Le Morte D'Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory
King Arthur and the Legends of the Round Table (Signet Classics)

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The legends of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table have inspired some of the greatest works of literature--from Cervantes's Don Quixote to Tennyson's Idylls of the King. Although many versions exist, Malory's stands as the classic rendition. Malory wrote the book while in Newgate Prison during the last three years of his life; it was published some fourteen years later, in 1485, by William Caxton. The tales, steeped in the magic of Merlin, the powerful cords of the chivalric code, and the age-old dramas of love and death, resound across the centuries.

The stories of King Arthur, Lancelot, Queen Guenever, and Tristram and Isolde seem astonishingly moving and modern. Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur endures and inspires because it embodies mankind's deepest yearnings: for brotherhood and community; a love worth dying for; and valor, honor, and chivalry. 'Le Morte d'Arthur remains an enchanted sea for the reader to swim about in, delighting at the random beauties of fifteenth-century prose,' said Robert Graves.

About Sir Thomas Malory

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Sir Thomas Malory was a knight and estate owner in the mid 15th century, who spent many years in prison for political crimes as well as robbery. He wrote Le Morte d'Arthur, the first great English prose epic, while imprisoned in Nwgate. The epic was published in 1485 by William Caxton, the first English printer. Malory is believed to have died in 1471.Keith Baines was born in London, England. He studied at private schools in London and Hampshire, at royal Academy of Music, and at University College, London. He fought in World War II, and after his discharge he turned to his main interest- poetry. Mr. Baines's poems have appeared in periodicals both in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Published February 1, 2013 by Wordsworth Editions. 912 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Political & Social Sciences, Romance, Religion & Spirituality, Action & Adventure. Non-fiction

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