" A highly readable modern version of |
the timeless legends of King Arthur "
Sir Thomas Malory
LE MORTE DARTHUR
Edited by R.M. Lumiansky
Over 750 pages
First Collier Books Edition 1986
Copyright © 1986 Macmillan Publishing Company
Copyright © 1982 by R.M. Lumiansky
LE MORTE DARTHUR
" A splendid one-volume edition of
the classic medieval legend "
" The adventures of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table have enthralled readers for over 500 years.
Malory's Le Morte Darthur is the best-known and most influential work of fifteenth-century English literature, with descendants as wide-ranging as Tennyson's Idylls, the musical Camelot, and the movies of Monty Python.
This outstanding one-volume edition brings the age of chivalry to life in clear, compelling language that preserves all the excitement of the original masterpiece.
The glorious tournaments, epic battles, the perilous quest for the Holy Grail, the tragic romances of Tristan and Iseult, of Lancelot and Guinevere, are as thrilling today as they were five centuries ago. "
" This superb one-volume edition is edited by R.M. Lumiansky, a distinguished medievalist who has modernized the text to offer "a highly accessible and readable version." (Booklist). "
" Editorial Note
Part One The Coming of Arthur and the Round Table
I. The Birth of Arthur, the Sword in the Stone, and the First Wars
II. Balyn le Savage and the Dolorous Stroke
III. Arthur's Wedding, the Three Quests, and the Oath
IV. Merlyn's Burial, the Battle With the Five Kings,
and Morgan le Fay's Treachery
V. Gawain, Uwayne, Marhaus, and the Three Damosels
Part Two Arthur's War Against the Emperor Lucius
Part Three Sir Lancelot du Lake
Part Four Sir Gareth of Orkney
Part Five Sir Tristram of Lyoness
I. La Belle Isoud
II. Sir Lamorak de Galys
III. La Cote Male Tayle
IV. Tristram's Madness and Exile
V. The Castle of Maidens
VI. The Round Table
VII. King Mark of Cornwall
VIII. Alexander the Orphan
IX. The Tournament at Surluse
X. The Castle of Joyous Gard
XI. The Red City
XII. The Tournament at Lonezep
XIII. Sir Palomides
XIV. Sir Lancelot and Elaine
XV. Sir Palomides' Christening
Part Six The Quest of the Grail
I. The Departure
II. The Miracles
III. Sir Percival
IV. Sir Lancelot
V. Sir Gawain
VI. Sir Bors de Ganys
VII. Sir Galahad
VIII. The Castle of Corbenic
IX. The Miracle of Galahad
Part Seven Lancelot and Guenivere
I. The Poisoned Apple
II. The Fair Maiden of Astolat
III. The Great Tournament
IV. The Knights of the Cart
V. The Healing of Sir Urry
Part Eight The Death of Arthur
I. Sir Aggravain the Open-Mouthed
II. Sir Gawain the Vengeful
III. The Siege of Benwick
IV. The Day of Destiny
V. Last Things "
This book is in very nice condition with moderate wear to the cover including some creases and edgewear.
No torn or ripped pages.
No markings or writing.