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Riassunto: The Crimson Chalice trilogy, first published between 1976 and 1978, is Victor Canning's classic retelling of the story of King Arthur. Beginning with the story of his parents, Tia and Baradoc, Canning weaves elements of the Grail myth into a Fifth century setting; a Britain abandoned by the Romans, and gradually descending into tribal conflict. In the second book of the trilogy, The Circle of the Gods, young Arturo, with an unshakeable sense of destiny, establishes a comitatus, a gathering of companions, which will one day grow into an army under the banner of the white horse. In the closing book, The Immortal Wound, Arturo's story concludes as he ascends to become high king of Britain. Throughout the story, the ever present Merlin appears to guide Arturo, as he fulfils his destiny, alongside the familiar characters of Arthurian legend.
"An unusual blend of fairy tale and historical novel . . . vivid, original and gripping.' Washington Post
Victor Canning was primarily a writer of thrillers, and wrote his many books under the pseudonyms Julian Forest and Alan Gould. Among his immediate contemporaries were Eric Ambler, Alistair Maclean and Hammond Innes.
Canning was a prolific writer throughout his career, which began young: he had sold several short stories by the age of nineteen and his first novel, Mr Finchley Discovers His England (1934) was published when he was twenty-three. Canning also wrote for children: his The Runaways trilogy was adapted for US children's television.
Canning's later thrillers were darker and more complex than his earlier work and received great critical acclaim. The Rainbird Pattern was awarded the CWA Silver Dagger in 1973 and nominated for an Edgar award in 1974.
In 1976 The Rainbird Pattern was transformed by Alfred Hitchcock into the comic film The Family Plot, which was to be Hitchcock's last film. Several of Canning's other novels including Golden Salamander (1949) were also made into films during Canning's lifetime.
Titolo: Immortal Wound
Casa editrice: William Heinemann Ltd
Data di pubblicazione: 1978
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro William Heinemann Ltd, 1978. Condizione libro: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition. Codice libro della libreria 5054142
Descrizione libro William Heinemann Ltd, 1978. Condizione libro: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP89354291
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Codice libro della libreria GOR003609364
Descrizione libro William Heinemann Ltd. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Codice libro della libreria 2562344263
Descrizione libro William Heinemann Ltd, 1978. Condizione libro: Very Good. N/A. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP90579108
Descrizione libro William Heinemann Ltd, London, 1978. Maroon boards, Gilt Type. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First. Tthird book of Arthurian trilogy. Dustjacket not priceclipped.1" oblong loss to top edge of ffep where presumably owner detal has been cut out Top edge very faintly speckled.175 pp plus 3 pages of Place and Tribal Names, and 3 pages of Canning list.A lovely copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". Hard Cover. Codice libro della libreria 003771
Descrizione libro William Heinemann Ltd, 1978. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VeryGood. VGL/VG: hardback copy; former library copy with the usual signage, but still in very good condition considering; in a protected dustjacket; Codice libro della libreria B1-S2-01/01/16-34094
Descrizione libro William Heinemann Ltd, 1978. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE ORDERING THIS BOOK TO CONFIRM BOOK CONDITION AND EDITION (most of our books are 1st editions). We can send you photos of this book with a detailed description . Codice libro della libreria 18515