couple of his [...]

    21. This book is a monument to King Arthur and his Noble Knights, to Sir Thomas Malory, and to John Steinbeck. Steinbeck's love affair with King Arthur started at an early age and continued all through his life and his love of Malory's use of language is evident in all his works, not that he sounds or feels like Malory, but that Malory showed him language as an artform, and while the former used the pallet and style of 15th century English, the latter's was made of 20th century American. As to the c [...]

    22. John Steinbeck was nine years old when he first read Caxton Le Morte d'Arthur. He fell in love with it and decided to re-write the novel in 1956. He tried to retell the novel in a more modern English, but stopped working on it in 1959. He never managed to finish it. The work was eventually published posthumously in 1976, several years after his death.To be honest, the reason I decided to read this book was because of John Steinbeck. I've heard so much about Arthurian legends, but I didn't know t [...]

    23. When I was a kid, we had only one bookshelf in our trailer (we didn’t call them “manufactured homes” back then). It was at the end of the hall. It held a set of blue books and a set of red books. The blue books were the Encyclopedia Americana. The red ones were the Harvard Classics. I spent countless hours with both sets. One volume of the Harvard classics especially enchanted, Mallory’s Le Morte d’Arthur. I loved that I couldn’t tell what some of the words meant without saying them [...]

    24. Summary: John Steinbeck provides an engaging retelling of the Arthurian legends. His letters about the project provide fascinating glimpses into his obsession with stories that brightened his youth._____John Steinbeck won the 1962 Nobel Prize for Literature, but he died in 1968 before he could realize his destiny. The author of The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men left unfinished his version of Sir Thomas Malory's compilation of the legends about King Arthur and his noble knights. It was this [...]

    25. З кожним розділом книга оживає делі більше, герої стають усе глибшими, а історії сильніше захоплюють (не зважаючи на те, що я знаю, як вони розвиватимуться), а потім вона обривається на півслові, на повороті до трагедії. У даному виданні остання третина - листування Стейбека [...]

    26. This is not a full review, but rather a warning for the unwary: This book was never completed and it leaves you hanging at a critical moment. Also, the author has taken many liberties with the original Thomas Mallory book, and he himself states in the appendix that the liberties he'd taken would have shocked Mallory.Just so y'all know.

    27. Wow! I had no idea how amazing and exciting the stories of King Arthur could be! For a very long time, I've wondered again and again about the contents of this epic tale, but never got around to actually researching it myself. Since this book is one of Steinbeck's works, it was only a matter of time before I read it. I suppose that he- like I- discovered the magical beauty to these stories. Unfortunately, I have not heard the entire tale- Steinbeck never finished this book. However, I did learn [...]

    28. I read The Grapes of Wrath a long time ago, not through a school assignment, just because it's hard to avoid when you first get into ploughing through the classics. It didn't impress me much, though I could see how it made waves when it was first published for the insight into American poverty it portrayed through the desperate yet noble Joad family.Steinbeck's first literary love was for Malory's rendering of the Arthur legend, formed since boyhood and growing with him throughout his life to th [...]

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