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The History of the Kings of Britain (Penguin Classics)

The History of the Kings of Britain (Penguin Classics)
Author: Geoffrey of Monmouth
ISBN 13: 9780140441703
ISBN 10: 140441700
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 1977-01-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
List Price: $18.00

It is an epic work spanning two thousand years, from the founding of Britain by Brutus to the coming of the Saxons. As a historian Geoffrey is sometimes less than reliable, but as the chronicler of half-legendary figures whose deeds have captured the imagination of millions, he is unrivalled: Lear, Cymbeline amd , above all, Arthur was first recorded here, and the Historia's influence inspired Malory and Tennyson, Shakespeare and Dryden.