Le Morte d'Arthur (originally spelled Le Morte Darthur, Middle French for "the death of Arthur") is a compilation by Sir Thomas Malory of Romance tales about the legendary King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table. The book interprets existing French and English stories about these figures, with some of Malory's own original material
Author: Thomas Malory
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2004-05-27
Volume two of Le Morte D'Arthur, Sir Thomas Malory's powerful and elegaic version of the Arthurian legend, recounts the adventures of Sir Tristram de Liones and the treachery of Sir Mordred, and follows Sir Launcelot's quest for The Holy Grail, his fatally divided loyalties, and his great, forbidden love for the beautiful Queen Guenever. Culminating in an account of Arthur's final battle against the scheming, deceitful Mordred, this is the definitive re-telling of the Arthurian myth, weaving a story of adultery, treachery and ultimately - in its tragic finale - death. Edited and published by William Caxton in 1485, Malory's moving prose romance looks back to an idealised Medieval age of chivalry, drawing on French and English verse sources to create an epic masterpiece of passion, enchantment, war and betrayal.
The original spelling was Le Morte Darthur, which was Middle French for "the death of Arthur," and is one of the most famous works in English Literature. It is a re-working of traditional tales by Sir Thomas Malory about King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, Merlin and the Knights of the Round Table though there are several original additions by him including the Gareth story. Little is known about Sir Thomas Malory and, indeed, it is only since the late nineteenth century that he has been identified with some certainity as Sir Thomas Malory of Newbold Revel in Warwickshire, a knight, land-owner, and Member of Parliament. In addition to his title and standing he appears to have suffered several bouts of imprisonment, mainly on charges that seem to have been politically trumped up. Le Morte d'Arthur was first published in 1485 by William Caxton,
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Le Morte D'Arthur is Sir Thomas Malory's richly evocative and enthralling version of the Arthurian legend. Recounting Arthur's birth, his ascendancy to the throne after claiming Excalibur, his ill-fated marriage to Guenever, the treachery of Morgan le Fay and the exploits of the Knights of the Round Table, it magically weaves together adventure, battle, love and enchantment. Le Morte D'Arthur looks back to an idealized Medieval world and is full of wistful, elegiac regret for a vanished age of chivalry. Edited and published by William Caxton in 1485, Malory's prose romance drew on French and English verse sources to give an epic unity to the Arthur myth, and remains the most magnificent re-telling of the story in English.
Author: Sir Thomas Malory
Publisher: D. S. Brewer
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Literary Collections
Malory completed 'The Morte Darthur' in 1469-70 and the two earliest surviving witnesses - the Winchester manuscript and Caxton's printed edition - were both produced within the next 16 years. This present edition of Malory's book comes closer than ever before to what Malory intended to write.
Author: ICON Reference
Publisher: ICON Group International
Release Date: 2006-05
Genre: Foreign Language Study
If you are either learning Chinese, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Chinese speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume II. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Chinese-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Chinese synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages.
This ebook collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Le Morte D'Arthur is today one of the best-known works of Arthurian literature in English. Malory interprets existing French and English stories about the legendary King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, Merlin, and the Knights of the Round Table, and adds the original material on the myths and tales.
Author: Thomas Sir Malory, 15th Cent
Publisher: Wentworth Press
Release Date: 2016-08-27
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Author: Thomas Malory
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
Release Date: 2009-04
The complete Arthurian legend, volume one. King Arthur, Queen Genever, Sir Launcelot du Lake, Uther Pendragon, Sir Tristram, Sir Galahad, Morgan Le Fay, Merlin and others, in timeless tales of chivalry and knighthood.