The Sword and the Circle: King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

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Author: Rosemary Sutcliff
Binding: Paperback

ISBN: 9780140371499

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Author: Rosemary Sutcliff
Binding: Paperback

ISBN: 9780140371499
Publisher: Puffin Books
Language: English
Page Count: 272
Publication Date: 11/01/1994
Size: 7.8″ l x 5.1″ w x 0.5 ”

His kingdom was magical, his knights were loyal, and his life was filled with adventure. . . .
Young Arthur Pendragon became High King of England the instant he pulled the mysterious sword from within the stone. He unlocked the magic within the sword Excalibur, and won the heart of the Lady Guenever. At his side through quests and adventures were the Knights of the Round Table—among Gawain, who faced certain death at the hands of the Green Knight; Percival, who learned that it took more than a victory on horseback to win a place at the Round Table; and Lancelot, who daily felt a passion he was forced to hide. And over them all ruled Arthur, true King. . . .

“Stands far beyond any Arthurian collection for young readers.”—Times Literary Supplement

“Other than Malory, I can think of no better introduction to the whole sweep of Arthurian stories.”—School Library Journal, starred review reviews    Reviews

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ISBN-10: 0140371494
ISBN-13: 9780140371499
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Retells the adventures of King Arthur, Queen Guenevere, Sir Lancelot, and the other knights of the Round Table.

When the young boy Arthur pulled the mysterious sword—meant for the one true King—from the stone, his destiny, and Britain's, was changed forever. The Fellowship of the Round Table was formed, and the most famous knights in the land came to court.

In a new retelling of the well-loved legend, Rosemary Sutcliff dramatically recounts their tales: the quests and adventures, jousts and loves of Gawain, Gareth, Tristan, Percival and many others.

But what happened to King Arthur himself—how he got his sword Excalibur, his marriage to Guenever, the magic of Merlin and the threat of the evil Morgan La Fay—makes for the most fascinating story of all.

Especially when Lancelot, the world's greatest knight, decided to come to Camelot.

The Coming of Arthur --The Sword in the Stone --The Sword from the Lake --The Round table --The Ship, the Mantle and the Hawthorn tree --Sir Lancelot of the Lake --Sir Gawain and the Green Knight --Beaumains, the Kitchen Knight --Lancelot and Elaine --Tristan and Iseult --Geraint and Enid --Gawain and the Loathely Lady --The Coming of Percival.

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Weight 0.16 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 13 × 1.3 cm

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