"King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table" is Howard Pyle’s book about the British legend of king Arthur. This time Pyle wrote about prisoners of honor, love and faith that are the biggest values of the Order of Knights. Lancelot, Tristan and Percival are one of the most famous knights who belonged to the … [Read more...] about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
Howard Pyle was born in 1853 in Wilmington. He was an American writer, illustrator and a teacher. He made many illustrations for stories, fairytales and adventure novels. In his early youth he was strongly influenced by his mother who, by reading stories, fairytales and ballades to him and showing him famous illustrations, set the path for him to become an artist.
Since he wasn’t interested in conventional education, he studied from a Belgian artist. When he finished his education he opened up his own studio. Pyle wrote in his free time. His work was a priceless contribution to the American youth’s literature. His works are as exciting today as they were in his time no matter if they are illustrations, cartoons or literary works.
He dedicated his life to writing. His most famous work are “The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood”, “Whiting the Capes”, “Otto of the Silver Hand”, The Story of King Arthur and His Knights”, The Story of Sir Lancelot and his Companions”, “The Story of the Grail and the Passing of King Arthur”…
He died on November 9th, 1911 in Florence, Italy.
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
The novel "Merry Adventures of Robin Hood" who got famous in Nottingham shire, author Howard Pyle wrote inspired by the tales and legends about a famous outlaw from the 13th century who was helping the poor by taking away from rich. The existence of Robin Hood as a real historical figure hasn't been proved, but … [Read more...] about The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood