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The Pagan King

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Title:The Pagan King
Marshall, Edison   
(15 of 21 for author by title)
Princess Sophia
Mission of Revenge
Published:   1959
Publisher:Doubleday & Company, Inc.
Tags:fiction, historical, Arthurian legend

This is a telling of the Arthurian legend from a different point of view.

“If you are tired of the standard Christianized Arthurian romance of an idealized Camelot, then The Pagan King is the book for you. Narrated by Arthur himself, he is first a rustic farmboy, discovers through Merdin’s (Merlin’s) help his true identity as the legitimate heir to Vortigern’s throne, and goes on to lead his Cambrian troops to the conquest of Britain. Gone are the standard characters of Lancelot, Kay, Gawain and others; the Holy Grail is absent; and Modred (Mordred) is recast as Arthur’s rakish and conniving half-brother. In general, The Pagan King derives much more from the Welsh traditions of King Arthur than the French and later British romances. If you want to have some idea what the historical Arthur might have been like, this book is the one to read.”—www.sfsite.com. [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:349 Info

Author Bio for Marshall, Edison

The interestingly named Edison Tesla Marshall was born on August 28, 1894 in Rensselaer, Indiana and died on October 29, 1967 in Augusta, Georgia. He grew up in Medford, Oregon and attended the University of Oregon from 1913 to 1916. He was a novelist and short story writer, mainly of historical fiction and science fiction, and a big game hunter. His popular adventure stories appeared in Harper's Bazaar, Good Housekeeping, and Reader's Digest. He won the O. Henry Award in 1921. His novel The Isle of Retribution was made into a silent film of the same name in 1926. Other of his novels became the 1942 film, Son of Fury, with Tyrone Power, the 1954 Yankee Pasha, starring Mamie Van Doren, and in 1958, The Vikings with Kirk Douglas.

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