Jacobi's narration really makes Morte come alive. I was shocked by how readable, how moving this dusty book could be. I don't know how I came by the impression that it would be tiresome and outdated, but I have to say that it wasn't bad at all.
Le Morte D'Arthur retells, ever so poetically, the florid details of that famous Round Table. English in this piece is deconstructed quite beautifully here and there throughout the stories, that it becomes a kind of subplot for me. The characters are all heroic, whether good or bad, and developed in a stout manner which adds to the parts of this entire statuesque legend. Sir Mallory makes me enthralled to be heir to the English tongue and culture.