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The Boy's King Arthurby Sidney Lanier
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This rousing collection of tales offers readers an adventure-packed introduction to the legendary King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Retold by the famous American poet and writer Sidney Lanier, the stories are adapted from Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, written in the15th century. The tales are told in the style and language of the original.
Readers will thrill to the glorious adventures of Arthur and his knights: the mysterious birth of Arthur, how Arthur pulled the sword from the stone to become King of England, Sir Percival's search for the Holy Grail, the tragic romance of Tristram and Isolde, Launcelot's gallant battle to save Queen Guenevere from a death sentence, and Arthur's final struggle with the evil Sir Mordred.
These stories capture the age-old drama and romance surrounding the fabled king and his followers, all sworn to uphold lofty ideals of courage, honesty, loyalty, and devotion. This inexpensive volume invites a new generation of readers to enjoy these time-honored tales of gallant knights and fair ladies.
Colorful introduction to the life and times of ancient England's legendary ruler takes readers behind the scenes of those gatherings at the Round Table.
This rousing story of the legendary ruler of ancient England and his knights of the Round Table lures young readers from one exciting page to the next. Stories about the birth and death of Arthur; about his noble knights; of honor, chivalry, and the quest for the Holy Grail are described in thrilling detail.
Rousing story of the legendary ruler of ancient England and his Knights of the Round Table lure young readers with stories about the birth and death of Arthur; his noble knights; and honor, chivalry, and the quest for the Holy Grail. Text enhanced with 15 of N. C. Wyeth's magnificent full-color illustrations.
Table of Contents
Book I. Of King Arthur
Book II. Of Sir Launcelot du Lake
Book III. Of Sir Gareth of Orkney
Book IV. Of Sir Tristram
Book V. Of Sir Galahad and Sir Percival, and the Quest of the Holy Grail
Book VI. Of the Fair Maid of Astolat
Book VII. Of the Death of Arthur
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