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Merlin (Legendary character)

Works: 1,048 works in 2,412 publications in 15 languages and 126,443 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Legends  Drama  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Fantasy fiction  Folklore 
Classifications: PR6069.T46, [FIC]
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    The crystal cave by Mary Stewart( Book )
    55 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 4,360 libraries worldwide
    Born the bastard son of a Welsh princess, Myridden Emrys -- or as he would later be known, Merlin -- leads a perilous childhood, haunted by portents and visions. But destiny has great plans for this no-man's-son, taking him from prophesying before the High King Vortigern to the crowning of Uther Pendragon ... and the conception of Arthur -- king for once and always
    The hollow hills by Mary Stewart( Book )
    30 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 4,192 libraries worldwide
    Keeping watch over the young Arthur Pendragon as he grows, the prince and prophet Merlin Ambrosius is haunted by a vision of a magical sword--the fabled sword Caliburn, hidden for centuries. Sheathed in fire and stone, water and ice, the sword of the Emperor Maximus is destined to reveal the true High King. When Uther Pendragon is killed in battle, the time of destiny is at hand, and Arthur must claim the sword from a perilous chapel to claim his destiny and become the true High King of Britain
    The last enchantment by Mary Stewart( Book )
    31 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 3,941 libraries worldwide
    When the rose-gold witch Morgause, King Arthur's half-sister, ensnares him into an incestuous liaison to her own evil ends, a fatal web of love, betrayal, and bloody vengeance is woven
    The book of Merlyn : the unpublished conclusion to The once and future king by T. H White( Book )
    28 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 3,403 libraries worldwide
    The "last" chapter of The once and Future King," which tells how Arthur, Guenever, and Lancelot come to their ends
    Geoffrey of Monmouth by Geoffrey( Book )
    70 editions published between 1842 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 3,270 libraries worldwide
    We know of the Pearl poet only from the four extraordinary poems composed sometime during the late fourteenth century and preserved in a small handwritten manuscript held in the British Library. Sandra Pierson Prior here presents a thorough introduction to these four treasures: Pearl, a dream poem mourning the death of a young maiden; Cleanness and Patience, retellings of biblical narratives stressing their respective virtues; and the famous Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a brilliantly conceived Arthurian romance. Prior launches her close readings of each of the poems with background on the Pearl poet's Ricardian milieu where, with Chaucer, Langland, and Gower, he brought Middle English poetry to full flower. Considering the cultural, literary, and linguistic contexts of poetry in Ricardian England, Prior illuminates how the Pearl poet joined his contemporaries in exploiting a newly emerging English literature and language while drawing on older Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, and continental traditions. Exploring the poems, Prior shows us that they are filled with Biblical and religious learning, and that while their dialect indicates a certain distance from cosmopolitan culture, they are tightly crafted and highly literary, commanding careful attention from the aristocratic courtly audiences they addressed as well as from today's readers. Prior brings all the Pearl poet's achievements clearly into view: his use of the alliterative verse, his creation of syllabic verse and complex rhyme schemes virtually unmatched by his peers, and his mastery of visual description. The Pearl poet is also markedly "modern" in his combination of literate learning and accessibility, as Prior reveals in her explications of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a romance that blends courtly features with popular ones, and of Patience and Cleanness, with their vernacular versions of biblical scholarship. To further acquaint contemporary readers with the poet's complex craft, Prior also offers an invaluable introduction to significant aspects of Middle English literature, and throughout her study quotes the Pearl poet both in the original and in her own translations
    The lost years of Merlin by T. A Barron( Book )
    20 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,894 libraries worldwide
    A young boy who has no identity nor memory of his past washes ashore on the coast of Wales and finds his true name after a series of fantastic adventures
    Dragon of the red dawn by Mary Pope Osborne( Book )
    1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2,602 libraries worldwide
    When Merlin is weighed down by sorrows, Jack and Annie travel back to feudal Japan to learn one of the four secrets of happiness
    Eve of the Emperor penguin by Mary Pope Osborne( Book )
    1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2,437 libraries worldwide
    The magic tree house takes Jack and Annie to Antarctica to search for the fourth secret of happiness for Merlin
    The sword in the stone by Walt Disney( visu )
    18 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 2,333 libraries worldwide
    The English king dies leaving no heir. In the churchyard of a cathedral in London, a sword appears imbedded in a stone. It is inscribed with a prophecy. Although many try, no one can budge the sword from the stone. Deep in the dark woods, Merlin the Magician begins to teach 11-year-old Arthur, who lives in the castle of Sir Ector where he's an apprentice squire to Sir Kay. Arthur learns the basic truths of life, but he also runs into the evil Madam Mim, who tries to destroy him. A great tournament is held in London to pick a new king. Arthur, attending as Kay's squire, forgets Kay's sword, and runs back to the inn to get it, but the inn is locked. Arthur, seeing the sword in the stone, innocently, and easily, pulls it out. When the knights marvel at the wondrous sword and question where he got it, Arthur has to prove himself all over again by pulling the sword from the stone
