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Le Morte d'Arthur

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Written by Sir Thomas MaloryAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Sir Thomas Malory
Introduction by Elizabeth BryanAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Elizabeth Bryan

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 992 pages
  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • On Sale: February 22, 1999
  • Price: $17.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-375-75322-0 (0-375-75322-2)
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With an Introduction by Elizabeth J. Bryan.

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 broth-erhood and community, a love worth dying for, and valor, honor, and chivalry.