Title: The King
Publisher: Harper & Row (1990), New York
Publication Date: 1990
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Signed: Signed By Illustrator
Edition: First Edition.
159 pages. The King is a retelling of Le Morte d'Arthur with black-and-white Moser woodcut illustrations. Signed by the illustrator on title page. First edition (first printing). A very good copy in a near fine dust jacket. Slight foxing to page edges. Bookseller Inventory # 119429
Synopsis: In this novel, King Arthur is rediscovered - doing battle with the Nazis during the darkest period of World War II. Donald Barthelme is the author of three previous novels and several collections of short stories, notably, "Forty Stories" and "Sixty Stories".
Product Description: An alternative history in fiction form which explores such concepts as the function of myth in history and the role of royalty in the modern world. King Arthur is rediscovered doing battle with the Nazis, and the grail to end all wars appears to be a bomb.
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