Le Morte D’Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory: Two Volumes Complete
Unexpurgated Edition, Halcyon Classics
I’m attempting yet again to read Le Morte D’Arthur. I have some nice third editions that my husband bought me and a reading copy. I got two Kindle versions when I got my Kindle and I’m trying out one of those. I really want to read it, but there are two problems: 1) It is frickin’ HUGE (1088 pages in my reading edition). Trying to lug that thing around is insane. The Kindle version helps there. 2) It is in old English. I can read and understand it, but only if I’m wide eyed and bushy tailed. This is not a read in bed before falling asleep kind of book. Luckily, both my reading copy and the Kindle version I’m reading have “modern spelling.”
So, this is a taste of Le Morte D’Arthur for you. It reads a whole lot more like the Torah where they are listing who begat whom than a story. I am further into it than I’ve ever managed to get before though. I will have to re-read some T.H. White or Mary Stewart or Stephen Lawhead or MZB after I’ve finished Malory.