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Le Morte d'Arthur Summary
Thomas Malory

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Le Morte d'Arthur Summary


Although Le Morte d'Arthur is thought to have been written in 1469, the first known publication was in 1485, by William Caxton. Caxton's edition was divided into 21 books and 506 chapters. In 1934 another manuscript was discovered in the Fellows Library of Winchester College. The text of this second manuscript is more fully developed in sections than the earlier known edition and it is divided into ten parts, forming five larger sections. This later manuscript was published in 1947 as The Works of Sir Thomas Malory. This second text, with the divisions into five books, is the text most commonly used text today.

In composing this work, Malory took a body of legends, mostly French in origin, and adapted them to English life, with an English perspective. Malory's sources, dating from 1225-1230, are largely a selection of courtly romances about Launcelot. These stories purport to be historical accounts of King Arthur and his knights...

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