Synopses & Reviews
Thomas Malory, knight, adventurer, and soldier died on March 14, 1471, having spent the last 20 years of his life in prison, where he wrote most of his works. KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS is a thoroughly readable, accurate rendering of Malory's famous stories of King Arthur, Merlin, Lancelot, Gawain, and the Holy Grail. It includes the familiar exploits that have become part of the cultural tradition of the English-speaking world.
"I admire both the introduction and the selections."--David Wallace, University of Minnesota
"Excellent intro - the illustrations are a nice touch as well. An update of the bibliographical essay (it goes only as late as 1971) is my only suggestion for improvement. I will definately use it again next spring for my intro. to medieval English literature class."--Robert W. Barrett, Jr., University of Pennsylvania
"Invaluable selection from the greatest English Arthurian work, and indispensable foundation for the study of the contemporary legend."--Professor Thomas A. Shippey, St. Louis University
"I've used this book for years."--Deborah J. Hyland, St. Louis University
"The best student edition of Malory available. It cleaves Keith Baines's limp translation from the brain pan to the saddle bow."--Lan Lipscomb, Troy State University, AL
This thoroughly readable collection of Malory's famous stories of King Arthur includes the familiar legends, plots, exploits, and characters which have become part of the cultural tradition of the English-speaking world.