Le Morte D'Arthur - Volume I

Le Morte D Arthur Volume I 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 fate

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 enchantmenLe 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 Edited and published by William Caxton in 1485, Malory s prose romance drew on French and English verse sources to give an epic unity to the Arthur myth, and remains the most magnificent re telling of the story in English.

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  1. Sir Thomas Malory was a knight in the fifteenth century, who, while imprisoned, compiled the collection of tales we know as Le Morte D Arthur, translating the legend of King Arthur from original French tales such as the Vulgate Cycle.

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  1. This was an enjoyable read, if you like knights and stuff The story is a metaphor for the shift in beliefs of many gods to the belief in the Christian god I learned that knights pretty much spend their time on quests and challenging each other at the drop of a hat A typical example would be a conversation like this I say, Sir Gallahad, the color red is above all the best color I disagree, Sir Palomides, for I hold the color green to be the best I challenge you then, let us joust to see once and [...]

  2. Okay, the Morte d Arthur is weird as hell but I love it because it saved my life.Well maybe not my life.But some part of my life.Basically at university there was this exam where you had to analyse a bit of Medieval poetry given to you from a set selection of texts Everyone did Pearl because it was short and the other option were insane one of them being THE ENTIRETY of the fucking Morte.Anyway, I hate Pearl.It all looks the same.And that guy has some creepy ideas about his daughter, just sayin. [...]

  3. Have I read enough medieval romance to be able to judge this work with its contemporaries I m gonna go on a limb and say Sorta There were a few frustrations with this work First that the preface said that there is an earlier manuscript of it that they didn t use, so I m all Wait, why give us the later if there s an earlier Why tell us about it just to tease us The translator s notes tended to be next to useless, leaving confusing words undefined and telling me for the fifth time that gules means [...]

  4. SO INSANELY DULL and repetitive that it s curing my chronic insomnia I m not sure I can get through it, it s just making me so angry a genuine fan of King Arthur and his knights and adventures, I m sorely disappointed in Malory The earliest Arthurian literature is a thousand times imaginative than this I don t think I ll ever understand why it became an instant classic BLECH.

  5. In my opinion, the definitive version of the Arthurian legend.I have read 6 different ones and I always come back to this one.

  6. Puntuaci n 2 5 5 Le do solo el volumen 1, hasta el final del primer libro de Trist n.Bueno No puedo decir que no me ha gustado porque ser a una mentira, pero tampoco ha sido lo que me esperaba S , ya s lo que estar is pensando Es un libro medieval Y es cierto, es un libro de finales de la Edad Media, sobre caballeros andantes, y no ha sido ninguna sorpresa que el estilo fuera repetitivo y que lo nico que hicieran los personajes fuera luchar y luchar Creo que lo que m s me ha decepcionado es lo p [...]

  7. One of the best books on Arthurian literature, Thomas Malory gives us the sad ending, and by the other side the possible return of The once and the future King.

  8. Just so we have no misunderstandings later, these guys knights are not always chivalrous SSSSHHH, Joseph, lest they hear you and do thee smite to gain worship.Second, have things changed since those knightly times Like back then, two knights battle for hours and wound each other nigh to the death What do they do I paraphrase, I have never met me such a worshipful knight as thee, therefore let us fight no longer under oath to the end of our lives, and I love thee the better, even as if thou were [...]

  9. Interesting that this and the Malleus Maleficarum were published in the same decade Well, interesting to me, at least Le Morte d Arthur is a timeless classic and this version is pretty much THE version Hard not to enjoy it, or, well, maybe it s easy for others not to enjoy it, but as an Arthurian fan, it s totally my jam.

  10. I m glad Penguin published this book in two volumes, so that I can give four stars to the first half which is a little generous, if anything , and five to volume two Taken as a whole, an amazing piece of literature, and perhaps the definitive version of the Arthurian story While there is a continuous plot to the entire saga although not always in chronological order , it s broken up into various nearly stand alone sections, each with its own heroes and storylines I found that most of the weaker [...]

  11. This is the first volume of Le Morte d Arthur and shouldn t be seen as the first book of a trilogy, just the first half, and not meant to be read alone I agree with the reviewer who said this is not for the faint of heart, and few general readers are going to find this a great read If you re looking for an absorbing, entertaining read with characters you can relate to and root for, you re absolutely, positively in the wrong place Read instead Arthurian novels such as T.H White s The Once and Fut [...]

  12. Bad to start off with a lie regarding a book about honor and chivalry I d read this before But it s a book that keeps on giving, in part because of the style, the broad strokes of character and story that carve out essences or habits but leave you a lot of space to muse on what people are about Is Gawain a lout I say yes, mostly, because when he s rushed, or confused, or outnumbered, he usually chooses the selfish or easy way out In contrast, Launcelot never does At this point, in Volume 1, his [...]

