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This article is from the Arthurian Booklist FAQ, by Cindy Tittle Moore tittle@io.com with numerous contributions by others.

03 Fiction (Arthurian Booklist) D-G

David, Peter, Knight Life (Ace Fantasy, 1987.) A comedic book about
Arthur's return in modern day.

Davies, Robertson. Lyre of Orpheus. London, New York, Victoria,
Ontario, Aukland: Penguin Books, 1989. First published: Canada:
Macmillan of Canada, 1988.

Davies, Robertson. The Rebel Angels. Middlesex, New York, Victoria,
Ontario, Auckland, 1983. Copyright Robertson Davies, 1981.

Davies, Robertson. What's Bred in the Bone. London, New York,
Victoria, Ontario, Aukland: Penguin Books,1986. First published in the
United States of America by Viking Penguin, 1985. First published in
Canada by Macmillan of Canada, 1985.

Dickinson, Peter. The Changes Trilogy. New York: Dell, 1986. Includes
The Weathermonger, Heartsease, and The Devil's Children. Merlin is
used as a McGuffin to explain why the world no longer has modern
technology. Out of print.

Edwards, Rex. Arthur of the Britons. ISBN 0 426 10546 0 - probably out
of print (printed 1975) from the TV series of the same name.

Endersby, Clive. Read All About It! Toronto, New York, London, Sydney,
Aukland: Methuen, 1981.

Erskine, John, Galahad, Enough of His Life to Explain His Reputation
(Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis, 1926 - certainly out of print)

Evans, Quinn Taylor. Daughter of Fire, Daughter of the Mist, Daughter
of the Light. Romantic novels.

Ford, John M. The Dragon Waiting: A Masque of History. New York: Avon
Books, 1985 (First published: 1983).

Finkel, George, The Twilight Province (London: Angus & Robinson,
1967.) This is an excellent "young adult" tale about a late Roman,
northern Arthur based on the Bamburgh Castle, Newcastle/Tyne area of
northeastern Britain.

Fraser, Antonia, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
(Illustrated by Rebecca Fraser, Knopf, Random House, New York, 1970).
First published under title: King Arthur. Retellings of seventeen
tales about King Arthur, Lancelot, Gawaine, Tristram, and other
knights of the Round Table. Juvenile.

French, Allen, Sir Marrok, a tale of the days of King Arthur (The
Century Co., New York, 1902).

Frith, Henry, King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table (G.
Routledge and Sons, London/New York, 1884).

Frost, William Henry, The Court of King Arthur; Stories from the land
of the Round Table (Illustrated by Sydney Richmond Burleigh, C.
Scribners Sons, New York, 1903).

Garner, Alan. The Moon of Gomrath. New York: Ballentine Books, 1981.
(First published: London: William Collins, 1963).

Garner, Alan.. The Weirdstone of Brisingamen: A Tale of Alderley.
London: William Collins, 1960; rev. ed. Harmondsworth, Middlesex:
Penguin Books, 1963.

Gash, Jonathan [John Grant]. The Grail Tree. New York, London,
Victoria, Ontario, Auckland: Penguin Books, 1988 (First published:
London: William Collins, 1979).

Gemmell, David. Ghost King and Last Sword of Power. A fictional
account of the life and times of Arthur, bearing little resemblance to
the usual myths.

Gloag, John, Artorius Rex (New York: St. Martin's, 1977.) This is the
final volume in a late Roman trilogy with two "pre-Arthurian" novels
titled The Caesar of the Narrow Seas and The Eagles Depart. Artorius
Rex is another Romano-Celtic tale which attempts a historical
reconstruction.

Godwin, Parke, The Last Rainbow, Fire Lord, Beloved Exile (Bantam).
The characters are terrific, the sense of time and place eye opening.
Arthur in the beginning is a native officer in the Roman legions
guarding the northern borders. First published as short stories in
Fantastic Sept. 1977, and in The Fire When it Comes (Garden City,
Doubleday 1984).

Godwin, Parke, Invitation to Camelot (Ace, 1988.) An anthology
including stories by Tanith Lee, Morgan Llywelyn, Elizabeth
Scarborough and Jane Yolen.

Griffiths, Paul. The Lay of Sir Tristam. London: Chatto & Windus,
1991. ISBN 07011 3570 0. A very exciting book which at best can be
described as meta-fiction. It takes on the whole problematic that the
Arthurian/Tristam tradition presents.

Gross, Gwen, Knights of the Round Table (Illustrated by Norman Green,
Random House, New York, 1985).

 

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