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NA300112 - MALORY, T.: Death of Arthur (The) (Abridged)

Sir Thomas Malory


Sir Thomas Malory

The Death of Arthur

(Le Morte d’Arthur)

Read by Philip Madoc


The glorious but tragic story of King Arthur and the Knights of

the Round Table is one of the great legends of Western civilization. Storytellers and poets down the centuries have returned repeatedly to the universal themes of the Quest of the Holy Grail and the love between Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere.


Yet the first printed account, written by the 15th century knight Sir Thomas Malory, remains unmatched. In words which speak as directly to us today as they did to his own to his own period, he brings to life a rich tale of heroism and ideals undermined by the poignancy of human emotions.




Philip Madoc was born in Wales and, after studying languages at university, and a period as an interpreter, turned to drama.


His extensive theater work has encompassed many principal Shakespearean roles, including Iago and Antony as well as 19th and 20th century drama. His film and TV work is equally varied, including The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, the BBC-TV’s Fortunes of War and, most recently, his own detective series, A Mind To Kill. His distinct voice is regularly heard on radio.

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