• Stories of King Arthur - Illustrated by Arthur Rackham
  • Stories of King Arthur - Illustrated by Arthur Rackham
  • Stories of King Arthur - Illustrated by Arthur Rackham
  • Stories of King Arthur - Illustrated by Arthur Rackham
  • Stories of King Arthur - Illustrated by Arthur Rackham
  • Stories of King Arthur - Illustrated by Arthur Rackham
  • Stories of King Arthur - Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

Stories of King Arthur – Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

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Stories of King Arthur – Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

The Stories of King Arthur are retold here, by A. L. Haydon (1872 – 1910), and presented alongside the illustrations of Arthur Rackham. King Arthur is a legendary British leader of the late fifth and early-sixth centuries, whose story is manly composed from ancient folklore and literary invention. This volume tells of his legendary adventures, and contains chapters on ‘King Arthur’s Birth’, ‘King Arthur’s Marriage’, ‘Sir Galahad and the Quest for the Holy Grail’, ‘The Jest of Sir Dagonet’, ‘The Sword of Excalibur’, and many more thrilling knights, maidens, and quests.

The book further contains a series of dazzling colour and black-and-white illustrations – by a master of the craft; Arthur Rackham (1867 – 1939). One of the most celebrated painters of the British Golden Age of Illustration (which encompassed the years from 1850 until the start of the First World War), Rackham’s artistry is quite simply, unparalleled. Throughout his career, he developed a unique style, combining haunting humour with dream-like romance. Appearing alongside the text, his illustrations further refine and elucidate A. L. Haydon’s enchanting storytelling.


With works such as Stories of King Arthur, Pook Press celebrates the great Golden Age of Illustration in children’s literature – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration from the 1880s to the 1930s.
Our collection showcases classic fairy tales, children’s stories, and the work of some of the most celebrated artists, illustrators and authors.
We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old.
On this website, you can find out about some of our best-selling authors, illustrators, and stories. We also have a full bookshop, an introduction to the Golden Age of Illustration, and a history of the fairy tale itself.

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