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A Celtic Miscellany: Translations from the Celtic Literatures, compiled by Kenneth H. Jackson

A Complete Concordance to Gottfried Von Strassburg's Tristan, Clifton D. Hall

A Complete Concordance to Wolfram Von Eschenbach's Parzival, Clifton D. Hall -- out of print, but perhaps someone has a used copy for sale.

A German View of Camelot: Wirnt Von Gravenberg's Wilgalois and Arthurian Tradition, ed. Neil Thomas

An Introduction to Malory: Reading the Morte D'Arthur (Arthurian Studies, 20), Terence McCarthy

The Anatomy of Love: The Tristan of Gottfried Von Strassburg, William Thomas Hobdell Jackson

Approaches to Teaching Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Approaches to Teaching Masterpieces of World Literature, 9), Miriam Youngerman Miller & Jane Chance

Arthur and Tristan: On the Intersection of Legends in German Medieval Literature (Tristania Monographs Series, 2), William C. McDonald

The Arthur of the Welsh: The Arthurian Legend in Medieval Welsh Literature, Ed. Rachel Bromwich, et. al. Listed as being out of stock, but perhaps someone has a used copy for sale.

Arthurian Chronicles (Medieval Academy Reprints for Teaching, 35), Wace and Layamon texts; intro. by Eugene Mason

The Arthurian Legend in the Literatures of the Spanish Peninsula, William James Entwistle

Arthurian Legends: An Illustrated Anthology, Ed. Richard Barber -- a simply beautiful book in all respects.

Arthurian Literature series:

Arthurian Romances, Chrétien de Troyes, ed. D.D.R. Owen, Everyman Paperback Classics edition

Arthurian Romances, Chrétien de Troyes, tr. Carleton Carroll, notes by William Kibler (Penguin Classics) -- a wonderful prose English anthology of all of Chrétien's 13th-Century Arthurian poems.

Avowing of King Arthur: A Modern Verse Translation, tr. Nirmal Dass

Awntyrs Off Arthure at the Terne Wathelyne: A Critical Edition, ed. Robert Gate; Guinevere and Gawain encounter the ghost of Guinevere's mother.

Beardsley's Illustrations for Le Morte D'Arthur, featuring the work of 19th-century artist Aubrey Vincent Beardsley

The Book of Courtly Love: The Passionate Code of the Troubadours, Andrea Hopkins. Out of print, but perhaps someone has a used copy listed for sale.

The Book of Guinevere: Legendary Queen of Camelot, Andrea Hopkins -- an exquisite anthology of art and prose, describing the development and treatment of Guinevere throughout the ages. Out of print, but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

The Book of Lancelot:The Middle Dutch 'Lancelot' Compilation and the Medieval Tradition of Narrative Cycles, Besamusca and Summerfield

Brut or Hystoria Brutonum, Layamon, eds. W.R.J Barron and S.C. Weinberg

Cei and the Arthurian Legend (Arthurian Studies, 18), Linda Gowans; out of print, but perhaps someone has a used copy for sale.

Chrétien de Troyes: Inventor of the Modern Novel, Foster E. Guyer

Chronicles of King Arthur, The, Andrea Hopkins - like her Book of Guinevere, it's a beautiful and thoughtful anthology of the Arthurian Legends. This edition is out of print, but perhaps someone is listing their used copy for sale.

Cligés, Chrétien de Troyes, tr. Burton Raffel

The Crown: A Tale of Sir Gawein and King Arthur's Court, Heinrich von dem Turlin, tr. J.W. Thomas. Out of print, but perhaps someone is listing their copy for sale.

De Excidio Britanniae, Gildas, tr. J.A. Giles -- more of a lamentation-type sermon than a historical record, this 6th-Century text doesn't specifically mention Arthur, although Gildas makes references to the "Victor of Badon" and names other figures long believed by most scholars to have been predecessors or contemporaries of the historical Arthur. This Giles translation doesn't include Gildas' remarks against the five tyrants.

The De Excidio of Gildas: Its Authenticity and Date, tr. Thomas D. O'Sullivan, Columbia Studies in the Classical Tradition

The Death of King Arthur, James Cable, translator (Penguin Classics) -- an English rendition of the 13th Century French La Mort le Roi Artu conclusion to the Vulgate Cycle.

Dutch Romances III: Five Interpolated Romances from the Lancelot Compilation, eds. David Johnson, Geert Claassens

Early French Tristan Poems, Norris J. Lacy

Erec and Enide, Chrétien de Troyes, tr. Burton Raffel. Also available in hardcover

Glossary to Culhwch Ac Olwen, Rachel Bromwich and D. Simon Evans

Gottfried Von Strassburg and the Medieval Tristan Legend: Papers from an Anglo-North American Symposium (Arthurian Studies, 23), Adrian Stevens & Roy Wisbey

Gottfried Von Strassburg's Tristan: Journey Through the Realm of Eros, Hugo Bekker

Guingamour, Lanval, Tyolet, Le Bisclaveret, Jessie L. Weston, a discussion of these popular medieval lais. Out of print, but perhaps someone is listing their copy for sale.

