Le Morte D'Arthur

Le Morte D'Arthur

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A new and unabridged edition of what is arguably the finest Arthurian romance, written by a colourful knight in the late 15th century. This volume presents the Caxton version, with Caxton's preface, romantically illustrated by Anna-Maria Ferguson. The introduction discusses the authenticity of the two different versions as well as the candidates for authorship. However, Matthews bases his opinions on a rather idealised reading of what is still an energetic, robust and thoroughly enjoyable narrative.
Publisher: London : Cassell, c2000.
Edition: Complete, unabridged, new illustrated edition
ISBN: 9780304353675
0304353671
Branch Call Number: MALORY T
Characteristics: lxxiv, 950 pages, [64] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Le morte d'Arthur.

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