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The Grail Quest Books 1-3: Harlequin, Vagabond, Heretic

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Publisher : HarperCollins UK
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ISBN 10 : 9780007531509
Pages : 960 pages
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Download The Grail Quest Books 1-3: Harlequin, Vagabond, Heretic PDF Full Free by Bernard Cornwell and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2013-06-06 with total page 960 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling Grail Quest Trilogy in one complete eBook for the first time. Follow the famed archer Thomas of Hookton as he avenges his father’s death and retrieves a stolen relic.


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Grail Quest #1: The Camelot Spell

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ISBN 10 : 9780061908521
Pages : 304 pages
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Download Grail Quest #1: The Camelot Spell PDF Full Free by Laura Anne Gilman and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2009-04-21 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On the eve of the Quest for the Holy Grail, every adult in King Arthur's castle falls into an enchanted sleep. The future of Camelot rests on the shoulders of fourteen-year-old squire Gerard, who has dreamed of becoming a Knight of the Round Table his whole life. With the help of Newt, the stable boy, and Ailis, a young maidservant, he must face terrible dangers, including a monstrous bridge troll, a wise and scheming dragon -- and finally, a dark, powerful force that will stop at nothing to destroy King Arthur, the knights, and the entire realm of Camelot.


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Grail Quest #2: Morgain's Revenge

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ISBN 10 : 0060772832
Pages : 288 pages
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Download Grail Quest #2: Morgain's Revenge PDF Full Free by Laura Anne Gilman and published by HarperCollins Audio. This book was released on 2006-07-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The quest for the Holy Grail is postponed again when Ailis is kidnapped by Morgain the sorceress, and her friends, Newt and Gerard, must leave the court of King Arthur seeking to rescue her, accompanied by a grumbling knight.


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The Archer's Tale

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Publisher : Harper Perennial
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ISBN 10 : 0060935766
Pages : 400 pages
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Download The Archer's Tale PDF Full Free by Bernard Cornwell and published by Harper Perennial. This book was released on 2005-11-08 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A brutal raid on the quiet coastal English village of Hookton in 1342 leaves but one survivor: a young archer named Thomas. On this terrible dawn, his purpose becomes clear -- to recover a stolen sacred relic and pursue to the ends of the earth the murderous black-clad knight bearing a blue-and-yellow standard, a journey that leads him to the courageous rescue of a beautiful French woman, and sets him on his ultimate quest: the search for the Holy Grail.


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The Hero and the Perennial Journey Home in American Film

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Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780812200133
Pages : 272 pages
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Download The Hero and the Perennial Journey Home in American Film PDF Full Free by Susan Mackey-Kallis and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2010-08-03 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In contemporary America, myths find expression primarily in film. What's more, many of the highest-grossing American movies of the past several decades have been rooted in one of the most fundamental mythic narratives, the hero quest. Why is the hero quest so persistently renewed and retold? In what ways does this universal myth manifest itself in American cinema? And what is the significance of the popularity of these modern myths? The Hero and the Perennial Journey Home in American Film by Susan Mackey-Kallis is an exploration of the appeal of films that recreate and reinterpret this mythic structure. She closely analyzes such films as E.T., the Star Wars trilogy, It's a Wonderful Life, The Wizard of Oz, The Lion King, Field of Dreams, The Piano, Thelma and Louise, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Elements of the quest mythology made popular by Joseph Campbell, Homer's Odyssey, the perennial philosophy of Aldous Huxley, and Jungian psychology all contribute to the compelling interpretive framework in which Mackey-Kallis crafts her study. She argues that the purpose of the hero quest is not limited to the discovery of some boon or Holy Grail, but also involves finding oneself and finding a home in the universe. The home that is sought is simultaneously the literal home from which the hero sets out and the terminus of the personal growth he or she undergoes during the journey back. Thus the quest, Mackey-Kallis asserts, is an outward journey into the world of action and events which eventually requires a journey inward if the hero is to grow, and ultimately necessitates a journey homeward if the hero is to understand the grail and share it with the culture at large. Finally, she examines the value of mythic criticism and addresses questions about myth currently being debated in the field of communication studies.


