Story of Arthur

Story of Arthur

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In this splendid retelling of the Arthurian legend in the Oxford Illustrated Classics series, James Riordan captures all the magic and mystery of the splendid kingdom of Camelot. The magician Merlin, the sword Excalibur, the Lady of the Lake, the beautiful Guinevere, the knights of the Round Table, Lancelot, the Green Knight, and all the other characters from Camelot spring to life in Victor Ambrus's colorful recreations of the lost world of King Arthur. Beginning when the evil Vortigern poisons his father, the story of King Arthur follows young Arthur's escape in the arms of the magician Merlin, his education as a knight, his coronation after he pulls the sword from the stone, and his reign over Camelot amongst the Knights of the Round Table.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 200.66 x 276.86 x 12.7mm | 907.18g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • colour and b&w illustrations
  • 0192741772
  • 9780192741776

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"Black-and-white pictures alternate with those brightened by brilliant watercolors... An interesting interpretation of the English lore."--Booklist"Riordan's clear and powerful language and Ambrus' illustrations will raise goose pimples in this excellent retelling."--Yellow Brick Road"The language is formal and distant, as befits a legend, and lovely illustrations complement the text."--VOYA"A fascinating and magical rendition, fully supported by the dynamic and atmospheric pictures of Victor G. Ambrus."--The Commercial Appeal "Black-and-white pictures alternate with those brightened by brilliant watercolors... An interesting interpretation of the English lore."--Booklist "Riordan's clear and powerful language and Ambrus' illustrations will raise goose pimples in this excellent retelling."--Yellow Brick Road "The language is formal and distant, as befits a legend, and lovely illustrations complement the text."--VOYA "A fascinating and magical rendition, fully supported by the dynamic and atmospheric pictures of Victor G. Ambrus."--The Commercial Appeal "Black-and-white pictures alternate with those brightened by brilliant watercolors... An interesting interpretation of the English lore."--Booklist "Riordan's clear and powerful language and Ambrus' illustrations will raise goose pimples in this excellent retelling."--Yellow Brick Road !d 1998/11/01 "The language is formal and distant, as befits a legend, and lovely illustrations complement the text."--VOYA "A fascinating and magical rendition, fully supported by the dynamic and atmospheric pictures of Victor G. Ambrus."--The Commercial Appeal !d 1998/08/09 "Black-and-white pictures alternate with those brightened by brilliant watercolors... An interesting interpretation of the English lore."--Booklist"Riordan's clear and powerful language and Ambrus' illustrations will raise goose pimples in this excellent retelling."--Yellow Brick Road ]d 1998/11/01"The language is formal and distant, as befits a legend, and lovely illustrations complement the text."--VOYA"A fascinating and magical rendition, fully supported by the dynamic and atmospheric pictures of Victor G. Ambrus."--The Commercial Appeal ]d 1998/08/09show more

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