The Female Reader at the Round Table: Religion and Women in Three Contemporary Arthurian Texts
Study of modern novels based on literature of the Arthurian legend: Mary Stewart's Merlin trilogy, Marion Bradley's The Mists of Avalon, and Stephen Lawhead's Pendragon Cycle (5 books).
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The Medieval Arthurian Tradition
A Voice in the Wilderness
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