The Story of King Arthur and His Knights: Centennial Edition

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Penguin, Sep 5, 2006 - Fiction - 416 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

The Winning of Kinghood
9
How Sir Kay did Combat in a Great Tournament at London Town and of How He Brake His Sword Likewise How Arthur Found a New Sword For ...
11
How Arthur Twice Performed the Miracle of the Sword Before Sir Ector and of How His Birthright Was Discovered Unto Him
25
How Several Kings and High Dukes Assayed to Draw the Sword Out of the Anvil and How They Failed Likewise How Arthur Made the Assay and S...
35
The Winning of a Sword
49
How There Came a Certain Wounded Knight Unto the Court of King Arthur How a Young Knight of the Kings Court Sought To Avenge Him and F...
51
How King Arthur Fought With the Sable Knight and How He Was Sorely Wounded Likewise How Merlin Brought Him Safe Away From the Field o...
65
How King Arthur Found a Noble Sword In a Very Wonderful Manner And How He Again Fought With It and Won That Battle
79
How Queen Morgana le Fay Meditated Evil Against King Arthur and How She Sent a Damsel to Beguile the Enchanter Merlin
199
How Merlin Journeyed With Vivien Unto the Valley of Joyousness and How He Builded for Her a Castle at That Place Also How He Taught Her the ...
209
How Queen Morgana le Fay Returned to Camelot and to the Court With Intent to Do III to King Arthur Also How King Arthur and Others Went aHu...
219
What Befell Sir Accalon and How King Arthur Fought an AffairatArms With Swords and How He Came Nigh to Losing His Life Thereby
231
The Story of Sir Pellias
249
How Queen Guinevere Went aMaying and of How Sir Pellias Took Upon Him a Quest in Her Behalf
251
How Sir Pellias Overcame a Red Knight Hight Sir Adresack and of How He Liberated XXII Captives From That Knights Castle
261
How Sir Pellias Did Battle With Sir Engamore Otherwise the Knight of the Green Sleeves and of What Befell the Lady Ettard
275

The Winning of a Queen
97
How King Arthur Went to Tintagalon with Four of His Court and How He Disguised Himself for a Certain Purpose
99
How King Ryence Came to Cameliard and How King Arthur Fought With the Duke of North Umber
113
How King Arthur Encountered Four Knights and of What Befell Thereby
123
How the Four Knights Served the Lady Guinevere
137
How King Arthur Overcame the Enemies of King Leodegrance and How His Royalty Was Proclaimed
151
How King Arthur Was Wedded in Royal State and How the Round Table Was Established
169
The Story of Merlin
197
How Queen Guinevere Quarrelled With Sir Gawaine and How Sir Gawaine Left the Court of King Arthur For a While
293
How Sir Gawaine Met Sir Pellias and How He Promised to Aid Him With the Lady Ettard
311
How the Lady of the Lake Took Back Her Necklace From Sir Pellias
325
The Story of Sir Gawaine
343
How a White Hart Appeared Before King Arthur and How Sir Gawaine and Gaheris His Brother Went in Pursuit Thereof and of What Befell Them i...
345
How King Arthur Became Lost in the Forest and How He Fell Into a Very Singular Adventure in a Castle Unto Which He Came
361
How King Arthur Overcame the KnightEnchanter and How Sir Gawaine Manifested the High Nobility of His Knighthood
373
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Howard Pyle was born on March 5, 1853 in Wilmington, Delaware. From the time he was a very small boy he loved pictures, especially the pictures in storybooks. Among his favorites were Grimm’s German Fairy Tales and Arabian Nights. At the age of twenty-one, Pyle began to contribute illustrations and fables to St. Nicholas magazine and later went on to write and illustrate books for children. His first was The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood in 1883. Many more books followed, including Pepper and Salt; or, Seasoning for Young Folk, Otto of the Silver Hand, Howard Pyle’s Book of Pirates, and The Story of King Arthur and His Knights. He also taught illustration at the Drexel Institute in Philadelphia and later set up his own art school in Wilmington. He died on November 9, 1911, in Florence, Italy.

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