A beautifully presented gift book that children will love to receive on any special occasion, this is a fully illustrated collection of retellings of the classic stories of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, from the sword in the stone to the last battle.
These legendary tales of knights and nobility in ancient Britain, rivetingly retold for today's readers, remain as fresh and exciting as the day they were first written. From the sword in the stone to the lady in the lake, these stories bring to life the fantastic characters of Camelot: the wise wizard Merlin, the gallant Sir Lancelot, the wicked Morgan le Fay, and the beautiful Queen Guinevere.
In this selection of tales by the master folklorist Andrew Lang, the reader is taken into the romantic world of the gallant Knights of the Round Table and their courageous and chivalrous deeds, fair maidens, castles steeped in history, the quest for the Holy Grail, and the tragic love of King Arthur and Sir Lancelot for Guinevere, and Tristan for Iseult. The Arthurian legends are the most potent of the thrilling and mist-enshrouded tales of adventure to be passed down from pre-recorded history, and they have as much appeal today as they did in the age of the troubadours.
This vintage book contains Sir James Knowles’ “The Legends of King Arthur and his Knights”. King Arthur is the legendary British monarch of the late fifth and early sixth centuries. He was the subject of many medieval histories and romances, and purportedly headed the defence of Britain against the Saxons in the sixth century. A fantastic retelling of this famous tale, “The Legends of King Arthur and his Knights” will appeal to those with an interest in Arthurian legend, and would make for a great addition to any bookshelf. Contents include: “The Finding of Merlin”, “The Fight of the Dragons”, The Giant’s Dance”, “The Prophecies of Merlin and the Birth of Arthur”, “Uther Attacks the Saxons”, “The Death of Uther”, “Merlin’s Advice to the Archbishop”, “The Miracle of the Sword and Stone”, “The Coronation of King Arthur”, et cetera. We are republishing this antiquarian volume in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.
In these wonderfully illustrated tales, renowned storyteller Howard Pyle carries us back to the enchanting world of King Arthur and his Round Table. The book chronicles the adventures of Arthur as he draws the sword Excalibur from the anvil, proving his right to the throne, and as he courts and wins the heart of Guinevere. Later he suffers the treachery of the wicked Morgana le Fay and witnesses the tragic fate of the Enchanter Merlin. In Pyle’s classic retelling, the legends come alive in unsurpassed vividness. More powerful than any of Merlin’s spells, The Story of King Arthur and His Knights has enthralled and delighted generations of readers fascinated by chivalry, magic, and the unforgettable drama of medieval times.