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Le Morte D' Arthur
     

Le Morte D' Arthur

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by Sir Thomas Malory
 

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ISBN-10: 0810100312

ISBN-13: 9780810100312

Pub. Date: 05/28/1968

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

The legends of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table have inspired some of the greatest works of literature--from Cervantes's Don Quixote to Tennyson's Idylls of the King. Although many versions exist, Malory's stands as the classic rendition. Malory wrote the book while in Newgate Prison during the last three years of his life; it was published

Overview

The legends of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table have inspired some of the greatest works of literature--from Cervantes's Don Quixote to Tennyson's Idylls of the King. Although many versions exist, Malory's stands as the classic rendition. Malory wrote the book while in Newgate Prison during the last three years of his life; it was published some fourteen years later, in 1485, by William Caxton. The tales, steeped in the magic of Merlin, the powerful cords of the chivalric code, and the age-old dramas of love and death, resound across the centuries.

The stories of King Arthur, Lancelot, Queen Guenever, and Tristram and Isolde seem astonishingly moving and modern. Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur endures and inspires because it embodies mankind's deepest yearnings for brotherhood and community, a love worth dying for, and valor, honor, and chivalry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810100312
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1968
Series:
York Medieval Texts Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
166
Sales rank:
473,495
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii(16)
Note on the Text xxiii(4)
Select Bibliography xxvii(4)
Chronology of Arthurian Material to 1500 xxxi(1)
Glossary of Recurrent Words xxxii
LE MORTE DARTHUR
FROM THE MARRIAGE OF KING UTHER UNTO KING ARTHUR How Uther Pendragon begot the Noble Conqueror King Arthur
3(79)
The Tale of Balin and Balan
33(17)
The Wedding of King Arthur
50(8)
Of Nenive and Morgan le Fay
58(24)
THE NOBLE TALE BETWIXT KING ARTHUR AND LUCIUS THE EMPEROR OF ROME
82(13)
A NOBLE TALE OF SIR LANCELOT DU LAKE
95(25)
THE TALE OF SIR GARETH OF ORKNEY
120(49)
THE BOOK OF SIR TRISTRAM DE LYONESSE
169(141)
Of Sir Galahad, Sir Lancelot's son
281(12)
Of Sir Lancelot
293(11)
Of Sir Tristram and of Sir Palomides
304(6)
THE NOBLE TALE OF THE SANGRAIL
310(93)
Of Sir Galahad
321(6)
Of Sir Gawain
327(2)
Of Sir Lancelot
329(6)
Of Sir Percival de Gales
335(11)
Of Sir Lancelot
346(5)
Of Sir Gawain and Sir Ector
351(6)
Of Sir Bors de Ganis
357(16)
Of Sir Galahad
373(15)
Of Sir Lancelot
388(7)
Of Sir Galahad
395(8)
THE TALE OF SIR LANCELOT AND QUEEN GUENIVERE
403(65)
THE DEATH OF ARTHUR
468(60)
APPENDIX Caxton's Preface 528(3)
Explanatory Notes 531(36)
Index of Characters 567

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Helen Cooper, the editor of this edition, is among the foremost medievalists of our day. She is well versed in Chaucerian and Malorian literature, and is considered by her colleagues to be a truly brilliant scholar. After having heard her speak, I must concur - she is absolutely breathtaking. I would recommend this edition (or any other work she has set her hand to) most highly!