Le Morte D'Arthur: Volume 1 (The Penguin English Library)

Le Morte D'Arthur: Volume 1 (The Penguin English Library)

Thomas Malory


Sir Thomas Malory's richly evocative and captivating model of the Arthurian legend

Recounting Arthur's start, 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 around desk, it magically weaves jointly experience, conflict, love and appeal. Le Morte D'Arthur looks again to an idealized Medieval international and is filled with wistful, elegiac remorse for a vanished age of chivalry. Edited and released via William Caxton in 1485, Malory's prose romance drew on French and English verse resources to provide an epic harmony to the Arthur fantasy, and is still the main wonderful re-telling of the tale in English.

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