Le Morte d'Arthur

Le Morte d'Arthur

King Arthur and the Legends of the Round Table

Signet Classics
by Sir Thomas Malory, Keith Baines, Robert Graves (Introduction)
Publisher: Signet Classics
Mass market paperback, 552 pages
List Price: $7.95 Sale Price: $6.76

In a time when there were damsels in distress to save and mythical dragons to slay, King Arthur and his knights of the Round table were there to render justice in the face of any danger. From the incredible wizardry of Merlin to the undeniable passion of Sir Launcelot, these tales of Arthur and his knights offer epic adventures with the supernatural as well as timeless battles with our own humanity.

Keith Baines's splendid rendition of Le Morte d'Arthur faithfully preserves the original flavor of Malory's masterpiece—that of banners and bloodshed, knights and ladies, Christians and sorcerers, sentiment and savagery. It remains a vivid medieval tapestry woven about a central figure who symbolizes the birth of an age of chivalry.

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FLAWS: Strong violence, sexual references
Summary: This modern update of the King Arthur legend is faithful to Malory's account but much less tedious.

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