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Tales Of King Arthur And The Round Table

Gelesen von David Wales

(4,279 Sterne; 34 Bewertungen)

The tales of King Arthur and his Knights are of Celtic origin. The Celts were the people who occupied Britain at the time when the history of the country opens… It is believed that King Arthur lived in the sixth century, just after the Romans withdrew from Britain… the stories came to be handed down from father to son, in Brittany (whose people are of the same family as the Welsh) as well as in Wales and England… [story-tellers altered the stories to suit their times down through the centuries] …and so in their altered and historically inaccurate form they have reached us at the present day. …Sir Thomas Malory obtained the material for his “Morte d’Arthur,” which was written in 1470. This is the most famous of the early books of Arthurian legend, and it is from the “Morte d’Arthur” that most of the stories in this book are taken…. The language throughout has been modified with a view to making the legends more easy of study. - Summary by Book Introduction and david wales (4 hr 18 min)

Chapters

Introduction

4:15

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Part 1 Story 1 The Drawing Of The Sword

7:34

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Part 1 Story 2 The Sword Excalibur

2:59

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Part 1 Story 3 How The Round Table Began

6:17

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Part 1 Story 4 The Story Of Sir Balin

11:30

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Part 1 Story 5 What Beaumains Asked Of The King Part 1

22:55

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Part 1 Story 5 What Beaumains Asked Of The King Part 2

18:24

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Part 1 Story 6 How Morgan Le Fay Tried To Kill King Arthur

5:31

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Part 1 Story 7 The Passing Of Merlin

2:33

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Part 2 Story 1 The Quest Of The Holy Graal

6:23

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Part 2 Story 2 The Coming Of The Holy Graal

3:51

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Part 2 Story 3 The Adventure Of Sir Galahad

7:57

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Part 2 Story 4 How Sir Lancelot Saw A Vision And Repented Of His Sins

4:27

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Part 2 Story 5 The Adventure Of Sir Percivale

4:48

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Part 2 Story 6 An Adventure Of Sir Lancelot

3:44

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Part 2 Story 7 An Adventure Of Sir Gawaine

2:15

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Part 2 Story 8 The Adventure Of Sir Bors

3:14

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Part 2 Story 9 Adventure Of Sir Galahad

6:18

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Part 2 Story 10 Sir Lancelot Meets Sir Galahad And They Part For Ever

4:00

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Part 2 Story 11 How Sir Galahad Found The Graal And Died Of That Finding

7:26

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Part 3 Story 1 The Fight For The Queen

16:25

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Part 3 Story 2 The Fair Maid Of Astolat

31:04

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Part 4 Story 1 Lancelot And Guenevere

51:56

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Part 4 Story 2 The End Of It All

22:30

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Bewertungen

All LibriVox books are recorded as written

(0 Sterne)

All LibriVox audiobooks are recorded exactly as written - not edited or abridged in any way. This particular book was published in 1918, and so I'm afraid the author is long dead, and cannot make the corrections you require. The mention of England comes from the introduction to the book, which was part of the Longman's Class Book series of English Literature and intended (and probably simplified) for school-children. They were quite well-received at the time.

Interesting tale - descently read

(2 Sterne)

Interesting narrative but quite anachronistic and much in favor of Roman Catholicism.

(4 Sterne)

Well read, but the misogyny of the tale grates. Still the story is the story.

Factually incorrect

(2 Sterne)

The Cornish are actually closer relations to the Bretons than the Welsh, funny how you mention England as it probably didn't exist then.. i suggest you do your research in regards to Cornwall.. as Cornwall has always been a Celtic country and is not officially a part of England, considering part of Arthurian legend takes part in Tintagel which is Cornwall not England. To this day constant scholars,Writers,News, and other Media are trying to erase the Cornish from existence.. and audio books and books like these do not help... please do your research.. This article/audio book etc has been disscussed by the Celtic League.. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2222378912/permalink/10153379342803913/