    Priestess of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley( Book )
    15 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Portuguese and held by 2,320 libraries worldwide
    Known to the Romans as Helena on the holy isle of Avalon, British princess Eilan fulfills her destiny to bridge the pagan world of the goddess and the new Christian empire founded by her own son, Constantine, and when she travels to the Holy Land she discovers a truth that transcends any religion. Not since The Mists of Avalon has there been such a powerful & mesmerizing portrait of goddess-powered womanhood & women's spirituality. In Priestess of Avalon, the legendary Marion Zimmer Bradley once again reaches back in time to create a magnificent prequel to her undying classic of Camelot. Priestess of Avalon tells the timeless story of Eilan--known to the Romans as Helena--a British princess raised on the holy isle of Avalon as she grows from maiden to mother to wise woman. It is Helena's destiny--at a crucial turning point in western history--to bridge the pagan world of the goddess & the new Christian empire founded by her own son, Constantine. When Helena embarks on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land she will find the intrinsic truth that transcends both the old religion & the new. The legions of fans who cherish The Mists of Avalon will find its promise brought to rich fulfillment in Priestess of Avalon. For those new to the series, undreamed-of enchantment awaits
    The seven songs of Merlin by T. A Barron( Book )
    15 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 2,268 libraries worldwide
    Having stumbled upon his hidden powers, the young wizard Merlin voyages to the Otherworld in his quest to find himself and the way to the realm of the spirit
    The fires of Merlin by T. A Barron( Book )
    16 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 2,205 libraries worldwide
    Having voyaged to the Otherworld in his quest to find himself, the young wizard Merlin must face fire in many different forms and deal with the possibility of losing his own magical power
    The mirror of Merlin by T. A Barron( Book )
    14 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,196 libraries worldwide
    Through adventures involving a haunted marsh, talking trees, and the creature called the ballymag, the young wizard Merlin continues to experience both his growing powers and his essential humanity
    The wings of Merlin by T. A Barron( Book )
    12 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,009 libraries worldwide
    Merlin's fragile home on the isle of Fincayra is threatened by the attack of a mysterious warrior with swords for arms and by the escape of Stangmar from his imprisonment, as Merlin continues to move toward his ultimate destiny
    The fort at River's Bend by Jack Whyte( Book )
    26 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,884 libraries worldwide
    Young Arthur trains with a wooden sword in preparation for the day when with the help of the magic sword, Excalibur, he will rule over a united Britain. The trainer is his uncle, Merlyn Britannicus, and he also teaches him justice, honor and the responsibility of leadership
    The return of Merlin : a novel by Deepak Chopra( Book )
    5 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,674 libraries worldwide
    A New Age version of the legend of King Arthur, the premise being that Arthur & Co. are immortal and are continuing their lives in the bodies of successive generations. A reflection of the author's philosophy on ageless bodies and timeless minds
    Merlin and the making of the king by Margaret Hodges( Book )
    3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,635 libraries worldwide
    A retelling of four Arthurian legends, "The Sword in the Stone," "Excalibur," "The Lady of the Lake," and "The Last Great Battle," which feature Merlin, King Arthur, and other familiar figures
    Passager : the young Merlin trilogy, book one by Jane Yolen( Book )
    10 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,581 libraries worldwide
    A foundling rediscovers his identity through the help of the falconer who adopts him
    The dragon's boy by Jane Yolen( Book )
    5 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 1,480 libraries worldwide
    Before the legendary Arthur became king, he took lessons from a dragon. Artos is a lonely child, teased or ignored by the other boys in the castle of Sir Ector. One day, he follows Sir Ectors runaway hound into a mysterious, dark cave, where he encounters a dragon who offers him the gift of wisdom.Both frightened and intrigued, Artos becomes the dragons student and gains what hes always longed for: the friendship and respect of other boys. Under the guidance of the dragon, Artoss life begins to take shape in a way he could never have imagined. But has Artos really learned everything the dragon has to teach? And what does the dragon mean when he refers to him as Artos Pendragon, or Arthur son of dragon? This ebook features a personal history by Jane Yolen including rare images from the authors personal collection,as well as a note from the author about the making of the book
    Merlin : the young Merlin trilogy, book three by Jane Yolen( Book )
    8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,471 libraries worldwide
    Merlin, now twelve years old, begins to come into his magic while being held captive by a band of wild folk
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