Author of le morte d arthur

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Thomas Malory (Author of Le Morte dArthur)

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Thomas Malory

Malory interpreted existing French and English stories about these figures and added original material e. Le Morte d'Arthur was first published in by William Caxton and is today one of the best-known works of Arthurian literature in English. Until the discovery of the Winchester Manuscript in , the edition was considered the earliest known text of Le Morte d'Arthur and that closest to Malory's translation and compilation. Many modern Arthurian writers have used Malory as their principal source. The exact identity of the author of Le Morte d'Arthur has long been the subject of speculation, owing to the fact that at least six historical figures bore the name of "Sir Thomas Malory" in the late 15th century. This is taken as supporting evidence for the identification most widely accepted by scholars: that the author was the Thomas Malory born in the year , to Sir John Malory of Newbold Revel , Warwickshire , England.

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Sir Thomas Malory c. The title was originally used only for the eighth and final chapter of the work, which was called The Whole Book of King Arthur and His Noble Knights of the Round Table , but Caxton used it for the book as a whole. Most of what is known about Malory stems from the accounts describing him in the prayers found in the Winchester Manuscript of Le Morte d'Arthur. He is described as a "knyght presoner", distinguishing him from the other six individuals also bearing the name Thomas Malory in the 15th century when Le Morte d'Arthur was written. However, all these are replaced by Caxton with a final colophon reading: "I pray you all gentlemen and gentlewomen that readeth this book of Arthur and his knights, from the beginning to the ending, pray for me while I am alive, that God send me good deliverance and when I am dead, I pray you all pray for my soul.

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