Le Mort d'Arthur / Le Morte Darthur (in two volumes) by Thomas Malory
Le Morte d'Arthur (spelled Le Morte
Darthur in the first printing and also in some modern editions,
Middle French for la mort d'Arthur, "the death of Arthur") is Sir
Thomas Malory's compilation of some French and English Arthurian romances. The
book contains some of Malory's own original material (the Gareth story) and
retells the older stories in light of Malory's own views and interpretations.
First published in 1485 by William Caxton, Le Morte d'Arthur is perhaps
the best-known work of English-language Arthurian literature today. Many modern
Arthurian writers have used Malory as their source, including T. H. White for
his popular The Once and Future King.
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