Story of King Arthur and His Knights
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 honour. After showing how Arthur established his right to the throne by drawing the sword from the anvil, the author then relates the story of Arthurs battle with the Sable Knight and his securing the sword Excalibur - the most beautiful and most famous sword in all the world. He tells of Arthurs confronations with the Duke of North Umber and Sir Pellias, describes King Arthurs wooing and wedding the Lady Guinevere, and tells of the establishment of the Round Table. Tales are told, too, of Arthurs knights, including the Merlin the Wise, Sir Pellias or the Gentle Knight and of course, Sir Gawaine. One of the key points in the book is Arthurs search for the answer to the riddle What is it that a woman most desires? with his life at stake.