The Knight Who Became King Arthur's Chronicler
By (author) Christina Hardyment
Format: Paperback / softback
Malory by Christina Hardyment
Book DescriptionVirtually all modern versions of the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table are derived from a single book: Sir Thomas Malory's Morte d'Arthur (1469), one of the world's most renowned literary works. Yet the author, a fifteenth-century knight, has remained an enigma for centuries. Existing historical records imply that Malory was a criminal accused of rape, ambush, rustling, and attacks on abbeys and was imprisoned for most of his life.Using evidence from new historical research and deductions from the only known manuscript copy of Malory's celebrated work, Christina Hardyment brilliantly resolves the contradictions about an extraordinary man and a life marked equally by great achievement and devastating disgrace. Malory is the fascinating chronicle of a loyal soldier enmeshed in the tangled politics of the Wars of the Roses. It is the story of a connoisseur of literature and exemplary writer who created a masterpiece meant to inspire princes and knights to high endeavors and noble acts. "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780060935290
Paperback / softback
(226mm x 154mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Harper Perennial
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publish Date: 26-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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