Le Morte Darthur
The legend of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table is one of the most enduring and influential stories in world literature. Its themes - love, war, religion, treachery and family loyalty - are timeless, as are the reputations of its major characters, Arthur, Merlin, Guenever and Launcelot.Malory's Le Morte Darthur is a story of noble knights, colourful tournaments and fateful love, set in a courtly society which is outwardly secure and successful, but in reality torn by dissent and, ultimately, treachery. Originally published in 1485, Malory's Le Morte Darthur is here presented in modern spelling and is accompanied by an Introduction and helpful Glossary.
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Believe I covered it all in comments on Volume One. But the start of Book IX, La Cote Male Taile, is perhaps my favourite KA story. It later comes out that Dinadan is La Cote's brother, and that is a kind of plot twist that makes this such a lovable book.
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This is the second volume of Le Morte d'Arthur and shouldn't be seen as the second book of a trilogy, just a continuation, and not meant to be read alone. 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 Arthurian novels such as T.H. White's The Once and Future King or Mary Stewart's Merlin Trilogy. There are countless other such novels inspired by this material worth reading, and I've read a lot of them. But I did find it interesting at times going through this, one of the ur-texts as it were of Arthurian legend. There are other, earlier works of Arthurian literature: Geoffrey of Monmouth's The History of the Kings of Britain (1136), Chrétien de Troyes's Arthurian Romances in the 12th century and Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival in the 13th century are among the most notable. But Malory drew from several sources, so much so he's often described more as the "compiler" than the author of the work. I own a edition in two volumes that comes close to 1,000 pages. So this is an exhaustive resource of all sorts of facets of the legend. The story of Tristram and Iseult is here, for instance. And this is a medieval work, so it's imbued with its assumptions and attitudes. Obviously a source of outrage to some reviewers, and even by the standards of the time, comparing this to how women are treated in say Boccaccio's Decameron and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales--well, women don't come off well here. Misogyny abounds. And knights are held up as paragons who commit a lot of heinous acts and just plain WTF. A lot is repetitive and a slog--as one reviewer put it too much is "joust, joust, joust." And this was written about half-way between Chaucer and Shakespeare. With the spelling regularized it's quite readable, much more so than unmodernized Chaucer. But with those that choose to preserve the archaic words, that means wading through words such as "hight" (is called) and "mickle" (much). And there's just so much that can be excused by, well, "it's the times"--I found plenty of medieval writers who were wonderful reads, and just plain more humane: Dante, Boccaccio, Chaucer. I can't see Malory as their equal--not remotely. But as a fan of Arthurian literature and someone fascinated by the Middle Ages, this did from time to time have its fascinations.
Le Morte D'Arthur: King Arthur and the Legends of the Round Table
Sir Thomas Malory
No preview available - 2001
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Showcases :: Thomas Malory's 'Le Morte Darthur'
This is the sole surviving manuscript copy of Thomas Malory's version of the legends of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table
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Le Morte d'Arthur - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Le Morte d'Arthur (spelled Le Morte Darthur in the first printing and also in ... Originally Malory intended Le Morte Darthur to be the title of only the ...
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512 NOTES AND QUERIES MALORY: STYLE AND VISION IN "LE MORTE ...
"LE MORTE DARTHUR", by Mark. Lambert. New Haven and London: .... Le Morte Darthur, it is. argued, is of rather than about a shame. ethos, an ethos, that is, ...
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Le Morte Darthur (work by Malory) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia
Gawain, Guinevere, Joseph of Arimathea, Lancelot, description of Lyonnesse, English literature, prose fiction, romance, discussed in biography, ...
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Le Morte Darthur of Sir Thomas Malory & Its Sources by Vida D ...
More tales of Arthur were created by Sir Thomas Malory in his Le Morte darthur. Only in the late sixteenth century were the accounts of Arthur and the ...
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Lugodoc's Guide to Malory's Le Morte Darthur
The Arthurian bible known as Le Morte Darthur (The Death of Arthur) was written by Sir Thomas Malory (Member of Parliament for Warwickshire) in prison, ...
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Cheryl Taylor - Re-viewing Le Morte Darthur: Texts and Contexts ...
The preceding summaries do not do justice to the insights that Re-Viewing Le Morte Darthur offers, but I hope they are enough to show that the collection ...
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JSTOR: Malory: Style and Vision in "Le Morte Darthur"
Yet no one would say Le Morte Darthur lives because of its political or ethical ideas. Malory is not important as a thinker. The central truth he offers us ...
Le Morte Darthur by Thomas Malory - About the Author
On this basis the author of Le Morte Darthur is traditionally identified as ... The author of Le Morte Darthur says at the end of his book that he is “the ...
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Thomas Malory - Wikiquote
From Wikiquote. (Redirected from Le Morte d'Arthur). Jump to: navigation, search. Sir Thomas Malory (c. 1405 - 14 March 1471) was an English author. ...
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