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The Death of King Arthur: The Immortal Legend (Penguin Classics) Paperback – 2 Jun 2011

3.5 out of 5 stars 90 customer reviews

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics (2 Jun. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140455655
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140455656
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 90 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 347,578 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I thought Peter Ackroyd's Morte d'Arthur was masterful. The quality I admired most was the absolute clarity of the storytelling. This story - or set of stories - has to move with both swiftness and dignity, and yoking those two qualities together is not an easy task; but Ackroyd does it with ease. I think he can probably do anything. I admire this version enormously (Philip Pullman)

Peter Ackroyd's lightly trimmed and streamlined Le Morte d'Arthur makes it eminently readable (Sunday Times)

...the majesty of Malory's book survives too, not least in the final chapters telling of the internal conflicts that destroy the Round Table, the passion of Lancelot and Guinevere, and the destiny that Arthur has had coming to him for a long time: death in battle. This, as retold by Peter Ackroyd, remains a bizarre but thrilling piece of writing. (Michael Caines Wall Street Journal)

'In this ingenious decanting of an old wine into a new bottle, [Peter Ackroyd] he has taken a glorious part of our cultural heritage and made it more accessible to the readers of the 21st century. ' (David Robson Sunday Telegraph)

About the Author

Sir Thomas Malory was a knight and estate owner in the mid 15th century, who spent many years in prison for political crimes as well as robbery. He wrote Le Morte d'Arthur, the first great English prose epic, while imprisoned in Newgate. Malory is believed to have died in 1471.

Peter Ackroyd is a well known writer and historian. He has been the literary editor of The Spectator and chief book reviewer for the The Times, as well as writing several highly acclaimed books including a biography of Dickens and London: The Biography. He resides in London and his most recent highly acclaimed work is Thames: Sacred River.


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