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Post by Rowen » April 8th, 2007, 11:28 am

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Le Mort d'Arthur Volume 1, by Sir Thomas Malory
Le Morte d'Arthur (spelled Le Morte Darthur in the first printing and also in some modern editions, Middle French for la mort d'Arthur, "the death of Arthur") is Sir Thomas Malory's compilation of some French and English Arthurian romances. The book contains some of Malory's own original material (the Gareth story) and retells the older stories in light of Malory's own views and interpretations. First published in 1485 by William Caxton, Le Morte d'Arthur is perhaps the best-known work of English-language Arthurian literature today. Many modern Arthurian writers have used Malory as their source, including T. H. White for his popular The Once and Future King. (Wikipedia)
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Post by Rowen » April 8th, 2007, 11:42 am

I'm not really sure if the Introduction section should be recorded or not.

Also not sure whether the chapter summary's should be left out or not? Opinions?
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Post by chris.tierney » April 8th, 2007, 12:26 pm

Rowen wrote: I'm not really sure if the Introduction section should be recorded or not.

Also not sure whether the chapter summary's should be left out or not? Opinions?
In general, I think if it's in the Gutenberg version, we should read it --- and I think it adds some interesting information.
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Post by Gesine » April 9th, 2007, 2:29 am

Ah poor Rowen, still waiting? I'll take this then. My first English undergrad exam was about Arthurian literature. I'll sign up for a section, too. Be back in a tick.
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Post by Rowen » April 9th, 2007, 2:51 am

Thanks Gesine. :D
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Post by Gesine » April 9th, 2007, 3:48 am

I agree with Chris - I always like reading the intros - so I've added them in and have signed myself up for it! Hope that's ok. :)

I've created 46 sections, is that what you wanted? Let me know if you need more/less. Please add the book/chapter numbers yourself in the title field.

The volume number was missing from the filename so I've added a number 1: lemortdarthur1_##_malory.mp3. I've also changed "Vol I" to "Vol 1" in the album tag to make it sort properly if someone has both vols on their computer.

I hope this is all right - let me know if you need anything else. :)
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Post by Rowen » April 9th, 2007, 4:32 am

Thanks Gesine :D, I need to assign myself a few sections too... although I'm not sure which bits I want to read, theres so many good bits of Arthurian legend! :)

I've split the book up into a load of .txt files which I shall link to shortly, (just have to do a few edits to all 46 files.... :roll: )just to make it easier for people to find their section. :)

I'm just wondering whether a sentence should be written about each book in this volume, just to briefly describe what it covers? So that the readers will have a vague idea what each book is about?
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Post by Gesine » April 9th, 2007, 4:42 am

Great idea to provide text links. Also good idea to describe the books, if you'd like to do that!
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Post by nomenphile » April 9th, 2007, 6:15 pm

I'll read section 03.
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Post by Rowen » April 10th, 2007, 1:27 am

nomenphile wrote:I'll read section 03.
Thanks, I've added you to the reader list. :)
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Post by chris.tierney » April 12th, 2007, 7:53 pm

I'd like to read section 06, if you don't object to people doing them out of order.
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Post by Rowen » April 13th, 2007, 1:41 am

chris.tierney wrote:I'd like to read section 06, if you don't object to people doing them out of order.
No no thats fine. I've added you. :)
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Post by Rowen » April 20th, 2007, 5:09 am

Ok I do want to have descriptions for the books, but unless we use Caxton's rather vague ones, I'm not really sure what to put especially as some of the books seems to jump about a bit and focus on different people.

Also can someone tell me if the last bit of this bit actually makes sense? Because it doesn't in my head. :?

Then they advised the king to send for the duke and his wife by a
great charge; and if he will not come at your summons, then may
ye do your best, then have ye cause to make mighty war upon him.
So that was done, and the messengers had their answers; and that
was this shortly, that neither he nor his wife would not come at
him.
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Post by Gesine » April 20th, 2007, 12:21 pm

Rowen wrote:Ok I do want to have descriptions for the books, but unless we use Caxton's rather vague ones, I'm not really sure what to put especially as some of the books seems to jump about a bit and focus on different people.

Also can someone tell me if the last bit of this bit actually makes sense? Because it doesn't in my head. :?

Then they advised the king to send for the duke and his wife by a
great charge; and if he will not come at your summons, then may
ye do your best, then have ye cause to make mighty war upon him.
So that was done, and the messengers had their answers; and that
was this shortly, that neither he nor his wife would not come at
him.
Makes sense to me (in a round about sort of way); which bits don't you understand?
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Post by Rowen » April 20th, 2007, 12:29 pm

"that neither he nor his wife would not come at
him."

It just looks like too many negatives to me in a way, its mostly the not that bugs me. Although now I re-read it, it makes more sense.
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