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This review is from: Works (Oxford Standard Authors) (Paperback)
Malory's series of tales based on the Arthurian legends are a great read. Don't be put off by the fact that this is in Middle English - the language is very easy to read, perhaps even easier than Chaucer, and the edition is provided with a good glossary. Essentially, if you can read Shakespeare, you probably won't have much trouble with this. It's a great starting point for anyone wanting a gentle introduction to the delights of medieval English literature, or for Arthurian enthusiasts. The notes and introduction are good, and the edition also reprints William Caxton's preface to the text. This is available in a modernised version from Penguin, but please give this edition a try first - it's great value and you gain so much from reading it in the original language.