  13. Although these stories are collected into a book, this is not a novel, and it s just Part 1 On the other hand the stories are stand alone, so I think I can review it a bit.The first part is all about King Arthur s lineage and them him consolidating his kingdom It s not that exciting because Merlin just tells King Arthur what to do and he does it and everything goes well Everyone does marvelous deeds of arms and is a passing good knight I don t suggest skipping it because it gets you used to the [...]

  14. Love this book, it has a certain charm to it that you don t find any Lots of adventure, jousting, knight challenges, dragon fighting, fair ladies damsels in distress, magical warfare, knight code of conduct chivalry, etc The medieval stories have a veil of the many mysteries of a world in those dark but simpler times filled with romance and adventure of the unknown.Let s meet all the knights from the round table Arthur the king, general and knight married to Guinevere, whose father sent the roun [...]

  15. First, let me note that I am reviewing it as a whole I checked out the two volumes from the library and returned them, so sadly, I don t know where one stopped and the other began Sorry Also, some spoilers, but anyone familiar with the legend shouldn t be surprised.Ah, King Arthur and his Knights It brings back memories of a fourth grade me listening to my librarian spin great and chivalrous tales I remember distinctly, her describing Morgan Le Fay taking the magical sheath to Exaclibur from Kin [...]

  16. I m currently going through an obsessive Arthurian phase and what better to feed my passion than the first English print of the legend Now, yes, this does mean it happens to be written in a modernised version of Old English and yes I was a bit irritated when I found Peter Ackroyd s Modern English version the day before I finished but I think this adds a certain charm to the tale I certainly discovered that I regret the loss of some words and phrases from the English language eg, anon, wonderly w [...]

  17. Tradicional y cl sica novela de caballer as, llena de aventuras, amor y honor Pese a ser un g nero denostado en uno de mis libros favoritos Don Quijote de la Mancha II , siempre me ha gustado c mo enlaza una aventura con otra por el mero hecho de vivir aventuras El rey Arturo y sus caballeros de la tabla redonda especialmente el gran Lanzarote del Lago est n entre mis personajes literarios preferidos de todos los tiempos Por otro lado, siempre me ha causado curiosidad que el rey Arturo pueda ser [...]

  18. IntroductionFurther ReadingEditor s Note Le Morte D Arthur Volume INotes to Volume IGlossary of Proper NounsGlossary

  19. For a book called The Death of Arthur it doesn t really have as much of him as I was expecting After the beginning bit that talks about his conception and how he came to be king, most of this book has to do with the exploits of the knights in his court You see, the knights are so inspired that Arthur in his exhaled position as high king of all england will still do the comparatively lowly work a knight And they get inspired to do great feats to prove their worth A lot of these knights, and the v [...]

  20. I read this because there are some modern retellings of the Arthur stories that I thoroughly enjoyed, and I was curious to see what those were being based off of In the end, as far as reading for pleasure goes, I think I would still choose the modern retellings, but I don t regret perusing over Malory s version What struck me from the very first sentence was the language, which was nothing like I have ever read before I make no claims to be grammatically correct, in fact there is a red squiggly [...]

  21. Having finally picked up and finished a book I put down over a year before, the prickly charms of Le Morte d Arthur have slowly revealed themselves to me In the language and diction of the King James Bible, the deeds of Arthur and his men take on an almost Biblical tone, not entirely in keeping with the peculiar moral code to which they held The earlier books in Volume 1 are colorful, with their blend of magic, pageantry and history as the book goes on and launches into the novel length tale of [...]

  22. I like it Enough is familiar from having grown up with Arthurian tales, but enough is different that it is full of surprises You can truly imagine the plots and plans and the spells and sorcerers It is a great picture of the culture, mannerisms, ideals, and especially the thought process of the era.

  23. a case of interesting than enjoyable, malory s style is incredibly terse and the iconic scenes of king arthur present in this volume like the sword and the stone or the lady of the lake come across in a dry sentence or two overall i thought the french stuff like troyes and the welsh stuff like sir gawain b w green knight were better reads king arthur takes a bit of a backseat in this volume, aside from the stories of his ascension to power, which contains possibly the most confusing battle scen [...]

  24. from There are multiple candidates for first novel in English partly because of ignorance of earlier works, but largely because the term novel can be defined so as to exclude earlier candidates Some critics require a novel to be wholly original and so exclude retellings like Le Morte d Arthur Most critics distinguish between an anthology of stories with different protagonists, even if joined by common themes and milieus, and the novel which forms a connected narrative , and so also exclude Le Mo [...]

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