The Book of RomanceEdited by Andrew Lang
Illustrated by Henry Ford
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 adventures of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and their Quest for the Holy Grail;
Roland and the Paladins of France, facing down the entire army of Spain;
Robin Hood and his Merry Men in Sherwood Forest, robbing the rich to feed the poor;
William Short-Nose, the defender of Provence, and his friend Rainouart the giant;
Grettir the Strong, a Viking who fought men and monsters with equal courage;
and many more brave knights and fair ladies, all breathing the spirit of chivalry.
306 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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