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Le Morte Darthur By Thomas Malory

Le Morte Darthur

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Le Morte Darthur by Thomas Malory

No other edition accurately represents the actual (and likely authorial) divisions of the text as attested to by its two surviving witnesses-Caxton's 1485 print and, especially, the famous Winchester Manuscript. The Winchester Manuscript is now generally agreed to be the more authentic of the two earlier texts. The Norton Critical Edition is the first edition of Malory to recover important elements of this manuscript: paragraphing marginal annotations hierarchies of narrative division as signaled by size and decorative intricacy of initial capitals and font changes The Norton Critical Edition also represents, in black-letter font, the striking rubrication of proper names in the Winchester Manuscript, reconstructing for readers something of an authentic medieval reading experience, one which gives visual support to Malory's extraordinary representation, in character and setting, of a chivalric ideal. No other student edition of Malory contains such extensive contextual and critical support.

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About Thomas Malory


Stephen H. A. Shepherd is Associate Professor of English at Loyola Marymount University. His honors include fellowships to the Huntington Library and the Bibliographical Society of America. He is the editor of the Middle-English Pseudo-Turpin Chronicle and of the Norton Critical Edition of Middle English Romances and coeditor of the Norton Critical Edition of Piers Plowman.

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GOR002084576
Le Morte Darthur by Thomas Malory
Thomas Malory
Norton Critical Editions
Used - Very Good
Paperback
WW Norton & Co
2003-10-03
1008
0393974642
9780393974645
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