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ISBN: 0554266172
Author: Thomas Malory
Language: English
Publisher: BiblioLife; Large type / large print edition edition (August 18, 2008)
Pages: 608
Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 540
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Le Morte d’Arthur, Vol. 1 (Chap. Chapter I. How Uther Pendragon sent for the duke of Cornwall and Igraine his wife, and of their departing suddenly again.

Le Morte d’Arthur, Vol. IT befell in the days of Uther Pendragon, when he was king of all England, and so reigned, that there was a mighty duke in Cornwall that held war against him long time. And the duke was called the Duke of Tintagil. And so by means King Uther sent for this duke, charging him to bring his wife with him, for she was called a fair lady, and a passing wise, and her name was called Igraine.

Le Morte d'Arthur book. by Sir Thomas Malory. Le Morte d'Arthur is a reworking by Sir Thomas Malory of existing tales. Start by marking Le Morte d'Arthur: Volume 1: Large Print as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Read by Sir Thomas Malory.

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King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table. BOOK VII. How Beaumains came to King Arthur's Court and demanded three petitions of King Arthur. BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE. CHAPTER II. How Sir Launcelot and Sir Gawaine were wroth because Sir Kay mocked Beaumains, and of a damosel which desired a knight to fight for a lady.

The book contains some of Malory’s own original material (the Gareth story) and retells the older stories in light of Malory’s own views and interpretations.

Le Morte D'Arthur is Sir Thomas Malory's richly evocative and enthralling version of the Arthurian legend

Le Morte D'Arthur is Sir Thomas Malory's richly evocative and enthralling version of the Arthurian legend. Recounting Arthur's birth, 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 Round Table, it magically weaves together adventure, battle, love and enchantment. Le Morte D'Arthur looks back to an idealized Medieval world and is full of wistful, elegiac regret for a vanished age of chivalry

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Keith Baines' re-typing of the classic Le Morte D'Arthur originally by Sir Thomas Malory entirely transforms the reading of this story from nearly unbearable (due to the old English words and spelling) and painful into an easy to read and awesome telling of the legend of King Arthur. The reason I bought this book is because I am taking a 3-credit course called Introduction to Arthurian Legend, and our first reading was this book but in old style English. I tried and tried to learn and adapt to the style and learn those old words that we don't use anymore, but I just came up frustrated with it and lacking understanding of what I was reading. In search of a modern language version that holds the integrity of the original story and structure, I found Keith Baines' rendition, and what a lifesaver it was. I was about to drop the whole class, but his book not only made the reading more understandable but so much more enjoyable to read. And not only that, the amount of reading is very noticeably reduced in length because all the ye's and thy's were cut out entirely. You can get all the information in 20 pages in this book that would've taken you 30+ pages in the original old-English version. I've taken a few exams, using this book instead of the original, and I have got 90% or more on each test, so it is an accurate retelling. One thing I did notice about Keith Baines' version compared to the older text is: In Book 4, Chapter 25 of the original text, there are FOUR sons that Sir Marhaus fights, but in Baines' rendition there are SIX sons. But that is the only detail that I have noticed that is different.

If you don't like Old English reading but want to read about the legend of King Arthur -- BUY this book, you will not be disappointed.
If you are interested in Welsh myths and legends, or tales related to Arthur and Merlin, or even just the roots of classic fantasy, you have probably encountered some reference to Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur". I've been aware of it for years; from time to time I've owned and lost or misplaced yard sale paperback copies of it. But I'd never actually gotten around to reading it. Well, if you're in that boat, or just curious, this is an excellent free, well formatted, readable and navigable Kindle copy.

This version has been issued in two volumes, which are currently available as two separate Kindle freebie downloads. (Volume 1 and Volume 2. Volume 1 has the first nine "books" and Volume 2 has the remaining "books". ) Volume 1 opens with an excellent introduction by A. W. Pollard addressing the book's authorship and history. It also contains the original preface by William Caxton, who, in 1469, was the original printer of the book. This set of volumes contains all of the original books and chapters, as edited and mauled by Caxton in his rush to produce the book, except that spelling and some grammar has been updated. Just from the point of view of its convenience, readability and accessibility this is a righteous freebie find.

But, is it worth actually downloading and reading? I surprised myself by concluding that it is. This book is the source of all of the stories that we think we know about Arthur. (From the sword in the stone, on.) Scholars continue to argue about whether there was an Arthur at all, and if so if he was more than just a local Briton chieftain, but while that is a fascinating question for scholars and historians, (see, for example, this excellent treatment: Worlds of Arthur: Facts and Fictions of the Dark Ages),to me that has little or no bearing on the joys of "Le Mort d'Arthur". The Arthur stories are an essential foundation to almost all classic British and, by extension American, high fantasy. Even though most of it was recycled from fancy pants old French versions of even older Welsh stories, Arthur must be reckoned with.

And these stories are a hoot. I didn't read them closely and with an academic's eye. Heck, I skimmed some parts. But there is depth and feeling here. These stories are more gripping, more stirring, and more immediate than the Disnefied versions would suggest. These are well-imagined and well-told tales of honor and bravery and sacrifice, with real style and substance.

So, if you are so inclined, and if you've ever wondered a bit about the Arthur phenomenon, this is a convenient, cheap and painless way to deepen your understanding and reward your effort. Can't ask much more than that from a Kindle freebie.
Thomas Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur (King Arthur, et al, tales) was an early influence on John Steinbeck. For that reason alone you should read it. And on a more personal level, my grandmother read these tales to me when I was just a small boy. While she sits in her easy chair, light casting the shadow of the book on me, I uncross my legs and stretch out on the floor beside her chair and finally drift into dream. The King Arthur stories are told in many variations and you probably already know some of the stories. Get the real thing; read it to your children; read it to your grandchildren. This is the kind of memory that will stay with them and will probably be repeated over and over to generations of children yet unborn.
This is a reprint of the very first published King Arthur legend and it is very difficult to read. The spelling has been modernized but the grammar and prose have not. I couldn't get more than a quarter of the way into this thing.
You would have to be a real King Arthur nut to be willing to put your self thru the headache of trying to make since of this thing.
On the other hand it was free, so there isn't any real risk.
Malory's prison-written tales are always a hell of a thing to get through, but also incredibly worth reading. If you don't mind twenty pages about what knight rode what horse (and the lineage of the steed), and what the baker went through to cook that night's feast and every origin of the ingredient. Sort of like GRRM.

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