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For fourteen centuries the story of Arthur was a legend, misted over by the tradition of romantic hero-tales. But he was real -- a man of towering strength, a dreamer and a warrior -- who actually lived, fought, and died for his impossible dream.
The man whom legend calls Arthur of Britain combined the best of Roman civilization with the fierce dedication of his Celtic ancestors. Down through the generations his passionate determination to preserve the values of decency and freedom against the darkness of barbarism has been a clarion call that speaks to the best in humankind.
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Rosemary Sutcliff wrote more than 40 historical novels for young adults—including The Eagle of the Ninth, The Silver Branch, The Lantern Bearers, The Sword and the Circle, and Black Ships Before Troy—five adult novels, and several books of nonfiction.Review:
"A book of great beauty, of fine writing, of the evocation of a time past. . . . A book for the appreciative, mature reader." Library Journal
"[Sutcliff] is an effective storyteller and knows how to keep her dialogue terse and believable. . . . There are many fine battles in Sword at Sunset, and they are described with majestic eloquence." Orville Prescott, The New York Times
"The gritty realism and emotional power of Rosemary Sutcliff’s writing places Sword at Sunset in a place of its own . . . leaves you convinced that if the story of King Arthur is more history than fantasy, this must be the way events really occurred . . . makes other versions of the legend pallid by comparison." Green Man Review
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Book Description Coward-McCann, 1963. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110340021489
Book Description Coward-McCann, 1963. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0340021489