The Red Romance BookEdited by Andrew Lang
Illustrated by Henry Ford
WARNING: This book contains a scene where an evil wizard tries to convince a knight to commit suicide, which may not be suitable for younger readers. Please read the scene here before deciding whether to purchase this book for a child.
Andrew Lang's famous colored Fairy Books were in fact only part, rather less than half, of a larger series of storybooks for children. Among the lesser-known books of the series are two collections of romances of chivalry. Here are gallant knights, travelling the world in search of adventure, fighting wicked men, slaying monsters, and rescuing damsels in distress.
Among the stories in this volume are:
The Red Cross Knight and his quest to slay the dragon, from Spenser's Fairie Queene;
Bradamante, the great female knight, trying to save her beloved Roger from an evil enchanter;
Amys and Amyle, friends faithful unto death;
William of Palermo, who was raised by a friendly were-wolf;
Huon of Bordeaux, and his friend Oberon, the king of the fairies;
Don Quixote, the most honorable, noble and courteous knight of them all;
and many more brave knights and fair ladies, all breathing the spirit of chivalry.
320 pages. 8.5" by 5.5"
A full list of children's books edited by Andrew Lang can be found here.
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