Le Morte Darthur

The Winchester Manuscript
Author: Sir Thomas Malory,Helen Cooper
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192824202
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 576
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Presents the epic story of King Arthur, his Knights of the Round Table, the sword of Excalibur, and his tragic and poetic death

Le Morte Darthur : The Winchester Manuscript


Author: Thomas Malory
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 019150422X
Category: Fiction
Page: 624
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The greatest English version of the stories of King Arthur, Le Morte Darthur was completed in 1469-70 by Sir Thomas Malory, `knight prisoner'. This generously annotated edition, in a new abridgement by Helen Cooper based on the Winchester manuscript, represents what Malory wrote more closely than the first version printed by William Caxton. - ;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 Lancelot and 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 a fine Introduction, a Glossary, and extensive Notes -

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of his noble knyghtes of the Rounde Table, theyr merveyllous enquestes and aduentures, thachyeuyng of the Sanc Greal; and in the end le Morte Darthur, with the dolourous deth and departying out of thys worlde of them al
Author: Sir Thomas Malory,William Caxton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Arthurian romances
Page: 495
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Sir Thomas Malory's Morte Darthur

a new modern English translation based on the Winchester manuscript
Author: Sir Thomas Malory,Dorsey Armstrong
Publisher: Parlor Pr
ISBN: 9781602351035
Category: Fiction
Page: 645
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Armstrong provides a new, Modern English translation of the "Morte Darthur" that portrays the holistic and comprehensive unity of the text as a whole, based primarily on the Winchester Manuscript.

The Cambridge Companion to the Arthurian Legend


Author: Elizabeth Archibald,Ad Putter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521860598
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 261
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Covers the evolution of the legend over time and analyses the major themes that have emerged.

The Alliterative Morte Arthure

The Owl and the Nightingale, and Five Other Middle English Poems in a Modernized Version
Author: John Gardner
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809306480
Category: Poetry
Page: 298
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Poets of every age deal with roughly the same human emotions, and for the experienced reader poetry is interesting or not depending upon the moment-by-moment intensity of its appeal. This skillful rendering by John Gardner of seven Middle English poems into sparklingly modern verse translation—most of them for the first time—represents a selection of poems that, generally, have real artistic value but are so difficult to read in the original that they are not as well known as they deserve to be. The seven poems are: The Alliterative Morte Arthure, Winner and Waster, The Parlia­ment of the Three Ages, Summer Sunday, The Debate of Body and Soul, The Thrush and the Nightingale, and The Owl and the Nightingale. The first four poems represent high points in the alliterative renais­sance of the fourteenth century. Morte Arthure, here translated for the first time in its entirety into modern verse, is the only heroic romance in Middle English—a work roughly in the same genre as the French Song of Roland. The other three poems have been included in the anthology as further poetic examples. With his employment of extensive comments and notes on the poems, Gardner provides a wealth of aids to appreciation and understanding of his outstanding translations. The anthology will be of interest to general readers as well as to students.

King Arthur In Legend and History


Author: Richard White
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136609830
Category: History
Page: 608
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Presenting selections from medieval Latin, Welsh, English, French and German literature, Richard White traces the Arthurian legend from the earliest mentions of Arthur in Latin chronicles to Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur. Many of these selections are translated here for the time into English. Bringing together an extensive range of diverse material which reveals the development of the figure of Arthur, this anthology enables the reader to understand how the Arthurian legend developed over a period of more than five hundred years. King Arthur in Legend and History also includes a chronology of key Arthurian texts, an appendix of the Arthurian Courts, a list of sources, suggestions for further reading and bibliography. Also inlcludes five maps.

The Once and Future King


Author: T. H. White
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101657545
Category: Fiction
Page: 656
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T. H. White’s masterful retelling of the saga of King Arthur is a fantasy classic as legendary as Excalibur and Camelot, and a poignant story of adventure, romance and magic that has enchanted readers for generations. Once upon a time, a young boy called “Wart” was tutored by a magician named Merlyn in preparation for a future he couldn’t possibly imagine. A future in which he would ally himself with the greatest knights, love a legendary queen and unite a country dedicated to chivalrous values. A future that would see him crowned and known for all time as Arthur, King of the Britons. During Arthur’s reign, the kingdom of Camelot was founded to cast enlightenment on the Dark Ages, while the knights of the Round Table embarked on many a noble quest. But Merlyn foresaw the treachery that awaited his liege: the forbidden love between Queen Guenever and Lancelot, the wicked plots of Arthur’s half-sister Morgause and the hatred she fostered in Mordred that would bring an end to the king’s dreams for Britain—and to the king himself. “[The Once and Future King] mingles wisdom, wonderful, laugh-out-loud humor and deep sorrow—while telling one of the great tales of the Western world.”—Guy Gavriel Kay

Early Irish Myths and Sagas


Author: N.A
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141934816
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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First written down in the eighth century AD, these early Irish stories depict a far older world - part myth, part legend and part history. Rich with magic and achingly beautiful, they speak of a land of heroic battles, intense love and warrior ideals, in which the otherworld is explored and men mingle freely with the gods. From the vivid adventures of the great Celtic hero Cu Chulaind, to the stunning 'Exile of the Sons of Uisliu' - a tale of treachery, honour and romance - these are masterpieces of passion and vitality, and form the foundation for the Irish literary tradition: a mythic legacy that was a powerful influence on the work of Yeats, Synge and Joyce.

