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This series of poems covers the story of the legendary hero, King Arthur, beginning with his first encounter with Guinevere, the woman who would become his queen on his search for the Holy Grail, to the betrayal of Guinevere and Sir Lancelot, and finally ending with Arthur's last battle.

First published between 1859 and 1885 as a series of twelve poems, Idylls of the King retells the story of King Arthur with a unique and Victorian flavor beloved by many.

Alfred Tennyson was one of the most prominent British poets of his time and today is still revered as a master poet. Tennyson's elegant prose adds color and vitality to the life and times of the legendary King Arthur, infusing the story with the values we have all come to expect from kingly heroes.

Public Domain (P)2018 A.R.N. Publications

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  • Sheldon Beiler
  • 09-05-20

Classic

I like the poetic flow and well crafted story line. Idylls of the King tells the legend of King Arthur, a medieval King who fought for good. This book is rich in wisdom and thought. Definitely a must read, especially for those who like history or classic literature

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