The High Book of the Grail: Perlesvaus, tr. Nigel Bryant

History of the Britons, Nennius

History of the Kings of Britain, Geoffrey of Monmouth, tr. Lewis Thorpe

Iwain: Study of the Origin of the Arthurian Romance, Arthur C. Brown

King Arthur and His Knights: A Survey of Arthurian Romance, Jessie L. Weston

King Arthur and His Knights: Selected Tales, ed. Eugene Vinaver - an anthology of selected passages from Malory's work

King Arthur's Death, tr. Brian Stone -- two medieval texts (the alliterative and rhymed versions) for the price of one

Knighthood in the Morte D'Arthur (Arthurian Studies, 11), Beverly Kennedy; out of stock, but perhaps someone is listing their used copy for sale.

Lancelot of the Lake, tr. Corin Corley

Lancelot of the Lake, the Lancelot portion of the Vulgate Cycle by Oxford World's Classics, eds. Corin Corley and Elspeth Kennedy

Lancelot: Or, the Knight of the Cart, Chrétien de Troyes, tr. Ruth Harwood Cline

Lancelot: The Knight of the Cart, Chrétien de Troyes, tr. Burton Raffel. Also available in hardcover

Lancelot-Grail: Old French Vulgate and Post-Vulgate in Translation: Lancelot, Parts I, II and III, the complete critical edition by Norris J. Lacy, from Garland Reference Library of the Humanities. Separate volumes also available for purchase: Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3, Vol. 4, and Vol. 5. All listed as out of stock, but perhaps someone is offering their copies for sale.

Lancelot-Grail Reader: Selections from the Medieval French Arthurian Cycle (Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, Volume 2162), Ed. Norris Lacy

The Lais of Marie de France, tr. Glyn Burgess and Keith Busby, Penguin Classics

Legend of Arthur in British and American Literature, The, Jennifer Goodman -- a commentary on Arthurian literature written from before Malory to the late 1980s. According to one reader, the chapter on Malory is particularly good. Out of stock, but perhaps someone is listing their copy for sale.

Legend of Sir Gawain: Studies upon Its Original Scope and Significance, Jessie L. Weston

Legend of Sir Lancelot du Lac: Studies upon Its Origin, Development, and Position in the Arthurian Romantic Cycles, Jessie L. Weston; out of stock, but perhaps someone is listing their copy for sale.

Legend of Sir Percival, The, Jessie L. Weston -- includes coverage of many of the more obscure variants of the Grail story.

Le Morte D'Arthur: The Winchester Manuscript, Sir Thomas Malory, Ed. Helen Copper

Le Morte D'Arthur, Sir Thomas Malory, Vol. 1, ed. Janet Cowen, and Vol. 2

Life and Times of Sir Thomas Malory, The (Arthurian Studies, Vol 29), P. J. C. Field

The Life of King Arthur (Everyman Paperback Classics), late-1997 re-release of Wace & Layamon's earlier medieval Arthurian chronicles

Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, a classic translation by Keith Baines, with an introduction by Robert Graves

The Mabinogi, and Other Medieval Welsh Tales, ed. Patrick K. Ford. Contains Culhwch and Olwen, but none of the other Welsh Arthurian tales.

The Mabinogion, tr. Jeffrey Gantz -- contains the ancient Welsh Arthurian texts

The Mabinogion, Gwyn and Thomas Jones -- contains the ancient Welsh Arthurian texts

Malory: Text and Sources (Arthurian Studies, 40), P. J. C. Field

Medieval Myths, Norma Lorre Goodrich

Merlin in German Literature: A Study of the Merlin Legend in German Literature from Medieval Beginnings to the End of Romanticism, Adelaide M. Weiss

Morien: A Metrical Romance Rendered into English Prose from the Mediaeval Dutch, tr. Jessie L. Weston; an extremely rare Arthurian romance not mentioned by Malory or other medieval authors. Out of print, but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

Parzival, Wolfram von Eschenbach, tr. A.T. Hatto, Penguin Classics

Parzival, Wolfram von Eschenbach, tr. Andrew Lefevere, German Library

Parzival, Wolfram von Eschenbach, Random House

Perceval or the Story of the Grail, Chrétien de Troyes, tr. Ruth Harwood Cline

The Prophetia Merlini of Geoffrey of Monmouth: A Fifteenth-Century English Commentary. Medieval commentary on the currently out-of print Vita Merlini by Geoffrey of Monmouth, ed. Caroline Eckhardt, also available in hardcover.

