The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 1, 1984 - Juvenile Fiction - 312 pages
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In this enchanting version of the story of King Arthur, the renowned American illustrator and storyteller Howard Pyle displays his unique talent for capturing and stimulating the imagination of the young. Inventively retold and vividly illustrated, these stories describe the perilous and thrilling adventures of King Arthur and his knights in that glorious age of chivalry and honor.
  

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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  - Ryan Fohl - Goodreads

The stories are great but the writing is redundant. Several unnecessary sentences on every page. I wanted to read the legend but I will look for a more modern book. It feels like the author is ... Read full review

Contents

How Sir Kay did Combat in a Great Tournament at London Town
9
PART II
39
Chapter Second
53
Chapter Third
65
THE WINNING OF A QUEEN
77
Chapter Second
91
Chapter Third
101
Chapter Fourth
113
Chapter Third
181
Chapter Fourth
191
How Queen Guinevere Went aMaying and of How Sir Pellias
205
Chapter Second
215
Chapter Third
227
Chapter Fourth
241
Chapter Fifth
255
Chapter Sixth
267

Chapter Fifth
125
Chapter Sixth
139
How Queen Morgana le Fay Meditated Evil Against King Arthur
163
Chapter Second
173
Sir Gawaine and Gaheris His Brother Went in Pursuit Thereof
281
Chapter Second
295
Chapter Third
305
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About the author (1984)

Howard Pyle was born March 5, 1853 in Wilmington, Delaware. Pyle was a Quaker and attended the Friends' School in Wilmington. At sixteen he began three years of daily commutes to Philadelphia in order to study under the Belgian artist Van der Weilen. After three years of study, he set up a studio in Wilmington and helped his father in his leather business while beginning his fledgling career as an illustrator. His earliest work was published in Scribner's Monthly in 1876. He moved to New York, where he was associated to some extent with the Art Students' league of New York City during 1876-77. His early illustrations, short stories and poems appeared in the leading New York periodicals in 1876-79. He was also an artist and writer for Harpers Weekly. Pyle's color pictures appeared in issues of Century, Everybody's and Harpers monthly magazines from 1900 to 1911. Pyle devoted his art work almost entirely to the production of illustrations which appeared in periodicals and books. He also shared his views and skills with the student body at his 1896 classes at the Drexel Institute of Arts and Sciences in Philadelphia, his summer classes at Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, and at his own school in Wilmington, Delaware - started in 1903. Pyle's students were to revolutionize the illustration world. Today they are collectively known as The Brandywine School. Pyle is the author and illustrator of the following works: The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood of Nottinghamshire published in 1883; Within the Capes published in 1885; Pepper and Salt, or Seasoning for Young Folk published in 1887; The Rose of Paradise also published in 1887; The Wonder Clock or Four and Twenty Marvelous Tales published in 1888; Otto of the Silver Hand also published in 1888; A Modern Aladdin published in 1891); Men of Iron, a Romance of Chivalry published in 1892; Jack Ballister's Fortune published in 1894; Twilight Land published in 1895; and The Garden Behind the Moon published in 1895. In 1910, Howard Pyle relocated his family to Florence, Italy where he hoped to study and pursue the painting of murals. It was his second trip abroad. On November 9 of 1911, he suddenly became ill and died of a kidney infection at the age of 58. His ashes were interred there.

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