King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table

King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table Retold out of the old romances this collection of Arthurian tales endeavors to make each adventure The Quest for the Round Table The First Quest of Sir Lancelot How the Holy Grail Came to Camelot

  • Title: King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table
  • Author: Roger Lancelyn Green Lotte Reiniger
  • ISBN: 9780140366709
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Paperback
  • Retold out of the old romances, this collection of Arthurian tales endeavors to make each adventure The Quest for the Round Table, The First Quest of Sir Lancelot, How the Holy Grail Came to Camelot, and so forth part of a fixed pattern that effectively presents the whole story, as it does in Le Morte D Arthur, but in a way less intimidating to young readers ARetold out of the old romances, this collection of Arthurian tales endeavors to make each adventure The Quest for the Round Table, The First Quest of Sir Lancelot, How the Holy Grail Came to Camelot, and so forth part of a fixed pattern that effectively presents the whole story, as it does in Le Morte D Arthur, but in a way less intimidating to young readers All Ages

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    • Roger Lancelyn Green Lotte Reiniger

      Roger Gilbert Lancelyn Green was a British biographer and children s writer He was an Oxford academic who formed part of the Inklings literary discussion group along with C.S Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien Born in 1918 in Norwich, England, Green studied under C S Lewis at Merton College, Oxford, where he obtained a B.Litt degree He delivered the 1968 Andrew Lang lecture Green lived in Cheshire, in a manor which his ancestors owned for over 900 years He died in October 1987 His son was the writer Richard Lancelyn Green



    568 thoughts on “King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table

    • 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 [...]


    • 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 [...]


    • 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 itNosotros nos encontramos ante una excelente compilación de las aventuras de los Caballeros de la Tabla Redonda. Roger Lancelyn Green demuestra, que es digno de ser digno de los Inklings, y a alguien, que merece ser redescubierto. Para conocer, [...]


    • 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!


    • So it's not the most academic work you could choose to read on Arthurian legend. It's still a lot of fun. Also, if you're like me and have trouble tracking action/motivation/very frequently similar plots of all those "knight meets a damsel and fights a knight to save another damsel and gets wounded and is saved by another knight who was brought by another knight accompanied by a damsel" if you're like me, aka not very quick, it's a very helpful overview. I want to believe that Green did his rese [...]



    • Personal ResponseI liked the book King Arthur because it had a lot of historical stories of a king who reshaped England. I didn't like the fact that there were no real transitions between chapters. Many of the stories were short with a tragic or anti-climactic ending.PlotThe plot of the book was a series of stories of King Arthur and his Knights that served under him at the round table. Many of the stories were about each of the knights doing some act of valor or great virtue. Even so, there was [...]


    • "After wicked King Vortigern had first invited the Saxons to settle in Britain and help him to fight the Picts and Scots, the land was never long at peace."This version of the King Arthur legend is broken down into stories, following each of the Knights on their various journeys. It is easy to read, especially compared to L'Morte d'Arthur or even The Once and Future King. Based mostly on Mallory's work, this version also takes into account other sources and I always find the retellings fascinati [...]


    • I have always liked the tales of King Arthur, though this is the first time in book-form. I absolutely loved it! Who wouldn't want an epic story about noble knights, kings, lords and ladies, wizards, dragons, and fearsome duels? The quests and adventures in this book were really interesting and fun, and along the way you learn good principles of justice, forgiveness, sacrifice along with the knights.I loved this book almost as much as I love Roger Lancelyn Green's other legend telling, The Adven [...]


    • This is a great collection of the Arthurian legends rewritten so younger readers can wet their teeth on these stories. I read this book in the eighth grade and I still have it on my shelf and because of this book I got into Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Lord of the Rings, and T.H. White's The Once and Future King. Books like this are a valuable resource because they serve as starting points and foundations for the myths that make up so much of our culture.



    • Hacía mucho tiempo que tenía ganas de conocer la historia del Rey Arturo. Pese a saber que es uno de esos muchos personajes de la Historia que anda entre la verdad y la leyenda, siempre tuve cierta fascinación por él. Creo que todo empezó con la serie Las Tres Mellizas que tenía un episodio donde las niñas conocían a los caballeros de la Tabla Redonda y continuó con la serie Merlín. En fin, que me voy del tema.Este libro no es una invención del propio Lancelyn sino que, como explica a [...]


    • First thing: There are "things to think about" chapters in the back you should read upfront. They're like discussion points for a book club and they address whether or not King Arthur was real, other versions of the Arthurian Legends (e.g. Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, 1485), and explain the weapons knights used. This is all super insightful and makes reading the entire book more meaningful.Normal review:I wanted to learn about King Arthur and this book delivered. Like the title suggest [...]


