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Le Morte D'Arthur

By Sir Thomas Malory
February 1999
Paperback, 976 pages
Modern Library
ISBN 0375753222




This version of the tale of King Arthur and his court is the authentic, medieval source for the story - for it was indeed written during the (late) Middle Ages, by the talented and somewhat fanciful Sir Thomas Malory.

It is not surprising, therefore, that in Le Morte D'Arthur Malory creates a world for his legendary characters that is distinctly medieval in setting: there are jousts, knights errant, petty nobles scheming for power and position, plenty of chivalry, hints of courtly love, and of course the Quest for the Holy Grail. And although many scholars believe that Arthur was an historic person (and not a mythical being) who actually lived during the Dark Ages, Malory's convincing context still remains part of our collective imagination.

If you are a fan of the stories of Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, then this is the book for you. And at Mythography, we believe that reading Le Morte D'Arthur is an essential foundation for the study of King Arthur.

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