Le Morte D'Arthur
The greatest English version of the stories of King Arthur, Le Morte D'Arthur was completed in 1469-70 by Sir Thomas Malory, "knight prisoner." This edition is the first designed for the general reader to be based on the "Winchester manuscript" which represents what Malory wrote more closely than... show more
The greatest English version of the stories of King Arthur, Le Morte D'Arthur was completed in 1469-70 by Sir Thomas Malory, "knight prisoner." This edition is the first designed for the general reader to be based on the "Winchester manuscript" which represents what Malory wrote more closely than the version printed by William Caxton. Extensively annotated, this edition is highly user-friendly. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Publish date: 2008-12-15
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 616
Edition language: English
You probably know this as the Morte Darthur, a slightly misleading title since what Malory essentially does is put almost every Arthur-related story written before 1450 into one big book. This includes a lot of Arthur not dying. It also includes a lot of jousts, tournaments, fights-to-the-death-oh-a...
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I agree with the reviewer who said this is not for the faint of heart, and few general readers are going to find this a great read. If you're looking for an absorbing, entertaining read with characters you can relate to and root for, you're absolutely, positively in the wrong place. Read instead Art...
I started reading this book almost 20 years ago, but made the mistake of reading T.H. White's The Once and Future King first. The difference in prose between a book written in the 1950s (White) and a book written in the 15th century (Malory) was so stark as to make this book nigh impenetrable. Needl...
This book is a cornerstone of Arthurian literature, and an engaging read. Once I got used to the language, it was something that really captured my imagination. It has its problems, but that's to be expected of something cobbled together out of multiple legends from multiple countries and written by...
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