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The death of King Arthur [electronic resource] : Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur : a retelling / by Peter Ackroyd.

Ackroyd, Peter, 1949- (Author). Malory, Thomas, Sir, Morte d'Arthur. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781101543023 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1101543027 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 9781101545904 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1101545909 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource.
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, 2011.

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Formatted Contents Note: The Death of King Arthur -- The Tale of King Arthur. Merlin ; The knight with the two swords ; Arthur and Guinevere ; The wickedness of Morgan le Fay -- The adventures of Sir Lancelot Du Lake -- Tristram and Isolde. Isolde the fair ; Tristram's madness and exile ; Tristram and the Round Table ; The reunion of Tristram and Isolde -- The Adventure of the Holy Grail. The miracle of the Holy Grail ; The quest begins ; The quest goes on ; Lancelot and Galahad. The miracle of Galahad -- Lancelot and Guinevere. The poisoned apple ; The fair maid of Astolat ; The knight of the cart -- The Death of Arthur. The strife begins ; The vengeance of Gawain ; Lancelot and Gawain ; The day of destiny ; The dolorous death and departing out of this world of Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere.
Summary, etc.: In this modern adaptation of the story of King Arthur, the author resurrects the legendary epic of Camelot. The names of Arthur, Merlin, Lancelot, Guinevere, Galahad, the sword of Excalibur, and the court of Camelot are as recognizable as any from the world of myth. Although many versions exist of the stories of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, Le Morte d'Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory endures as the most moving and richly inventive. In this abridged retelling the author transforms Malory's fifteenth-century work into a dramatic modern story, vividly bringing to life a world of courage and chivalry, magic, and majesty. The golden age of Camelot, the perilous search for the Holy Grail, the love of Guinevere and Lancelot, and the treachery of Arthur's son Mordred are all rendered into contemporary prose.
Source of Description Note: Description based on print version record.
Subject: Arthur, King > Fiction.
Great Britain > Kings and rulers > Fiction.
Knights and knighthood > Great Britain > Fiction.
Britons > Fiction.
Genre: Arthurian romances.
Historical fiction.
Electronic books.

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