As part of my winter reading programme, I read Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur his great 15th century contribution to the stories of Arthur, Merlin, Guinevere, Morgan le Fay, et. al. It was wonderful though rough reading because of the archaic spelling of many words and other words with which I was unfamiliar. The stories are fantastic and include some that were new to me. When I finally finished Malory's work, I read John Steinbeck's The Acts Of King Arthur And His Noble Knights. Steinbeck's work is based on Malory and is a display of his brilliant prose and sense of humor. Those that don't want to slog through the Olde English will really enjoy Steinbeck's version.