Le Morte D'Arthur
by Sir Thomas Malory
We've got your back. With the Tough-O-Meter, you'll know whether to bring extra layers or Swiss army knives as you summit the literary mountain. (10 = Toughest)
(9) Mount Everest
But don't let that scare you! Yes, it's written in Middle English. And yes, it's really, really long. But here's the deal with the Middle English of Le Morte D'Arthur. It's pronounced exactly the way it's spelled. And when you say the words out loud, they sound exactly the same as their counterparts in modern English. (Good excuse to stage a play, anyone?) As for Le Morte D'Arthur's length, well, just do what we did: take it one day at a time. You'll get there eventually, we promise.