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Author: Thomas Malory, SirMaureen OkunIsobel GrundyDon LePanJerome J McGannAll authors
Publisher: Peterborough, Ontario ; Tonawanda, NY : Broadview Press, 2015.
Series: Broadview anthology of British literature edition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

This selected edition of Le Morte Darthur presents most of the material concerning Launcelot and all of the Morte's final two books in lightly modernized form.


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Named Person: Thomas Malory, Sir
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Malory, Sir; Maureen Okun; Isobel Grundy; Don LePan; Jerome J McGann; Anne Lake Prescott; Barry V Qualls
ISBN: 9781554811595 1554811597
OCLC Number: 883940237
Notes: Orthography and spelling have been either modernized or normalized from the Middle English; text prepared from the Winchester manuscript.
Description: 374 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction Le Morte Darthur: Selections 1. From The Marriage of King Uther unto King Arthur [Selection: from the opening to the crowning of Arthur] 2. A Noble Tale of Sir Launcelot du Lake 3. The Book of Sir Tristram de Lyones [Selections: concerning Sir Launcelot and Elaine of Corbin] 4. The Noble Tale of the Sankgreal [Selections: the beginning of the quest, Sir Launcelot's adventures in the quest, the achievement of the Sankgreal] 5. The Tale of Sir Launcelot and Queen Guinevere 6. The Death of Arthur Appendix A: Manuscripts and Editions 1. Sample Page from the Winchester Manuscript (folio 409v) 2. William Caxton's Preface and Colophon to Le Morte Darthur 3. Sample Page from Wynken de Worde's 1498 edition of Le Morte Darthur (sig. S. v. verso) Appendix B: Source Material 1. From the Alliterative Morte Arthure [Mordred gives a threnody for Gawain, lines 3874-3885] 2. From the Stanzaic Morte Arthur [Arthur dreams of the Wheel of Fortune; Bedivere is reluctant to cast Excaliber in the lake; the ship of ladies carries Arthur away, lines 3446-3523] 3. From the Vulgate Story of Merlin [Arthur takes the sword from the stone] 4. From the Prose Lancelot I [Lancelot and Guenevere meet] 5. From the Prose Lancelot II [Guenevere kisses Lancelot for the first time] 6. From the Vulgate Death of Arthur (La Mort Artu) [Arthur reads the Maiden of Escalot's letter; Lancelot and Guenevere are caught in the queen's chamber] Appendix C: Romance and Chivalry 1. Illustration, Launcelot and Guinevere in bed, from Le Livre de Lancelot del Lac (folio 312v) 2. From Andreas Capellanus, The Art of Courtly Love (excerpts from Book 1, the ""Rules of Love"" from Book 2) 3. From a Contemporary Account of the Tournament between Anthony Rivers Lord Scales and the Bastard of Burgundy (1467 CE) 4. From Ramon Lull, Book of the Order of Chivalry , "On th'Office that Appertaineth to a Knight" Works Cited and Recommended Reading
Series Title: Broadview anthology of British literature edition.
Other Titles: Morte d'Arthur.
Responsibility: Sir Thomas Malory ; contributing editor, Le Morte Darthur: Selections: Maureen Okun, Vancouver Island University ; general editors, Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Joseph Black, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Leonard Conolly, Trent University, Kate Flint, University of Southern California, Isobel Grundy, University of Alberta, Don LePan, Broadview Press, Roy Liuzza, University of Tennessee, Jerome J. McGann, University of Virginia, Anne Lake Prescott, Barnard College, Barry V. Qualls, Rutgers University, Claire Waters, University of California, Davis.


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