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The Green Man

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Title:The Green Man
Treece, Henry   
(10 of 28 for author by title)
The Haunted Garden
The Great Captains (Celtic #4)
Published:   1966
Publisher:The Bodley Head Ltd
Tags:fantasy, fiction

A dark and pessimistic fantasy based on Shakespeare's Hamlet. There is something rotten in Sixth Century Jutland, where prince Amleth cannot make up his mind how to deal with the murderers of his father. This terrific novel guest-stars a rough and ready Arthur of Britain, a brutal and sneering warlord, ineffective against the Saxon invaders, as well as a shrewd but untrustworthy Beowulf, both a far cry from their heroic stereotypes. A superb novel in every way--a cynical, darkly comic and violent tour-de-force.--Goodreads.com. [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:217 Info

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Henry Treece (1911-1966) was one of the most prolific writers of historical fiction in the 20th Century. Born in Staffordshire, he mostly wrote prose fiction but he also published five collections of poems including The Haunted Garden in 1947. Together with writer J.F. Hendry (1912-1986) he was founder of the New Apocalyptics poetry group that was active in the 1930s.

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