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Tales Of King Arthur And The Round Table

Andrew Lang (1844-1912)

1. Introduction
2. Part 1 Story 1 The Drawing Of The Sword
3. Part 1 Story 2 The Sword Excalibur
4. Part 1 Story 3 How The Round Table Began
5. Part 1 Story 4 The Story Of Sir Balin
6. Part 1 Story 5 What Beaumains Asked Of The King Part 1
7. Part 1 Story 5 What Beaumains Asked Of The King Part 2
8. Part 1 Story 6 How Morgan Le Fay Tried To Kill King Arthur
9. Part 1 Story 7 The Passing Of Merlin
10. Part 2 Story 1 The Quest Of The Holy Graal
11. Part 2 Story 2 The Coming Of The Holy Graal
12. Part 2 Story 3 The Adventure Of Sir Galahad
13. Part 2 Story 4 How Sir Lancelot Saw A Vision And Repented Of His Sins
14. Part 2 Story 5 The Adventure Of Sir Percivale
15. Part 2 Story 6 An Adventure Of Sir Lancelot
16. Part 2 Story 7 An Adventure Of Sir Gawaine
17. Part 2 Story 8 The Adventure Of Sir Bors
18. Part 2 Story 9 Adventure Of Sir Galahad
19. Part 2 Story 10 Sir Lancelot Meets Sir Galahad And They Part For Ever
20. Part 2 Story 11 How Sir Galahad Found The Graal And Died Of That Finding
21. Part 3 Story 1 The Fight For The Queen
22. Part 3 Story 2 The Fair Maid Of Astolat
23. Part 4 Story 1 Lancelot And Guenevere
24. Part 4 Story 2 The End Of It All

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The tales of King Arthur and his Knights are of Celtic origin. The Celts were the people who occupied Britain at the time when the history of the country opens… It is believed that King Arthur lived in the sixth century, just after the Romans withdrew from Britain… the stories came to be handed down from father to son, in Brittany (whose people are of the same family as the Welsh) as well as in Wales and England… [story-tellers altered the stories to suit their times down through the centuries] …and so in their altered and historically inaccurate form they have reached us at the present day. …Sir Thomas Malory obtained the material for his “Morte d’Arthur,” which was written in 1470. This is the most famous of the early books of Arthurian legend, and it is from the “Morte d’Arthur” that most of the stories in this book are taken…. The language throughout has been modified with a view to making the legends more easy of study.