The Fall of Arthur (Record no. 4819)

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020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 9780007489961
082 ## - DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Classification number 823.91
100 ## - MAIN ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Tolkien, J. R. R.
9 (RLIN) 373609
245 ## - TITLE STATEMENT
Title The Fall of Arthur
260 ## - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC.
Place of publication, distribution, etc. United Kingdom;
Name of publisher, distributor, etc. HarperCollins Publishers;
Date of publication, distribution, etc. 27 Feb 2014
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent 240 Pages;
Other physical details Paperback
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc. The world first publication of a previously unknown work by J.R.R. Tolkien, which tells the extraordinary story of the final days of England's legendary hero, King Arthur. The Fall of Arthur, the only venture by J.R.R. Tolkien into the legends of Arthur King of Britain, may well be regarded as his finest and most skilful achievement in the use of the Old English alliterative metre, in which he brought to his transforming perceptions of the old narratives a pervasive sense of the grave and fateful nature of all that is told: of Arthur's expedition overseas into distant heathen lands, of Guinevere's flight from Camelot, of the great sea-battle on Arthur's return to Britain, in the portrait of the traitor Mordred, in the tormented doubts of Lancelot in his French castle. Unhappily, The Fall of Arthur was one of several long narrative poems that he abandoned in that period. In this case he evidently began it in the earlier nineteen-thirties, and it was sufficiently advanced for him to send it to a very perceptive friend who read it with great enthusiasm at the end of 1934 and urgently pressed him 'You simply must finish it!' But in vain: he abandoned it, at some date unknown, though there is some evidence that it may have been in 1937, the year of the publication of The Hobbit and the first stirrings of The Lord of the Rings. Years later, in a letter of 1955, he said that 'he hoped to finish a long poem on The Fall of Arthur'; but that day never came. Associated with the text of the poem, however, are many manuscript pages: a great quantity of drafting and experimentation in verse, in which the strange evolution of the poem's structure is revealed, together with narrative synopses and very significant if tantalising notes. In these latter can be discerned clear if mysterious associations of the Arthurian conclusion with The Silmarillion, and the bitter ending of the love of Lancelot and Guinevere, which was never written.
650 ## - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element Poetry
9 (RLIN) 373610
650 ## - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element Myth & legend told as fiction
9 (RLIN) 373611
700 ## - ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Tolkien, Christopher
9 (RLIN) 373612
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    Dewey Decimal Classification     Karachi Karachi Poetry and Drama 11/07/2016 5 2 823.91 PKLC007174 17/06/2023 25/05/2023 11/07/2016 Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17
    Dewey Decimal Classification     Lahore Lahore Poetry and Drama 11/05/2016 4 4 823.91 PKLC006907 13/11/2018 06/11/2018 11/05/2016 Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17