Le Morte Darthur

Le Morte Darthur

The Winchester Manuscript

Book - 1998
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The definitive English version of the stories of King Arthur, Le Morte Darthur was completed in 1469-70 by Sir Thomas Malory, `knight-prisoner'. In a resonant prose style, Malory charts the tragic disintegration of the fellowship of the Round Table, destroyed from within by warring factions.Recounting the life of King Arthur, the knightly exploits of Sir Lancelot du Lake, Sir Tristram, Sir Gawain, and the quest for the Holy Grail, Le Morte Darthur depicts the contradictions that underscore the Fellowship's chivalric ideals. A pervading tension cumulates in the revelation of Lancelotand Guenivere's illicit passion, and in Arthur's powerlessness to prevent a related outbreak of violence and revenge. This generously annotated edition is based on the authoritative Winchester manuscript and represents what Malory wrote more closely than the first version printed by William Caxton. Intelligently abridged from the original to make a single substantial volume, the translation is supplemented by afine Introduction, a Glossary, and extensive Notes
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
ISBN: 9780192824202
0192824201
Branch Call Number: 823.2 Malor 3558ad 1
Characteristics: xxxiii, 576 p. --
Additional Contributors: Cooper, Helen 1947-
Alternative Title: Morte d'Arthur

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