    • I always like reading classic tales like Alice in Wonderland, and Peter Pan. Now King Arthur and his Noble Knights is no exception. I always had a fascination with the Medieval times ever since I learned it from history class. I always was fascinated with the whole theme and feeling of it. Now King Arthur and his Noble Knights has that feeling of olden times and even has the aged English written into it. Now that may scare some readers since they may worry over not understanding what they are s [...]


    • I have always loved hearing the stories of King Arthur and his knights. However, this is the first book that I have actually gotten through. I tried reading "The Once and Future King" but I was in a tough semester at school so I never finished it. This book wasn't as hard of a read as what I remember from other books that I have sampled. The chapters are broken up into much smaller stories or adventures. The book seemed to me more like a collection of short stories that were all related. I was r [...]


    • This was my introduction, at the age of 5, when I was still just reading books on my own, to the stories of King Arthur. It was love at first sight, beginning with the arm in white samite rising out of the lake with Excalibur in hand on the cover of my old Puffin edition. I didn't understand all of the words (Roger Lancelyn Green's writing has a bit of a stylized archaic texture) but was fascinated nonetheless, and added some deliciously exotic-sounding words to my vocabulary. A formative influe [...]


    • Reading 'King Arthur' was bittersweet. Part of the legend takes place in Cornwall, where my parents visited recently. The ending was sad, and King Arthur himself knew his tale would end in such a way. Why do events in life need to come to an end? Each character had to struggle with his responsibilities as a knight and human temptation. The ideals each knight of the roundtable had to live up to were almost super human.The legend of King Arthur is well worth the read.


    • It was alright but not good. If you're hoping to start reading Arthurian mythology, I suggest The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights. Steinbeck made the retellings fascinating and addictive, while Green droned on with boring, dull writing and made it difficult to enjoy.


    • This is by all means a HORRID book! It is an insult to the Tales of Camelot, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. The writing of the book is terrible; it makes you want to skip parts. It is very hard to enjoy this book. I am currently hiding this book in the farthest, darkest shelf in the house.


    • Love the stories, however, this was not my favorite telling of them. I did glean a new phrase to use around the house, though-- "That you shall know when you come thither!" (To use in response to "What do you want, Mom?")


    • The kids expressed an interest in this story after seeing Monty Python - The Search for the Holy Grail. We've been reading this for a couple of nights now, and they seem to be enjoying it. Great! Gotta love when your kids are interested in the classics!


    • My copy of this book is very battered and dog-eared, demonstrating just how much I read and loved it. A good introduction to King Arthur, and it turned out to be somewhat helpful when I read Le Morte d'Arthur in university. Having this background was rather useful.


    • It was great. I loved the characters, stories, and chapters. I ate up every story. There is no other book like this one. People who like actio and adventure should read this book.



    • 3.5/5If you want a book that gives you a sense of adventure, heartbreak, and hopeis is the one. Or you can just read merely because you're a fan of the Arthurian Legend. It's wonderful.


    • From the beginning I wasn't too big a fan of the book. Now, to be fair, this was a summer reading book so that played a part, however the story didn't really catch my attention. To make it worse, there are multiple story lines at once that all intercept in weird ways, which made it hard for me to follow. As the story goes along, I didn't find myself connecting with the characters and began to become bored with the story. The story tends to be highly religious also, and as someone who knows next [...]


    • This is a negative review. Please don't read it if you like this book. This is my honest opinion; I'm not interested in fighting about it. Content:This book has lots and lots of violence, but it's not detailed, saying things like "smote off his head" and "cut her arm." There's a mess with a queen (married to the king) and a knight confessing love for each other and meeting up secretly. Some kissing, including a few between guys as a joke. Cover:I didn't really imagine the stone like an anvil, an [...]


    • Though the stories of King Arthur are fun to read, the older language used was hard to read. It starts with how Arthur pulls the sword from the stone for his brother who lost his sword. Amazed, his brother asked where he found it. Soon everyone heard and the wizard Merlin tells the people of Camelot that he is to be there king, and the best king to ever live. It goes through the stories of each knight, my favorite being Gawain, the nephew of Arthur. Confident, but humble, he would do anything fo [...]


    • This review is also posted on my blog Mad Scibrarian.Mr. Green went ahead and modernized the classic King Arthur tales from Sir Thomas Malory's edition. He tries to assemble the tales into somewhat of a chronological order and uses medieval-esque language to fit the feel of the original tales. However, it might be best to just read the originals because everything is very simple and very repetitive. The general outline for each tale is a knight leaving for a quest, encountering a damsel, killing [...]


    • Confession: I've read Malory (for Medieval Lit in college), but I hated it, despite the fact that I love the Arthurian legend and the many spinoffs/interpretations I've read over the years. This compilation was really good--not hard to slog through like Malory, but the language still has an authentic feel about it. I'm keeping it in mind to use in our homeschool in a few years when my kiddos are ready for it (note to self: that's why it's on the homeschool shelf, despite having nothing to do wit [...]


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