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Le Morte d'Arthur, or, The whole book of King Arthur and of his noble knights of the Round Table.


Le Morte d'Arthur 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. , or, The whole book of King Arthur and of his noble knights of the Round Table Knights of the Round Table

chivalrous knights in King Arthur’s reign. [Br. Lit.: Le Morte d’Arthur]

See : Chivalry

Knights of the Round Table

set out to find the Holy Grail. [Br. Lit.

Malory, Sir Thomas Malory, Sir Thomas (măl`ərē), d. 1471, English author of Morte d'Arthur. It is almost certain that he was Sir Thomas Malory of Newbold Revell, Warwickshire. Knighted in 1442, he served in the parliament of 1445. . Retold re·told  
Past tense and past participle of retell.
 by Joseph Glaser.

Pegasus Press


357 pages




There is no doubt that Malory served both English literature and the Arthurian canon an enormous service with his 1469 weaving of tales into a coherent cycle. But he can get a little windy for modern taste at times. Glaser (English, Western Kentucky U.) provides readers with the stories in modern English. The index doubles as a glossary of characters.

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Date:Feb 1, 2007
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