Studies in the language of Caxton"s Malory and that of the Winchester manuscript
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Published by Norwegian Universities Press, Humanities Press in Oslo, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • England,
  • Winchester.

Subjects:

  • Malory, Thomas, Sir, 15th cent. -- Criticism, Textual.,
  • Manuscripts, English (Middle) -- England -- Winchester.,
  • English language -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- Verb.,
  • Manuscripts, Medieval -- England -- Winchester.,
  • Knights and knighthood in literature.,
  • Kings and rulers in literature.,
  • Arthurian romances -- Manuscripts.,
  • Romances, English -- Manuscripts.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesWinchester manuscript.
Statementby Arthur O. Sandved.
SeriesNorwegian studies in English,, no. 15
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR2048 .S2 1968
The Physical Object
Pagination449 p.
Number of Pages449
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5613824M
LC Control Number68021915

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The greatest English version of the stories of King Arthur, Le Morte D'Arthur was completed in by Sir Thomas Malory, "knight prisoner." This edition is the first designed for the general reader to be based on the "Winchester manuscript" which represents what Malory wrote more closely than the version printed by William Caxton/5(28). The Winchester MS of Malory's narrative compilation, now known as British Library Additional MS , AKA "W.," found its way to William Caxton's print shop sometime in , where it lay open long enough for freshly printed pages containing ink from well-documented Caxton type fonts left offsets on several of its this time, Caxton apparently was preparing to .   The “Winchester Manuscript” is believed to be closer on the whole to Malory's original. In addition, it does not have the book and chapter divisions for which Caxton takes credit in his preface. Malory scholar Eugène Vinaver examined the manuscript shortly after its discovery. Sir Thomas Malory (c. – 14 March ) was an English writer, the author or compiler of Le Morte d'Arthur, the classic English-language chronicle of the Arthurian legend, published by William Caxton in 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 Born: , Warwickshire, England.

English home page: Until , the text of Malory’s Morte Darthur was dependent on William Caxton’s printing of the book. There is only one perfect copy of this print now in existence. You can see it online thanks to the Llibrary’s subscription to EEBO, Early English Books using “Malory” for author. The greatest English version of the stories of King Arthur, Le Morte D'Arthur was completed in by Sir Thomas Malory, "knight prisoner." This edition is the first designed for the general reader to be based on the "Winchester manuscript" which represents what Malory wrote more closely than the version printed by William Caxton/5(31K). Winchester - Introduction. The British Library Additional Manuscript , known as 'The Winchester Manuscript', is the earliest surviving version of Le Morte Darthur, copied by two professional scribes sometime between and The greatest English version of the stories of King Arthur, Le Morte D'Arthur was completed in by Sir Thomas Malory, "knight prisoner." This edition is the first designed for the general reader to be based on the "Winchester manuscript" which represents what Malory wrote more closely than the version printed by William Caxton.

The Malory Project is an electronic edition and commentary of Malory's Morte Darthur (), with digital facsimiles of the Winchester Manuscript (British Library, Add. MS ) and John Rylands Copy of Caxton's first edition. Stage One of the project is focused on the Roman War Episode and Caxton's Book V, which have been the main focus for editors of the Morte . The definitive English version of the stories of King Arthur, Le Morte Darthur was completed in by Sir Thomas Malory, `knight-prisoner'. In a resonant prose style, Malory charts the tragic disintegration of the fellowship of the Round Table, destroyed from within by warring ting the life of King Arthur, the knightly exploits of Sir Lancelot du Lake, Sir . Le Morte d'Arthur (originally spelled Le Morte Darthur, Middle French for "The Death of Arthur") is a Middle English reworking by Sir Thomas Malory of existing tales about the legendary King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, Merlin and the Knights of the Round interpreted existing French and English stories about these figures and added original material (e.g., the Author: Thomas Malory. The greatest English version of the stories of King Arthur, Le Morte Darthur was completed in by Sir Thomas Malory, `knight prisoner'. This edition is the first designed for the general reader to be based on the `Winchester manuscript' which represents what Malory wrote more closely than the version printed by William Caxton. Extensively annotated and slightly abridged /5(5).