The Quest of the Holy Grail, tr. P.M. Matarusso. The Grail Quest portion of the Vulgate Cycle

Romance in the Making: Chrétien De Troyes and the Earliest French Romances, Foster E. Guyer

The Romance of Arthur: An Anthology of Medieval Texts in Translation, Ed. James Wilhelm

The Romance of Perlesvaus, Jessie L. Weston & Janet Grayson. This is one of the most unusual variants of the Legends, and one of the few ancient texts that does not leave Guinevere barren, nor consigns her to a nunnery. Out of stock, but perhaps someone is listing a used copy for sale.

The Romance of Tristan and Iseult (Vintage Classic), Joseph Bedier & Hilaire Belloc

The Romance of Tristan and the Tale of Tristan's Madness (Penguin Classics), tr. Alan S. Fredrick

Secret Camelot: The Lost Legends of King Arthur, John Matthews, excellent anthology of little-known Arthurian works

The Sinful Knights: A Study of Middle English Penitential Romance, Andrea Hopkins

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Anonymous, tr. Marie Borroff

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Anonymous, J.A. Burrow and Brian Stone

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Anonymous, tr. Selina Hastings

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Anonymous, Burton Raffel and James Jennings

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Anonymous, Brian Stone and W. Barron

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Anonymous, tr. J.R.R. Tolkein, includes Pearl and Sir Orfeo

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: A Middle-English Arthurian Romance Retold in Modern Prose, Jessie L. Weston; a retelling rather than a translation of the poem, includes commentary. Out of stock, but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, Anonymous, J.J. Anderson and A.C. Cawley

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Sources and Analogues (Arthurian Studies, Vol 27), Elisabeth Brewer

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Notes (Cliff's Notes), John Gardner

Sir Gawain and the Lady of Lys, Jessie L. Weston, an unusual non-Malory story about Gawain. Out of print, but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

Sir Gawain at the Grail Castle, Jessie L. Weston, an anthology of non-Malory Gawain stories.

Sir Perceval of Galles, Mary Flowers Braswell

Sir Thomas Malory: An Anecdotal Bibliography of Editions, 1485-1985, Barry Gaines

The Taliesin Tradition: A Quest for the Welsh Identity, Emyr Humphreys; out of stock, but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

Three Arthurian Romances: Poems from Medieval France: Caradoc, the Knight With the Sword, the Perilous Graveyard, ed. Ross Gilbert Arthur -- Everyman Paperback Classics edition of these rare Arthurian romances

The Three Days' Tournament: A Study in Romance and Folk-Lore, Being an Appendix to the Author's Legend of Sir Lancelot, Jessie L. Weston; out of print, but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

Thomas's Tristan and the Folie Tristan D'Oxford (Critical Guides to French Texts, 61)

Trioedd Ynys Prydein: The Welsh Triads, Ed. Rachel Bromwich -- a classic trove of ancient Welsh information and commentary. Stay tuned for a link to the updated edition!

Tristan (Garland Library of Medieval Literature, Vol 78, Series A), Garland's edition of Thomas's Tristan. Out of print, but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

Tristan (Landmarks of World Literature), Gottfried von Strassburg, ed. Mark Chinca. Also available in hardcover.

Tristan (Viking Books), Gottfried von Strassburg, ed. Mark Chinca

Tristan and Iseult, (Arthurian Romances Unrepresented in Malory's Morte D'Arthur, Vol 2/Part 1, and Vol 3/Part 2), Jessie L. Weston; out of stock, but perhaps someone is listing a used copy for sale.

Tristan and Isolde, Gottfried von Strassburg, ed. Francis C. Gentry. Also available in hardcover. Both editions currently out of stock, but perhaps someone is listing a used copy for sale.

Tristan and Isolde, Nicholas John; out of stock, but perhaps someone is listing a used copy for sale.

Tristan in the Underworld: A Study of Gottfreid Von Strassburg's Tristan Together With the Tristan of Thomas, Neil Thomas

The Weddynge of Sir Gawen and Dame Ragnell; out of print, but perhaps someone is listing a used copy for sale.

The Works of Sir Thomas Malory, ed. Eugene Vinaver -- a must-have for Arthurian scholars.

Yvain, Or the Knight of the Lion, Chrétien de Troyes, tr. Ruth Harwood Cline

Yvain: The Knight of the Lion, Chrétien de Troyes, tr. Burton Raffel

Ywain and Gawain, Sir Percyvell of Gales, The Anturs of Arther, Maldwyn Mills & Malcolm Andrew



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