The Story of King Arthur and His Knights, Page 1924 (Google eBook)

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C. Scribner's Sons, 1903 - Arthurian romances - 312 pages
57 Reviews
Relates how Arthur became king, won a queen, and came to establish the Round Table.
  

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His artwork flowed perfectly with his writing. - Goodreads
The stories are great but the writing is redundant. - Goodreads
Howard Pyle's illustrations are gorgeous. - Goodreads
There was a great amount of events in the plot line. - Goodreads
The illustrations still decorate my dreams. - Goodreads
The best parts were the illustrations and the language. - Goodreads

Review: The Story of King Arthur & His Knights (Classic Starts)

User Review  - Becky F. - Goodreads

This book provided a good introduction to King Arthur and stories and him and the Knights of the Round Table. The knights are noble men of courage and honor. The moral at the end of the book is ... Read full review

Review: The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (Signet Classics)

User Review  - Kim Bahr - Goodreads

Loved reading the stories of King Arthur and his knights! Really a 4.5!! Read full review

Contents

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Page 21 - Thus Arthur achieved the adventure of the sword that day and entered into his birthright of royalty. Wherefore, may God grant His Grace unto you all that ye too may likewise succeed in your undertakings. For any man may be a king in that life in which he is placed if so he may draw forth the sword of success from out of the iron of circumstance.
Page 300 - when you shall have become entirely wedded unto your duty, then shall you become equally worthy with that good knight and gentleman Sir Gawaine; for it needs not that a man shall wear armor for to be a true knight, but only that he shall do his best endeavor with all patience and humility as it hath been ordained for him to do.
Page 133 - ... defend the helpless who should call upon them for aid; that all women should be held unto them sacred; that they...
Page 131 - Then Merlin pointed to the seat that stood opposite to the Seat Royal, and that seat also was of a very wonderful appearance, being all of crimson and of azure inlaid with many cunning devices, and with figures of silver inset into the wood. And Merlin said unto the king : " My Lord King, that seat is named the Seat Perilous ; for no man but one in all this world shall sit therein, and that man is not yet born upon the earth. And if any other man shall dare to sit therein that man shall either suffer...
Page 128 - ... immediately arose with great joy, and straightway he went forth with his court of knights, riding in great state. And as he went down that marvelously adorned street, all the people shouted aloud as he passed by, wherefore he smiled and bent his head from side to side ; for that day he was wondrous happy. Thus he rode forward unto the town gate, and out therefrom, and so came thence into the country beyond, where the broad and well-beaten highway ran winding down beside the shining river betwixt...
Page 231 - Then Sir Gawaine arose and bowed very low to Queen Guinevere, and he said : " Lady, I go from thy court. Nor will I return thitherward until thou art willing for to tell me that thou art sorry for the discourteous way in which thou hast entreated me now and at other times before my peers." So saying, Sir Gawaine took his leave from that place ; nor did he turn his head nor look behind him. And Queen Guinevere went into her chamber, and wept in secret for anger and for shame. For indeed she was greatly...
Page 132 - Then Merlin led King Pellinore forward, and behold! upon the high seat that stood upon the left hand of the Seat Royal there appeared of a sudden the name Pellinore. And the name was emblazoned in letters of gold that shone with extraordinary luster. And when King Pellinore took this seat great and loud acclaim long continued was given him by all those who stood round about. Now after Merlin had chosen King...
Page 130 - ... that time beheld such magnificent courtliness as they beheld at that famous wedding-feast of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere. So have I told it unto you, so that you might behold, however so dimly, how marvelously pleasant were those days in which dwelt King Arthur and his famous court of knights. And that day was likewise very famous in the history of chivalry : for in the afternoon the famous Round Table was established ; and that Round Table was at once the very flower and the chiefest glory...

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