The story of the incomparable Arthur, the lovely Guinevere, the wicked Morgana le Fey, and the magical Merlin has enthralled and delighted readers for centuries.
Howard Pyle's 1902 retelling of the English classic captures all the mystery, language, and legend of the early days of King Arthur. Pyle's collection begins with King Arthur's parents and Merlin's prophecy of his birth. It continues through the king's childhood, marriage, and creation of the Round Table. Stuart Langston offers a respectful and entertaining interpretation, with only slight characterization and light dramatization. His mastery of Old English formality transcends its intimidation factor, and the listener soon becomes blissfully unaware of all the "forsooth's" and "foreby's" throughout the text. The old stories take on a fresh vitality under Langston's skillful touch and leave us looking for the next volume. R.P.L. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.