Le Morte d'Arthur - Book 10 Summary & Analysis

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Book 10 Summary

Eighty-eight chapters in total, this book is the second part of Tristram's story. Tristram's rise to fame is continued, as is his growing love and admiration for Launcelot, whose respect for Tristram is mutual and unabated. Much of the book also follows the exploits of Palamides, the man who loves La Beale Isoud and hates Tristram.

Tristram saves his enemy, Palamides, but sets a date for a future joust. In the meantime, Tristram has many adventures and "smotes down" many adversaries. Tristram and Launcelot meet, fight and discover each other, and go to King Arthur's court where they are received with great joy. Tristram is awarded the seat at the Round Table of King Marhaus, who he had killed.

King Mark follows Tristram to England to try to kill him, and while he's there, he hears Lamorak lamenting of his love for Margawse. Mark, Dinadan and Lamorak...

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