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King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Retold out of the old romances, thi. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table by Sir Thomas Malory. Book. One book (), by Sir Thomas Malory, is very famous. He used . Then Merlin made a large round table for King Arthur's knights in Camelot. There were.
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Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Roger Lancelyn Green may not be quite as famous as his teachers and fellow Oxfordians, C. Lewis and J. Martin and J. Rowling at the forefront. It covers the whole cycle: Lancelyn Green, mindful of his readership, toned down and ironed out the most graphic aspects the sex and the gore of these legends and the story is written in simple, slightly archaic, yet elegant prose.
The whole narrative feels seamless and thoroughly consistent. Better yet, some episodes are rendered in a truly moving way: The Matter of Britain is primarily made up of fresh versions of older stories, which in turn are retellings of even older legends, dating as far back as the songs of the troubadours.
Lancelyn Green — along with T. I do not know if the TV shows Camelot or Merlin are any good — anyone? View 2 comments. Feb 04, Kristina rated it really liked it Shelves: I've had this book for awhile and am not shamed to admit that watching Merlin had pushed me into finally reading it. Before I read it I'd already had some background knowledge on the tales of King Arthur, in which I knew of a lot of the knights and some of the tales.
I also knew that it would be nothing like the television show, so I wouldn't let that deter you, if that's what you're hoping for. The tales may be old and written in an old way, but they're still fun to read nonetheless. Roger Lancel I've had this book for awhile and am not shamed to admit that watching Merlin had pushed me into finally reading it. Roger Lancelyn Green's version of King Arthur was based off of Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur , as well as other sources of Arthurian legend, in the hopes that he could string the tales together in a way that more represented a story with a beginning, middle and end.
In King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table we see Arthur's development from small boy having just pulled the sword from the stone to beloved man and king of Camelot. We also get to read about Arthur's knights, many of whom anybody with a touch of Arthurian legend would recognize; Lancelot, Gawain, Galahad, etc.
Their quests are the main source of action and adventure in this book, and they don't leave room for disappointment. Even before I started watching Merlin , I was always a fan of Arthurian legend. Really, I enjoy reading about any kind of legend, mythology or fairy tale.
So, I wasn't surprised as to how easy it was to get into the stories and actually enjoy what I was reading. While I know that this book draws from other sources than just Malory, I will most probably still read Le Morte d'Arthur just to compare.
The original stories were written down quite a long time ago, and this book reads with a lot of the old language that we're not so used to today. So, while it might read a bit slow and boring, it still does detail fantastic while a bit repetitive quests and characters. There was romance and a lot of killing, which I suppose are only to be expected in a time of knights.
The characters, I believe, were really fleshed out in this book, and I give props to Green for being able to do so. The only thing that I was weary of was the fact that they all seemed to be very rash and quick to fight or kill. I'd hate to be one of the people who said one sore thing in their presence. Overall, I was completely enthralled with this book and really enjoyed reading the Arthurian legends all woven together as one story.
I particularly enjoyed the Quest for the Holy Grail. The writing was a bit stiff and not easy flowing, but that didn't deter me too badly from the story. The characters were superb and made me want to see them all sitting at the round table.
If anything, this book has caused me to look more in-depth into the life of Arthur and his knights, and especially eager to read Malory's version and of course finish Merlin.
If you dig legends of any kind. Especially that of the Arthurian kind. If knighthood and quests sound appeasing to you. As retellings of Arthurian myth go, this one is pretty straightforward. If you've read Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur , then you'll recognize King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as a reduced and simplified form of that classic, rather than a broader compilation of tales from the vast catalogue of Arthurian myths, legends, poems, and tales.
Sadly, King Arthur himself is a background character for most of the text, while his various knights wander the wilds of Britain and have all As retellings of Arthurian myth go, this one is pretty straightforward.
Sadly, King Arthur himself is a background character for most of the text, while his various knights wander the wilds of Britain and have all sorts of fantastical adventures. As a result, I enjoyed this book much less than I had hoped. Dec 13, Calzean rated it liked it Shelves: Plenty of people being smote and slewed. Heads being chopped off seemed to be a popular choice for the demise.
Damsels were in distress and damsels sometimes plotted evil. There were good knights and bad knights. And a bit of magic thrown in. The tales in this book still make fun reading.
So it's not the most academic work you could choose to read on Arthurian legend. It's still a lot of fun. I want to believe that Green did his r So it's not the most academic work you could choose to read on Arthurian legend.
I want to believe that Green did his research - he makes a few bibliographical notes in the intro - and that, for the most part, everything is fairly accurate. I'm not sure if I care, though, because the way Green told it, it was really sad. And what's Arthurian legend if not a thousand people retelling the same story in different ways?
Anyway, I liked it. I think I'm ready to move on to Pyle's version. I read the first half of Malory but that was a slog; I probably need a better translation that doesn't try to do the stilted Ye Olde English crap. I wish it was more likely that I could find an edition of the Vulgate Cycle somewhere. Suffice it to say I have a lot to read.
Apr 10, Fonch rated it it was amazing. We are in front of excellent compilation of the adventures of the Knight Round Table. Roger Lancelyn Green tests that he is worth to be a member of the Inklings he is somebody that we must rediscover him. To know the arthurian cycle is necessary to read it. Roger Lancelyn Green demuestra, que es digno de ser digno de los Inklings, y a alguien, que merece ser redescubierto. View 1 comment. Given the number of scattered King Arthur tales, I'm grateful Roger Lancelyn Green reworked the tales into a cohesive story.
