Questions tagged [thomas-malory]

Questions about the English writer Thomas Malory (c. 1415 – 1471) and his work. Malory is credited with writing 'Le Morte d'Arthur' (The Death of Arthur), a prose work based on sources such as Geoffrey of Monmouth's 'History of the Kings of Britain', and two anonymous English works called the 'Alliterative Morte Arthure' and the 'Stanzaic Morte Arthur'.

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Why is the title of "Le Morte d'Arthur" in French if the book is in English?

Le Morte d'Arthur, often considered the first English novel, is an early version of the story of Camelot. The book is according, to Wikipedia, written in Middle English. Why, then, is the title of the ...
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Does Merlin in Le Morte d'Arthur have any kind of backwards aging or memory?

In T. H. White's The Once and Future King (1958), Merlyn ages backwards, remembering the future and constantly becoming younger himself. An old answer on another SE site claims that: This view of ...
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Is there a useful "entry-level" annotated edition of Le Morte d'Arthur

I've always been a huge fan of Arthurian legend, and have read many books and comics etc inspired by it. But I've always wanted to read a telling of the stories that was much closer to the source so ...
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Do we know Merlin enchanted the sword/stone thing?

In Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur it's very heavily implied that Merlin enchanted the stone and the sword in it so it only could be pulled out by the true king of Britain/Arthur: the day came when the ...
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Unabridged edition of Le Morte d'Arthur published before 1923

In what edition of Le Morte d'Arthur, published before 1923, can I find the full, unabridged, uncensored version of Caxton's 1485 text? Yes, I know, Heinrich Oskar Sommer's work is perfect, but it's ...