The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights

The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights

by John Steinbeck

CD-Audio Publication Date: 31/10/2017

 
This text is a collection of Steinbeck's rendition of stories heroic, romantic, and tragic from Malory's Morte D'Arthur, which chronicles the life of Arthur, from his mysterious birth through battles and adventures to his establishment as king.
ISBN:
9781538525982
9781538525982
Category:
Uncategorized
Format:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
31-10-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Incorporated
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
144.78x132.08mm
John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California, in 17 February 1902. After studying English at Stanford University, he held several jobs including working as a hod-carrier, apprentice painter, laboratory assistant, ranch hand, fruit-picker, construction worker at Madison Square Gardens, New York, and reporter for the New York American. In 1935 he became a full-time writer and was a special writer for the United States Army Air Force during World War II.

Among his most renowned works are Of Mice and Men, Cannery Row, East of Eden and The Grapes of Wrath, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1940.

In 1926 Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature as a mark of his outstanding contribution to literature, his unquestionable popularity and his versatility. In his speech accepting the Nobel Prize, Steinbeck gave his view of authorship: 'The ancient omission of the writer has not changed.

He is charged with exposing our may grevious faults and failures, with dredging up to the light our dark and dangerous dreams for the purpose of improvement. Furthermore, the writer is delegated to declare and to celebrate man's proven capacity for greatness of heart and spirit for gallantry in defeat - for courage, compassion and love.' John Steinbeck died on 20th December 1968.

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