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Women of Camelot : queens and enchantresses at the court of King Arthur

by Hoffman, Mary, 1945-

Format: Print Book 2000
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Room j 398.22 HOF
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Childrens' Room
 
Call Number  j 398.22 HOF
 
 
Summary
While there are many versions of the famous adventures of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table, the accounts invariably concentrate on the knights themselves. In the Age of Chivalry, women figure either as objects of desire or as mere embodiments of such ideals as purity, beauty, or innocence.

With a highly engaging text by Mary Hoffman and original illustrations by Christina Balit, the book brings the women of Camelot to life, unveiling their thoughts and feelings. Seven women are featured in the book, including Queen Guinevere, whose passion for Sir Lancelot eased the pain of her unhappy marriage to King Arthur; the tenacious Elaine of Corbenic, who tricks Lancelot into loving her and gives birth to their son Sir Galahad; Nimue, the mysterious and magical Lady of the Lake who robs Merlin of his magic; and Morgan le Fay, the king's half sister and sworn enemy. Resolute and resourceful, these women have intriguing personal stories and exert a strong influence on the events of King Arthur's court. The book includes a genealogy, a bibliography, and a brief description of the leading characters.

Women of Camelot: Queens and

Additional Information
Subjects Arthur, -- King -- Juvenile fiction.
Arthur, -- King -- Fiction.
Knights and knighthood -- Fiction.
England -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Abbeville Press,2000
Contributors Balit, Christina.
Language English
Description 67 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN 0789206463 (alk. paper)
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