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King Arthur's Enchantresses: Morgan and Her Sisters in Arthurian Tradition

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King Arthur: the very name summons visions of courtly chivalry and towering castles, of windswept battlefields and heroic quests, and above all of the monarch who dies but who one day shall return again.  The Arthurian legend lives on as powerfully and enduringly as ever. Yet there is an aspect to this myth which has been neglected, but which is perhaps its most potent par ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published October 17th 2006 by I. B. Tauris
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I want to enter a preliminary review and later I'll update it when I actually finish the book. I'm reading it now and am thrilled by it but can't say yet whether I think it's good or not. It's not a fantasy, it's not historical fiction, it's not even a novel. It's not non-fiction either. It's a documentation of all the many romantic fantasies written that feature the women with magic in Arthur's life. It fascinates me because these characters, predominantly Morgana le Fay, Viviane, Nyyneve, and ...more
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Dr. Carolyne Larrington teaches medieval English literature in the college, ranging from the earliest Old English to the beginning of the Renaissance period.

Dr Larrington's research interests are in Old Icelandic literature, medieval women's writing, European Arthurian literature, and, most recently, medieval emotion. She has published on Ol
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