The Fall of Arthur

The Fall of Arthur

J.R.R. Tolkien


New York Times bestseller
 
“An incomplete yet hugely compelling retelling . . . An action-packed, doom-haunted saga, choked with shiny typical description.”—New York instances booklet Review

The Fall of Arthur recounts in verse the final crusade of King Arthur, who, at the same time he stands on the threshold of Mirkwood, is summoned again to Britain via information of the treachery of Mordred. Already weakened in spirit through Guinevere’s infidelity with the now-exiled Lancelot, Arthur needs to rouse his knights to conflict one final time opposed to Mordred’s rebels and international mercenaries. robust, passionate, and full of brilliant imagery, this unfinished poem finds Tolkien’s reward for storytelling at its tremendous top. Christopher Tolkien, editor, contributes 3 illuminating essays that discover the literary global of King Arthur, demonstrate the deeper that means of the verses and the painstaking paintings his father utilized to convey the poem to a accomplished shape, and examine the interesting hyperlinks among The Fall of Arthur and Tolkien’s Middle-earth.

“Compelling in speed, haunted through loss, it lives as much as expectations.”—Daily Beast

“Erudite and beautiful.” – NPR.org

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