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Le Morte D'Arthur - Volume I [Paperback]

Thomas Malory
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June 1 2004
A timeless tale of love, chivalry, and heroism repackaged and re-released to coincide with Touchstone’s Summer 2004 major motion picture release KING ARTHUR. The epic story of King Arthur never fails to stir the imaginations of readers everywhere, and it will capture hearts anew this summer when it comes alive on the big screen. While many editions of the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table exist, Malory’s is the definitive classic. First published in 1485, this was one of the first, and remains one of the greatest, works of prose in the English language. This marvelous version of Arthurian lore includes all of the famous stories and characters, including Merlin, Mordred, Tristan, Isolde, Lancelot, Guenever, and the Holy Grail. Combining romance and battle, magic and sorcery, death and daring, it is as modern and stirring today as it was five centuries ago. The movie is sure to spark renewed interest in this timeless classic, which will be handsomely packaged with tie-in art from the film.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The once and future king Feb. 21 2006
By FrKurt Messick HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Sir Thomas Mallory was a great one to write the adventures of King Arthur and his knights - a knight himself, he led a life of intrigue and adventure, albeit not one that always lived up to the ideas of chivalry he penned at the heart of the Arthurian legends. Mallory did not invent Arthur; he is one of the principle medieval chroniclers, having time (he was in prison with nothing else to do, after all) to set down in prose stories he'd heard throughout his life. These were popular tales, not always told in the same way with the same details, as is true of most oral legends and transmitted stories, much to the later frustration of scholars and readers. The earliest printing of Mallory's stories had his authorship suppressed by Caxton, one of the better-known publishers of the time.
The earliest Arthurian legends date back as far as the late Roman times in Britain. Controversies abound, but many have settled on a late Roman or Romano-British general named Arturius - however, given the linguistic nature of the name (it is derivative of ruler or leader), it is impossible to know if this was in fact a name or a title, and the legends may be compilations of the acts of many leaders bearing the name. There was also a Welsh leader with the name/title Arddu, 'Dark One', who is sometimes conflated into Arthurian legend. Arthur was celebrated in the pre-Norman times for the order and stability he represented; Arthur was celebrated in post-Norman times for his campaigns against Saxons. Arthur continues to be an intriguing character, today reminiscent of ancient mysteries as well as pagan and new age ideas as well.
In any event, Mallory doesn't attach specific dates to his tales. The book actually consists of many tales.
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