Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1976.
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"