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The Resource The life and times of Sir Thomas Malory, P.J.C. Field, (electronic resource)

The life and times of Sir Thomas Malory, P.J.C. Field, (electronic resource)

Label
The life and times of Sir Thomas Malory
Title
The life and times of Sir Thomas Malory
Statement of responsibility
P.J.C. Field
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
All the threads that make the stuff of the Arthurian legends - chivalry and betrayal, high romance and magic - come together with unequalled power in Malory's vibrant re-telling of the Arthurian stories. His Morte Darthur has been widely read for centuries, but the author's own life has been as variously reported as that of any Arthurian knight. Who was he? Peter Field's identification of the real Sir Thomas Malory is a fascinating detective story, drawing clues from a thorough exploration of contemporary records of military campaigns, local skirmishes, and political factions. The first serious attempts to identify Malory were made in the 1890s, but the Malory who seemed most likely was found to have been accused of attempted murder, rape, extortion, sacrilegious robbery - and, although he seems never to have been brought to trial, to have spent ten years or more in prison. Could this be reconciled with the authorship of the most famous chivalric romance in English? Opinions differed; other possible authors, other Malorys, were proposed. It is only with this book, which gives the fullest consideration yet undertaken to the competing arguments (drawing on documents many of which were unknown in 1966 when the last book on Malory's life appeared) that the identity of Sir Thomas Malory is at last established beyond serious question
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Field, P. J. C
Dewey number
  • 823/.2
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2045
LC item number
.F54 1993eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
Series statement
Arthurian studies,
Series volume
29
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Malory, Thomas
  • Great Britain
  • Authors, English
  • Knights and knighthood
  • Arthurian romances
Label
The life and times of Sir Thomas Malory, P.J.C. Field, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.netLibrary.com.ezproxy.lonestar.edu/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=16582
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm44957618
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 218 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585165707
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 240183
  • (OCoLC)44957618
Label
The life and times of Sir Thomas Malory, P.J.C. Field, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.netLibrary.com.ezproxy.lonestar.edu/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=16582
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm44957618
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 218 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585165707
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 240183
  • (OCoLC)44957618

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