Thursday, August 13, 2009

Le Morte D'Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory

Le Morte D'Arthur, an extensive telling of the legends of King Arthur and his knights, reads like a history book, yet is more captivating than the style might suggest. It is somewhat confusing trying to keep all of the knights straight, especially since Malory does not order his chapters chronologically, but instead splits the book up into stories of various knights. Surprisingly, a huge chunk of the book deals little with King Arthur, but explores his confidants, enemies, and the quality of knighthood. Though it is a lot of information to take in, the legend of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table is something everyone should have stored away for future literary reference, and Malory is definitely the authority.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PR2043 .B3 1962
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Kirsten Moore, History & Screenwriting Student
Rating: Somewhat Recommended

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