Book #14823

The Acts Of King Arthur And His Noble Knights - 1st Edition/1st Printing

John Steinbeck
The Acts Of King Arthur And His Noble Knights - 1st Edition/1st Printing. John Steinbeck.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo
Publisher: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1976.
ISBN: 0374100853

A very beautiful first edition/first printing in Fine condition in Near Fine dustjacket with a small closed tear in rear, complete with the original $10.00 price on the front flap.

The first book John Steinbeck read as a child was the Caxton Morte d'Arthur, and he considered it one of the most challenging tasks of his career to modernize the stories of King Arthur. "These stories are alive even in those of us who have not read them. And, in our day, we are perhaps impatient with the words and the stately rhythms of Malory. I wanted to set the stories down in meaning as they were written, leaving out nothing and adding nothing"

Price: $190.00

Author Bio

John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck (February 27, 1902—December 20, 1968) was one of the best-known of the 20th century. He wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath (1939) and a total of twenty-five books, novels, non-fiction and short stories. In 1962 Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature.