For generations, Howard Pyle's beautifully illustrated tales of Arthurian Britain have fired the imaginations of young readers. Visions of fair maidens, mighty stone fortresses, gallant knights and brave deeds abound in his literary tapestries. This enchanting volume celebrates the exploits and conquests of Sir Lancelot, one of the most famous knights of King Arthur's Round table.
Readers will thrill to stirring accounts of this gallant warrior's daring rescue of Queen Guinevere, his slaying of the dragon and romance with Elaine the Fair, the jousting tournament at Astolat, the story of Sir Ewaine and the Lady of the Fountain, Launcelot's battle with madness, the birth of Galahad—Launcelot's son and "the most perfect knight that ever lived"—and much more.
The great narrative appeal of these classic tales of chivalric love and adventure is heightened by the author's 52 richly detailed illustrations which highlight each story's dramatic moments. Sure to captivate readers of all ages, this handsome volume will be a welcome addition to the personal library of anyone thrilled by medieval lore and the adventures of legendary heroes.
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