Arthurian legend

Definitions

  • Embodiment of an Arthurian legend
    Embodiment of an Arthurian legend
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Arthurian legend the legend of King Arthur and his court at Camelot
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Usage

In literature:

Where did the Arthurian legends originate, and how did they become known to English readers?
"English Literature" by William J. Long
The same thing is true of the Arthurian Legend and the story of the Holy Grail.
"The Glories of Ireland" by Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
PARSIFAL, the hero of the legend of the HOLY GRAIL (q. v.), and identified with GALAHAD (q. v.) in the Arthurian legend.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Attractions of the Arthurian Legend.
"The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory" by George Saintsbury
What three successive attempts did Tennyson make with the Arthurian legends?
"Teachers' Outlines for Studies in English" by Gilbert Sykes Blakely
Malmesbury, William of, 64, 100 ff., 107, on Arthurian legends, 131 ff., 166, 199.
"A Literary History of the English People" by Jean Jules Jusserand
It is the same as Welsh Evan, and the Yvain of the Arthurian legends, and has given us Ives, Ivison, Ivatts, etc.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
The Arthurian version of the story does not, of course, represent Vivien as does the old Breton legend.
"Legends & Romances of Brittany" by Lewis Spence
They too, like the knights of Arthurian legend, had conquered the flesh for an ideal.
"The Bright Shawl" by Joseph Hergesheimer
Rhys Carpenter, one of the youngest American writers, has "The Tragedy of Etarre," founded on the Arthurian legend.
"The Complete Club Book for Women" by Caroline French Benton
The Arthurian legends appear to have been brought to Flanders by some Flemish colonists in Wales, on their return to their mother-country.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8" by Various
It was chiefly during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries that the Arthurian Legend as a thing of literature began to take definite shape.
"The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries" by W. Y. Evans Wentz
That is the field that includes the Arthurian legends and the Robin Hood stories.
"Literature for Children" by Orton Lowe
It was, however, the Arthurian legend which of all his fabrications attained the greatest vogue.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 6" by Various
It was also a happy thought for him to weave so much of his poetry around the Arthurian legends.
"Browning and His Century" by Helen Archibald Clarke
Some of the deeds of Charlemagne, probably absorbed into the latter Arthurian legends.
"On Some Ancient Battle-Fields in Lancashire" by Charles Hardwick
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In news:

'Merlin' star Colin Morgan, Arthurian legend nerd.
The best movie ever made on the Arthurian legends.
"Camelot" has been slayed at Starz, but the Arthurian legend isn't dead to American TV audiences.
Fans of the Arthurian legend should feel better about this news after Starz canceled its series, Camelot.
These three books make up the author's Young Merlin trilogy, imagining the childhood and coming-of-age of the famous wizard of Arthurian legend.
The Arthurian legend has been fertile territory for entertainment, inspiring adaptations everywhere from Broadway to Disney.
In Arthurian legend Tristan was a Knight of the Round Table and tragic hero of the medieval tale Tristram and Isolde.
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