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  • It is another story about the boy who would become King Arthur.
  • While the stories of King Arthur are myth and legend, they may have originated with stories of the life of a 6th century leader.
  • None of them had truly thought for an instant that they were actually traveling to King Arthur’s Avalon of legend, but there, in that moment, they could almost believe.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • Yes, I was in King Arthur’s court, and I might as well make the most out of it I could.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

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  • The Fair Guinevere, from the legend of King Arthur.
    Rodman Philbrick  --  Freak the Mighty
  • Ruby, you must be King Arthur and Jane will be Guinevere and Diana must be Lancelot.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • All that remained were occasional whisperings that it was hidden in Great Britain, the land of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • What’s not okay is Old Fart McGuinty sitting at my regular table, with my lady friends, and holding court like King Arthur.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • He tried to make us act plays and to enter into masquerades, in which the characters were drawn from the heroes of Roncesvalles, of the Round Table of King Arthur, and the chivalrous train who shed their blood to redeem the holy sepulchre from the hands of the infidels.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • She could tell you the names of all King Arthur’s knights, and she knew everything about Beowulf and Grendel, the ancient gods and the not-quite-so-ancient heroes.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart

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  • Josh discovered that he wasn’t even surprised to hear that King Arthur had been real, and he found himself wondering which other legendary figures had really existed.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • Of the birth of King Arthur and of his nurture.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • Of the birth of King Arthur and of his nurture.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • She waved her hand with a flourish as if she were introducing us to King Arthur’s court.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • Dad said he was a greater hero than Hercules or Achilles that the Greeks were always bragging about and he could take on King Arthur and all his knights in a fair fight which, of course, you could never get with an Englishman anyway.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • You can’t write A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1889) without being familiar with Arthurian romances.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Like the famed stone that released Excalibur into the hands of King Arthur, the Masonic Pyramid can transform itself if it so chooses …. and reveal its secret to the worthy.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • But it should be borne in mind that, for an eighth-century audience, stories about the great old days were as liable to exaggeration and idealization as American sagas of the Wild West or English legends of King Arthur.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Yes, King Arthur.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • But compared to Aunt Loma, he was King Arthur and I was a Knight of the Round Table.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • The story is told, for example, of King Arthur, and how he made him ready with many knights to ride ahunting.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • I read about King Arthur’s Round Table when I was a kid, but what am I ever going to do about it?
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Consequently, when the Pevensie children had returned to Narnia last time for their second visit, it was (for the Narnians) as if King Arthur came back to Britain, as some people say he will.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • King Alfred conquered the Dames, King Arthur lived in the Age of Shivery, King Harold mustarded his troops before the Battle of Hastings, Joan of Arc was canonized by Bernard Shaw.
    Richard Lederer  --  A Brief History of the World
  • Greece is such an area, and those parts of England where King Arthur walked.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • That America now seems as dead and distant as the England of King Arthur.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Does that mean that if I stand in the center of Stonehenge, I could become as powerful as King Arthur?
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Like with King Arthur.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • The decor had a King Arthur theme; there was even a small suit of armour made of gold plastic at the foot of the stairs.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • BOOK X CHAPTER I. How Sir Tristram jousted, and smote down King Arthur, because he told him not the cause why he bare that shield.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • Reading ’King Arthur’ and ’The Three Musketeers’, and Burroughs wonderful Mars stories—But every kid does that.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • When Jackie thinks of Camelot, she focuses on the final act of the play, where King Arthur regains his wonder and hope.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • When his swagger is exhausted he drivels into erotic poetry or sentimental uxoriousness; and the Tennysonian King Arthur posing as Guinevere becomes Don Quixote grovelling before Dulcinea.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • The bed, the headboard dark and ungiving as an old mirror on the wall, to her as a child a vast King Arthur shield that might have concealed a motto, cast its afternoon shadow down dark as muscadines, to her mother’s waist.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • The bed, the headboard dark and ungiving as an old mirror on the wall, to her as a child a vast King Arthur shield that might have concealed a motto, cast its afternoon shadow down dark as muscadines, to her mother’s waist.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • There were the fairy tales—Grimm, Andersen, the English, the French, "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves"; and there was Aesop and Reynard the Fox; there were the myths and legends, Robin Hood, King Arthur, and St. George and the Dragon, even the history of Joan of Arc; a whack of Pilgrim’s Progress and a long piece of Gulliver.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer’s Beginnings
  • Are ye afraid of his power?" continued the artful confident of that Prince, "we acknowledge him a strong and valiant knight; but these are not the days of King Arthur, when a champion could encounter an army.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • "Have not your worships," replied Don Quixote, "read the annals and histories of England, in which are recorded the famous deeds of King Arthur, whom we in our popular Castilian invariably call King Artus, with regard to whom it is an ancient tradition, and commonly received all over that kingdom of Great Britain, that this king did not die, but was changed by magic art into a raven, and that in process of time he is to return to reign and recover his kingdom and sceptre; for which…
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • You know about King Arthur, right?
    Rodman Philbrick  --  Freak the Mighty
  • How King Arthur pulled out the sword divers times.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • Truly, said King Arthur, ye ought not to bear none arms but if ye wist what ye bear: but I pray you tell me your name.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • How King Arthur pulled out the sword divers times.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • The only King Arthur I know is the brand of flour Gram uses, and if I say that I’ll really sound like a butthead.
    Rodman Philbrick  --  Freak the Mighty
  • How King Arthur was crowned, and how he made officers.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • Then shall ye and I do battle together, said King Arthur.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • How King Arthur was crowned, and how he made officers.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • King Arthur was the first king of England, way back when there were still dragons and monsters in the world.
    Rodman Philbrick  --  Freak the Mighty
  • Wherefore King Arthur made the lands to be given again unto them that owned them.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • And there withal King Arthur dressed his shield and his spear, and Sir Tristram against him, and they came so eagerly together.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • Wherefore King Arthur made the lands to be given again unto them that owned them.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
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