The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights

The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights

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  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 1976

£130.00

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Steinbeck's first posthumously published work, The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights is a reinterpretation of tales from Malory's Morte d'Arthur. In this highly successful attempt to render Malory into Modern English, Steinbeck recreated the rhythm and tone of the original Middle English.

Book Condition & Notes

A very good first edition, in the original cloth binding. There is some pushin to top and bottom of the spine, and a small indent to the edge of the front cover. There is a previous owner's gift inscription on one of the flyleaves. In a good unclipped dust jacket, with a tear to the top and bottom of the front cover, wear to the corners and spine, and some wrinkling to the front flap and top of the rear cover.


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All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.

John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck was an American author. He won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception." He has been called "a giant of American letters", and many of his works are considered classics of Western literature.

During his writing career, he authored 33 books, including 16 novels, six non-fiction books, and two collections of short stories. He is widely known for the comic novels Tortilla Flat and Cannery Row, the multi-generation epic East of Eden, and the novellas The Red Pony and Of Mice and Men. The Pulitzer Prize-winning The Grapes of Wrath is considered Steinbeck's masterpiece and part of the American literary canon. In the first 75 years after it was published, it sold 14 million copies.

Most of Steinbeck's work is set in central California, particularly in the Salinas Valley and the California Coast Ranges region. His works frequently explored the themes of fate and injustice, especially as applied to downtrodden or everyman protagonists.

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Book Condition & Notes

A very good first edition, in the original cloth binding. There is some pushin to top and bottom of the spine, and a small indent to the edge of the front cover. There is a previous owner's gift inscription on one of the flyleaves. In a good unclipped dust jacket, with a tear to the top and bottom of the front cover, wear to the corners and spine, and some wrinkling to the front flap and top of the rear cover.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.