Mr. White's interpretation of the story of Arthur, Guenever, Lancelot and Elaine, quite at odds with previous versions. The same technique appeared in The Sword in the Stone, The Witch in the Wood, but of the three, the first still remains high water mark. Here you learn how, and why, Lancelot became Arthur's greatest knight, what attitude Arthur took toward the affair between his wife and best friend, what Elaine was probably like -- all against the background of Arthur's changing England. Decidedly not for the Tennyson adherents. Filled again with medieval lore and marked by its modern approach.