Le Morte D’Arthur - Research Article from World Literature and Its Times

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by Sir Thomas Malory

evidence has come to light that definitively links the author of Le Morte D’Arthur (also known as the Morte Darthur and the Morte D’Arthur) with any one of them. What the author tells us about himself is scanty; he says that his name is Sir Thomas Malory, that he is a knight and a prisoner, and that he finished his book in the ninth year of the reign of King Edward IV—that is, in 1469 or 1470. He wrote no other work that is known. Since the late nineteenth century critics have for the most part believed that he was Sir Thomas Malory of Newbold Revel in Warwickshire, though substantial objections have been raised to this identification, primarily because the Warwickshire Malory seems to have been a man of habitual and extreme violence. He was indeed an...

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