The Immortal Wound - Victor CanningLondon: Heinemann, 1978, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper.
From the cover: “In The Immortal Wound Victor Canning recreates with freshness and bardic magic the world of Dark Age Britain against which he tells the story of King Arthur’s years of greatness. With an original interpretation of the accepted myths of the Arthurian legend he recounts the long and lonely struggle of Arthur over the years to consolidate his power and train an army until he is ready to fight the decisive battle that will check the invading Saxons for more than a hundred years.
In contrast to this imperial theme is the tender story of the love of Arthur and Gwennifer.
The author writes: “What the real truth of Arthur’s life was nobody knows. That there was a truth -although there are no incontrovertible facts recorded in history about Arthur — is beyond dispute; otherwise his legend would not have survived in folk memory to become an imperishable part of the British national heritage."“