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Elements of the Holy Grail Quest in David Lodge’s “Small World”

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Publisher : GRIN Verlag
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ISBN 10 : 9783640701353
Pages : 24 pages
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Download Elements of the Holy Grail Quest in David Lodge’s “Small World” PDF Full Free by Doreen Bärwolf and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2010-09-09 with total page 24 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 2,7, http://www.uni-jena.de/ (Anglistisch/Amerikanistisches Institut), course: Hauptseminar: King Arthur, language: English, abstract: David Lodge was born 1935 in South London as the child of a Jewish father and a Catholic mother. He was raised in the middle class and went to Catholic schools. With the age of 22 he became postgraduate student for English literature at the University college of London. In 1960 he became a lecturer at the Birmingham University and published his first novel The Picturegoers. Being a lecturer he discovered the field of literary criticism and wrote his first critical book Language of Fiction. After touring the USA and studying at the Brown University and at Berkeley he was so inspired by travelling and the academic world that he wrote Changing Places. This academic novel about travelling teachers of literature was the first part of a trilogy together with Small World and Nice Work. All three of them were pioneering for modern fiction of the 20th century. For Changing Places David Lodge won the Hawthornden Prize and the Yorkshire Post Fiction Prize. Small World, as well as Nice Work, were shortlisted for the Booker Prize and Nice Work was Sunday Express Book of the year and actually adapted for Television. All three of them showed the academic world in a new light. After World War II more people from middle class went to Universities and the competition between the Universities as well as the scholars became harder. Travelling around the world from conference to conference was on the day’s schedule of every scholar. David Lodge used this milieu and mixed it with humour and sarcasm and so innovated fiction writing of today. This paper is about David Lodge’s Small World and its linking to the King Arthur myth especially to the knight Perceval and the Holy Grail. The connection between the novel and the legend results from David Lodge’s knowledge of both, the academic world and the medieval literature. He mixed them so to create a modern version of Perceval’s quest for the Holy Grail.


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The Holy Grail

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Publisher : University of Wales Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780708325254
Pages : 152 pages
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Download The Holy Grail PDF Full Free by Juliette M Wood and published by University of Wales Press. This book was released on 2012-09-15 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the traditions attached to the Holy Grail from its first appearance in medieval romance through its transformation into an object of mystical significance in modern literature and film.


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The Holy Grail

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ISBN 10 : 9780708326268
Pages : 145 pages
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Download The Holy Grail PDF Full Free by Juliette Wood and published by University of Wales Press. This book was released on 2012-09-15 with total page 145 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Holy Grail is one of the most fascinating themes in medieval literature. It was described as the vessel used by Jesus to celebrate the first Eucharist and it became the object of the greatest quest undertaken by King Arthur’s knight. This book examines the traditions attached to the Holy Grail from its first appearance in medieval romance through its transformation into an object of mystical significance in modern literature and film. It is a journey filled with knightly quests, mystics and holy relics, poets and novelists, outlandish speculation and serious thought.


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Eternal Chalice

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ISBN 10 : 9780857712431
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Eternal Chalice PDF Full Free by Juliette Wood and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2008-06-30 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The sacred allure of the Holy Grail has fascinated writers and ensnared knights for over a thousand years. From Malory to Monty Python, the eternal chalice--said to be the very cup from which Christ drank at the Last Supper--has the richest associations of any icon in British myth. Many different meanings have been devised for the Grail, which has been linked to the Celts and King Arthur, the eucharistic rites of Eastern Christianity, ancient mystery religions, Jungian archetypes, dualist heresies, Templar treasure and even the alleged descendants of Christ himself and Mary Magdalene. The common thread running through all these stories is the assumption that the Grail legend has a single source with a meaning that--if only we could decode it--is concealed in the romances themselves. That meaning has become the subject of coded, secret documents and is the central feature of a vast conspiracy supposedly stretching back to the dawn of western civilization. Juliette Wood here reveals the elusive and embedded significance of the Grail story in popular consciousness--as myth, medieval romance, tangible holy relic and finally as the centre of an esoteric theory of global conspiracy. The author shows how various interpretations of the Grail, over the centuries, reflect changing cultural needs and desires. Her book will enthral those who, like Sir Perceval, seek to unlock the mysterious secrets of western mythology's most extraordinary and tantalising enigma, and will delight students of history, myth and religion alike.


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Ghost Storeys

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Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
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ISBN 10 : 9780773549913
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Download Ghost Storeys PDF Full Free by Cameron Macdonell and published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. This book was released on 2017-07-04 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Most studies of modern Gothic media assume that, beyond the 1830s, modern Gothic architecture and literature had very little in common. The work of Ralph Adams Cram (1863–1942), America’s most prolific Gothic Revival architect and an author of ghost stories, challenges that assumption. The first interdisciplinary study of Cram’s aesthetics, Cameron Macdonell’s Ghost Storeys deconstructs the boundaries of Gothic architecture and literature through a microhistory of St Mary’s Anglican Church in Walkerville, Ontario. Focusing on Cram and the church’s main patron, Edward Walker (1851–1915), Macdonell explores the intricate intersections of Gothic aesthetics, architectural ethics, literature, theology, cultural values, and community construction in an Edwardian-era company town. When Walker commissioned the church, he believed that its economy of salvation could save him from the syphilis that afflicted his body and stained his soul. However, while implementing that economy, Cram, whose architectural theory, social commentary, and ghost stories were pessimistic about reviving the Gothic in the modern world, also created an architecture haunted by the sickness of humanity. Painstakingly researched and lavishly illustrated, Ghost Storeys redefines the allegorical relationship between a marginalized church and the Gothic Revival movement as a global interdisciplinary phenomenon.


