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    DescriptionThe definitive English version of the stories of King Arthur, Le Morte Darthur was completed in 1469-70 by Sir Thomas Malory, 'knight-prisoner'. In a resonant prose style, Malory charts the tragic disintegration of the fellowship of the Round Table, destroyed from within by warring factions. Recounting the life of King Arthur, the knightly exploits of Sir Lancelot du Lake, Sir Tristram, Sir Gawain, and the quest for the Holy Grail, Le Morte Darthur depicts the contradictions that underscore the Fellowship's chivalric ideals. A pervading tension cumulates in the revelation of Lancelot and Guenivere's illicit passion, and in Arthur's powerlessness to prevent a related outbreak of violence and revenge. This generously annotated edition is based on the authoritative Winchester manuscript and represents what Malory wrote more closely than the first version printed by William Caxton. Intelligently abridged from the original to make a single substantial volume, the translation is supplemented by a fine Introduction, a Glossary, and extensive Notes ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    Le Morte Darthur
    Subtitle
    The Winchester Manuscript
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sir Thomas Malory, Edited by Helen Cooper
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 624
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 422 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199537341
    ISBN 10: 0199537348
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: FQ
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: ENGL3020, ENGM1012
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: FH
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    DC22: 823.2
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
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    LC classification: BL
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    Libri: ARTU5070
    BISAC V2.8: LCO003000
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    B&T Approval Code: C25105849, A23506030
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FN
    Edition
    Annotated
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    15 December 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Helen Cooper is Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Oxford and Tutorial Fellow, University College, Oxford. She is author of Oxford Guides to Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales (Clarendon Press 1989,rev 1996).