The Death of King Arthur

The Death of King Arthur

Thomas Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur : A Retelling

Book - 2011 | 1st American ed. --
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Acclaimed biographer Peter Ackroyd vibrantly resurrects the legendary epic of Camelot in this modern adaptation.

The names of Arthur, Merlin, Lancelot, Guinevere, Galahad, the sword of Excalibur, and the court of Camelot are as recognizable as any from the world of myth. Although many versions exist of the stories of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, Le Morte d'Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory endures as the most moving and richly inventive. In this abridged retelling the inimitable Peter Ackroyd transforms Malory's fifteenth-century work into a dramatic modern story, vividly bringing to life a world of courage and chivalry, magic, and majesty. The golden age of Camelot, the perilous search for the Holy Grail, the love of Guinevere and Lancelot, and the treachery of Arthur's son Mordred are all rendered into contemporary prose with Ackroyd's characteristic charm and panache. Just as he did with his fresh new version of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, Ackroyd now brings one of the cornerstones of English literature to a whole new audience.

Publisher: New York : Viking Penguin, 2011.
Edition: 1st American ed. --
ISBN: 9780670023073
0670023078
Branch Call Number: FIC ACKRO 9254ul 1
FIC ACKRO 9254mv 1
Characteristics: xv, 316 p.
Additional Contributors: Malory, Thomas Sir,15th cent.

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