Text name Malory's Morte Darthur File name cmmalory-m4 Manuscript Winchester, Winchester College Date a1470 Dialect West Midlands (Warwickshire) Genre Romance Edition Vinaver, Eugène. 1954. The works of Thomas Malory. London: Oxford University Press. Sample Pp. 2-71, 180-209, 626-670 Remarks
Thomas Malory was a soldier born to a Warwickshire family around 1410. He probably wrote the Morte Darthur in prison and finished it around 1469. He died in 1471. Book V is based on the English Alliterative Morte Arthure, and the rest is from various French romances.
File name CMMALORY Text identifier M4 NI ROM MALORY Text name MORTE DARTHUR Author MALORY THOMAS Period M4 Date of original 1420-1500 Date of manuscript 1420-1500 Contemporaneity CONTEMP Dialect WML Verse or prose PROSE Text type ROMANCE Relationship to foreign original X Foreign original X Relationship to spoken language WRITTEN Sex of author MALE Age of author 60- Social rank of author HIGH Audience description X Participant relationship X Interaction X Setting X Prototypical text category NARR IMAG Sample SAMPLE X