The Story of King Arthur and his Knights


Author: Howard Pyle
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1365783650
Category: Fiction
Page: 382
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AFTER several years of contemplation and of thought upon the matter herein contained, it has at last come about..., that I have been able to write this work with such pleasure of spirit that, if it gives to you but a part of the joy that it hath afforded me, I shall be very well content with what I have done. For I believe that King Arthur was the most honorable, gentle Knight who ever lived in all the world. And those who were his fellows of the Round Table... made, altogether, such a company of noble knights that it is hardly to be supposed that their like will ever be seen again in this world... So in the year of grace one thousand nine hundred and two I began to write this history of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table and, if I am able so to do, I shall endeavor, with love of that task, to finish the same at some other time in another book and to the satisfaction of whosoever may care to read the story thereof.

Beowulf (Bilingual Edition)


Author: Seamus Heaney
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393069753
Category: Poetry
Page: 256
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New York Times bestseller and winner of the Whitbread Award. Composed toward the end of the first millennium, Beowulf is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster Grendel and, later, from Grendel's mother. He then returns to his own country and dies in old age in a vivid fight against a dragon. The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and then having to live on in the exhausted aftermath. In the contours of this story, at once remote and uncannily familiar at the beginning of the twenty-first century, Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney finds a resonance that summons power to the poetry from deep beneath its surface. Drawn to what he has called the "four-squareness of the utterance" in ?Beowulf? and its immense emotional credibility, Heaney gives these epic qualities new and convincing reality for the contemporary reader.

The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend


Author: Alan Lupack
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 512
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The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend offers a comprehensive survey of the Arthurian legends in all their manifestations, from the earliest medieval texts to their appearances in contemporary culture. Essential reading for Arthurian scholars, medievalists, and for those interested in myth and legend.

The Romance of Arthur

An Anthology of Medieval Texts in Translation
Author: Norris J. Lacy,James J. Wilhelm
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317341848
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 572
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The Romance of Arthur, James J. Wilhelm’s classic anthology of Arthurian literature, is an essential text for students of the medieval Romance tradition. This fully updated third edition presents a comprehensive reader, mapping the course of Arthurian literature, and is expanded to cover: key authors such as Chrétien de Troyes and Thomas of Britain, as well as Arthurian texts by women and more obscure sources for Arthurian romance extensive coverage of key themes and characters in the tradition a wide geographical range of texts including translations from Latin, French, German, Spanish, Welsh, Middle English, and Italian sources a broad chronological range of texts, encompassing nearly a thousand years of Arthurian romance. Norris J. Lacy builds on the book’s source material, presenting readers with a clear introduction to many accessible modern-spelling versions of Arthurian texts. The extracts are presented in a new reader-friendly format with detailed suggestions for further reading and illustrations of key places, figures, and scenes. The Romance of Arthur provides an excellent introduction and an extensive resource for both students and scholars of Arthurian literature.

Le Morte D'Arthur


Author: Sir Thomas Malory,John Matthews
Publisher: Selfmadehero
ISBN: 9781906838249
Category: Arthurian romances
Page: 144
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The epic legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table is re-imagined here as a visually stunning graphic novel adapted by John Matthews and illustrated by Will Sweeney. This faithful reworking of Sir Thomas Malory's chivalric masterpiece introduces the young Arthur and charts his rise to power as King of Britain and the formation of his Knights of the Round Table. Aided by Merlin, Arthur must unite the kingdoms of Britain under his banner and take on adventures that will take him closer to his destiny and a danger caused by those he loves and trusts most.

The Manuscript and Meaning of Malory's Morte Darthur

Rubrication, Commemoration, Memorialization
Author: K. S. Whetter
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 1843844532
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 276
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An examination of the rubricated letters in the Morte makes a convincing case for the design being by Malory himself.

The Bible

Authorized King James Version
Author: Robert Carroll,Stephen Prickett
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192835253
Category: Religion
Page: 1732
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Presents the authorized King James Version of the Bible, as well as the Apocrypha, with an introduction to the text, notes for each book of the Bible, and essays exploring how the Bible has influenced the literature, art, and culture of the English-speaking world.

The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440655529
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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Steinbeck's only work of fantasy literature—in a deluxe edition with a foreword by Christopher Paolini, New York Times bestselling author of Eragon, Eldest and Brisingr Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur was the first book that John Steinbeck truly enjoyed reading as a child. Fascinated by Arthurian tales of adventure, knighthood, honor and friendship, in addition to the challenging nuances of the original Anglo-Saxon language, Steinbeck set out to render these stories faithfully and with keen animation for a modern audience. Here then is Steinbeck’s modernization of the adventure of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, featuring the icons of Arthurian legend—including King Arthur, Merlin, Morgan le Fay, the incomparable Queen Guinevere, and Arthur's purest knight, Sir Lancelot of the Lake. These enduring tales of loyalty and betrayal in the time of Camelot flicker with the wonder and magic of an era past but not forgotten. Steinbeck's retelling will capture the attention and imagination of legions of Steinbeck fans, including those who love Arthurian romances, as well as countless readers of science fiction and fantasy literature. This edition features a new foreword by Christopher Paolini, author of the number-one New York Times bestselling novels Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr. It also includes the letters John Steinbeck wrote to his literary agent, Elizabeth Otis, and to Chase Horton, the original editor of this volume. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Death of King Arthur

The Immortal Legend
Author: Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141902612
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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An immortal story of chivalry, treachery and death told anew for our times The legend of King Arthur has retained its appeal and popularity through the ages: Mordred's treason, the knightly exploits of Tristan, Lancelot's fatally divided loyalties and his love for Guenevere, the quest for the Holy Grail. Now retold by Peter Ackroyd with his signature clarity, charm and relish for a good story, the result is not only one of the most readable accounts of the knights of the Round Table but also one of the most moving.