Le Morte Darthur: Selections: A Broadview Anthology of British Literature Edition

Le Morte Darthur: Selections: A Broadview Anthology of British Literature Edition

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781554811595
Publisher: Broadview Press
Publication date: 10/06/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 1,203,610
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Contributing Editor Maureen Okun is a professor in the Department of English and Chair of the Department of Liberal Studies at Vancouver Island University. Her other books include The Broadview Pocket Guide to Citation and Documentation (2013).

Table of Contents

A Note on the Text
Le Morte Darthur: Selections from From The Marriage of King Uther unto King Arthur [Selection: from the opening to the crowning of Arthur]
A Noble Tale of Sir Launcelot du Lake from Sir Tristram de Lyones [Selections: concerning Sir Launcelot and Elaine of Corbin]
from The Noble Tale of the Sankgreal [Selections: the beginning of the quest, Sir Launcelot's adventures in the quest, the achievement of the Sankgreal]
The Tale of Sir Launcelot and Queen Guinevere
The Death of Arthur
In Context
A. The Early History of Le Morte Darthur
Sample Pages from the Winchester Manuscript (folios 480v-481v)
William Caxton's Preface and Colophon to His Edition of Le Morte Darthur
Sample Illustration from Wynken de Worde's 1498 edition of Le Morte Darthur
B: Chivalry
From Malory's Le Morte Darthur: The Pentecostal Oath
From Ramon Lull, Book of the Order of Chivalry (c. 1279-83)
From a Contemporary Account of the Tournament between Lord Scales and the Bastard of Burgundy, 1467
C. Courtly Love
From Andreas Capellanus, The Art of Courtly Love (c. 1180)
D. Source Material
From the Alliterative Morte Arthure, lines 3875-3885 (Mordred gives a threnody for Gawain)
From the Stanzaic Morte Arthur [a. lines 3168-3223 Arthur dreams—of the Wheel of Fortune and of the dead Gawain; b. lines 3446-3523 Bedivere is reluctant to cast Excaliber in the lake; the ship of ladies carries Arthur away]
From the Vulgate Story of Merlin [Arthur takes the sword from the stone]
From the Prose Lancelot [Guenevere kisses Lancelot for the first time]
From the Vulgate Death of Arthur (La Mort Artu) [Arthur reads the Maiden of Escalot's letter; Lancelot and Guenevere are caught in the queen's chamber]

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