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An essential collection of chivalric romance, swordplay, wizardry and brutal feats of courage Malory's 15th century Morte d'Arthur is one of the world's greatest pieces of myth-making, with most gothic and modern fantasy finding its roots in this splendid mix of history, magic and literature. This selected edition features many of Aubrey Beardsley's classic illustrations.
Hardcover, 480 pages
Published September 15th 2017 by Flame Tree Publishing
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2.5 stars; it would be two if not for the lovely illustrations included in the book + the fact that it's a condensed version, which I am grateful for.

Things in the legend I liked:
* Tristram and Isolde; their story was interesting. They were fairly flat characters, but the story had enough going on that I was engaged.

* The early chapters of Arthur's childhood + the story of Excalibur. If you've seen Disney's The Sword in the Stone, you've basically seen this part of the legend. The Disney film is
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Sir Thomas Malory was a knight in the fifteenth century, who, while imprisoned, compiled the collection of tales we know as Le Morte D'Arthur, translating the legend of King Arthur from original French tales such as the Vulgate Cycle.