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Comprehensive book on Arthurian Legend

ArteEtLabore14

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Anyone? Looking for something that's very detailed, close to whatever original source material there may be, but has to be prose. Thanks.
 

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I've got one at home, but I don't remember what the title is. I can look it up and post later.
 

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Originally Posted by Teacher
I've got one at home, but I don't remember what the title is. I can look it up and post later.

Appreciate it
 

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Originally Posted by shov
John Steinbeck's The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights

I had that in high school is was extremely fun to read. If I understand correctly, Steinbeck takes quite a bit of liberty to adapt the characters and stories to his own interests.
 

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Steinbeck's book is fun, but if you want close to original, it's easy - Mallory, Le Morte d'Arthur - I've got the two-volume Penguin Classic edition.

Cheers,
Hal
 

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Mallory is only a partial adaptation of the French Vulgate, where he reinterprets a lot of the original elements. Interesting book nonetheless.
If you can find a modern translation, the entire Lancelot-Grail is definitely worth reading.
ChrÃ
tien de Troyes also wrote some of the best Arthurian stories. It's in verse, but modern translations are available in prose (as long as you stay away from the Everyman edition, it's a poor translation).
 

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