Children will definitely enjoy this book, but it also gave me the courage to start Le Morte d'Arthur: King Arthur and the Legends of the Round Table. Wish me luck! Really good story. Then he made Ablamar go and tell it at Camelot. That night in the castle, four knights attacked the brothers in revenge for the death of the lady, until four other ladies appealed for mercy, and sent the pair back to Camelot, festooned with the corpse.
Guenevere convened a court of ladies who sentenced Gawaine, in future, to fight for any lady who required it, and to show mercy to any who asked it. Picking up a servile dwarf from two recreant knights he had defeated at joust, Sir Tor tracked the brachet to the bed of a damosel in a white pavillion in a forest next to a similar pavillion containing three damosels , and stole it. He found the lady being fought over by her abductor Sir Hontzlake of Wentland and her own kinsmen Sir Meliot of Logurs.
After inviting his host to visit Camelot with his pacifist brother, Sir Brian of the Isles, Pellinore headed for home with the lady, but she had a trotting accident and they had to stop and sleep in the open.
That night they overheard two unknown knights one from the South and one from the North meeting and plotting to poison Arthur with the help of a traitor in the court.
At A Glance Book 3 chapter summary: 1. How the Knights of the Round Table were ordained and their sieges blessed by the Bishop of Canterbury. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Hanft Adapter ,. Howard Pyle. Pablo Marcos Studio Illustrator. The world's best-loved children's stories set in large type for easy reading.
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What is the book's approach in telling history? Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. These books are a nice way to introduce your children and possibly, yourself to the classics. In this particular version of the Arthurian legend, it takes you through the discovery of King Arthur in the first three or four chapters what the Disney class movie, "Sword in the Stone" retells through the formation and demise of "the Round Table.
This is extra: I would advise reading these books with your children on a couch or somewhere These books are a nice way to introduce your children and possibly, yourself to the classics.
I would advise reading these books with your children on a couch or somewhere you can all sit together, not while they are going to bed.
There is one illustration per two pages, and my kids love them. So, if I read to them while they are in their beds, they all want to hold the book individually and look at every single picture! Needless to say, this book took forever. I learned they can look at the pictures all they want if we are sitting together on a couch - and no one needs to hold the book!
May 08, Isabela Schwarz rated it really liked it. I thought that this book was pretty good. I admired King Arthur and his knights, and I enjoyed all of the jousting and fighting. I also really liked the fact that the knights valued women, God, and justice so much.
However, there were so many characters and the chapters were so separated into individual adventures that I thought this book lacked some cohesiveness. The stories and characters were great, but I wish the wri I thought that this book was pretty good. The stories and characters were great, but I wish the writing had been done a little bit differently.
It was good! May 12, Marisa rated it it was amazing Shelves: I'm reading this with my 7 year old. I love that she likes good books.
May 15, Shaylen Patel rated it it was ok. I was very ignorant when it came to these legends of King Arthur and Merlin and I was curious to know more. The book starts off as Arthur as an infant. Merlin gives the son to a man named Sir Ector.
Sir Ector promises to never tell anyone including Arthur himself about his great power. The power is Excalibur of course the sword that only one noble person is able to pull. I like stories about fate and destiny but this one was very disappointing and not fun at all to read. I understand that this book is short and is basically a summary of a legend that was written and told thousands of years ago but still. Characters are very bland.
Once Arthur pulls the sword out of the stone his father Sir Ector tells him everything. About how that he is not his real father ,Merlin and his destiny. Arthur is still just a teenager at this time and is still too young to truly understand everything that has happened and all the power that the sword holds. In the next chapter many years have past since Arthur first pulled excalibur and is now the King. I was watching a movie over the weekend and in the movie they did something similar.
They did those massive leaps in time which I very much liked. Now that Arthur has finally become king he will have to deal with many foes. The first foe he fights as the king is the Black Knight.
The Black Knight did do some pretty harsh damage to Arthur and almost killed him! Merlin came to Arthur's rescue and had him healed. This next part of the book is the romantic part. Arthur pretends to be a gardener boy to see his love Guinevere. Guinevere finds out about it and loves him. After the marriage the round table is established. Merlin warns Arthur that when the 50th spot is taken of the round table is taken the kingdom will fall and it does.
This book tried to cram way too much plot in for only two hundred pages. So much plot that would have been interesting in the story was just crammed in there and felt poorly written. Sir Lancelot was the reason why King Arthur's reign fell but was only introduced in the second to last chapter. That was too late in my opinion. As I said earlier I really wanted to look more in these ancient legends of King Arthur and Merlin and see how different people portray them. Find another book or do some other research on this legend.
This book had potential to be good and be short at the same time if maybe they skipped some parts of the story.
This is a legend after all and legends are told differently. In conclusion to this I would probably give this book two out of five stars. The pros of the book being nice and easy to read,and gorgeous pictures. The cons being very bland characters, flat protagonist, and too much crammed in the story. Nov 09, Kennedy rated it it was amazing. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
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In this book king Arthur and he knights of the round table by Howard Pyle. The main characters of this book are king Arthur, Merlin, lady Guinevere and sir Lancelot. In Britin King Arthur and the people of his kingdom go through a lot together and king Arthur always finds a way to save them. In Britain Arthur father wants Arthur to be king some day but in tell then Merlin takes Arthur to another family in tell he is of age and can prove that he can be king.
When Arthur pulls Excalibur from the stone he is pronounced the new king and a while after he became king Merlin made the round table and got only the most noble of knights to sit at the table his closest knight was sir Lancelot.
One of the life lesson i have learned out of this book is as humans we tend to try to really stupid thing for the people we care about. When sir Lancelot took something that was very fallible to the king and himself.