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A Brief History of the Holy Grail

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Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN 10 : 9781849019002
Pages : 164 pages
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Download A Brief History of the Holy Grail PDF Full Free by Giles Morgan and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-01-27 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Brief History of the Holy Grail charts the origins of the grail story from early Christian gospels through to eastern mysticism and the rise of medieval romances and Arthurian legends. The grail reappears once more in the story of the Crusades and in particular the rise and dramatic fall of the Knight Templars, who it is said were the guardians of the cup, newly discovered in Jerusalem. The myths have been more powerful that the facts and the allure of the Grail has attracted the attention of modern writers and artist in search of an ancient symbol of purity: psychologist Carl Jung, composer Richard Wagner, poets William Blake, and T S Eliot, the Pre-Raphelite painters have all been seduced by the legend. Today the grail quest can be found in films such as Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Excalibur, as well as Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code


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A Bibliography of Modern Arthuriana (1500-2000)

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Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
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ISBN 10 : 9781843840688
Pages : 806 pages
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Download A Bibliography of Modern Arthuriana (1500-2000) PDF Full Free by Ann Ann Howey and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2006 with total page 806 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Annotated bibliography of the Arthurian legend in modern English-language fiction, not only in literary texts, but in television, music, and art.


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The Holy Grail

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Publisher : Oldcastle Books
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ISBN 10 : 9781843447900
Pages : 160 pages
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Download The Holy Grail PDF Full Free by Giles Morgan and published by Oldcastle Books. This book was released on 2015-11-26 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Holy Grail is a subject that fascinates and intrigues. Through its various guises as magic cauldron, cornucopia, horn of plenty and chalice cup it has remained at the centre of popular culture from antiquity right up to the present day. An object of marvel and mystery it inhabits a place in mythology that has its roots in historical facts. The Grail has been a major inspiration and catalyst for literature and the arts in Western Culture. From Celtic mythology to the flowering of the medieval romances it has in many ways fulfilled its mythical role as a nurturing and regenerative vessel by providing such a rich and seemingly perpetual source of interest to writers and artists. Charting the emergence of the story of the Grail offers a revealing insight into the cultural shift from Celtic paganism to the emergence and domination of Christianity in Western Europe. The influence of Eastern mysticism emerges in the Grail romances as a result of the medieval crusades with its clash of cultures and subsequent cross-pollination of ideas. The Grail has come to symbolise the ultimate achievement in the modern mind and it became an object of fascination for the psychologist Carl Jung and the poet TS Eliot. Wagner, William Blake and the Pre-Raphaelites are just some of the artists to have fallen under its enduring spell.


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The King Arthur Trilogy

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Publisher : Random House
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ISBN 10 : 9781446404645
Pages : 656 pages
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Download The King Arthur Trilogy PDF Full Free by Rosemary Sutcliff and published by Random House. This book was released on 2013-09-30 with total page 656 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The legends of King Arthur and his knights have passed down through the generations since medieval times. In this spellbinding trilogy, Rosemary Sutcliff recreates all the mystique and mystery of the golden age of Camelot for a new generation.


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The Grail

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781317947257
Pages : 611 pages
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Download The Grail PDF Full Free by Dhira B. Mahoney and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-06-23 with total page 611 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This volume of the "Arthurian Characters and Themes" series is the only one dealing with theme, rather than character. Essays include both newly commissioned and reprinted articles that explore a variety of issues regarding the Arthurian search for the Holy Grail. Topics include analysis of the Grail as vessel, Perceval's sister in the Grail quest, the symbolism of the Grail in Wolfram, chivalric nationalism, and investigations of the use of the Grail in poetry and literature by authors such as Tennyson, T.S. Eliot, and Walker Percy"--Barnes & Noble.


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Merlin and the Grail

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Publisher : DS Brewer
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ISBN 10 : 0859917797
Pages : 188 pages
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Download Merlin and the Grail PDF Full Free by Robert (de Boron) and published by DS Brewer. This book was released on 2001 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This trilogy establishes a provenance for the Holy Grail and, through the figure of Merlin, links Joseph of Arimathea with mythical British history and with the knightly adventures of Perceval's Grail quest.


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Going Places: A Reader's Guide to Travel Narrative

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 10 : 9781610693851
Pages : 572 pages
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Download Going Places: A Reader's Guide to Travel Narrative PDF Full Free by Robert Burgin and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2013-01-08 with total page 572 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.