Malory: The Morte Darthur - By Sir Thomas Malory, D. S. Brewer

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Malory: The Morte Darthur

York Medieval Texts

Written by: Sir Thomas Malory, D. S. Brewer
Category: Non Fiction, History, Europe

Book Details:

ISBN 10: 0713153261
ISBN 13: 9780713153262
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 176
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Date Published: United Kingdom, June 1st, 1968
Language: English

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Condition: Acceptable (7122-1)
Notes: Some foxing throughout book., Cover is slightly worn


There is little need specially to commend The Morte Darthur. It has been known for centuries as a superb story of adventure and love, honour and betrayal. Only literary critics have neglected it. It is a long and complex work, during the writing of which Malory perfected his art, and the earlier parts, excellent as they are, have not quite the dramatic power and pervasive deep tragic irony of the story of passion, war, and society that constitutes the last quarter of the book; critics have perhaps not appreciated the difference. By presenting this last quarter, which has its own natural unity within the larger whole, the present edition focuses more sharply on the greatness of Malory's achievement, and allows the reader to see it and enjoy it more readily. The introduction summarizes what must be known of the Arthurian story and Arthurian scholarship to understand and appreciate Malory's work; but the main emphasis is on the writing itself, which still deserves more literary study. The sections on Style, Structure, and The Tragedy of the Honourable Society are original contributions to the criticism of The Morte Darthur.

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