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Men of Iron

Men of Iron

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Men of Iron is an 1891 novel by the American author Howard Pyle, who also illustrated it. It is juvenile coming of age work in which the author has the reader experience the medieval entry into knighthood through the eyes of a young squire, Myles Falworth. In Chapter 24 the knighthood ceremony is presented and described as it would be in a non-fiction work on

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Men of Iron is an 1891 novel by the American author Howard Pyle, who also illustrated it. It is juvenile coming of age work in which the author has the reader experience the medieval entry into knighthood through the eyes of a young squire, Myles Falworth. In Chapter 24 the knighthood ceremony is presented and described as it would be in a non-fiction work on knighthood and chivalry. Descriptions of training equipment are also given throughout. It comprises 68,334 words and is divided into 33 unnamed chapters, an introduction, and a conclusion. It was made into a film in 1954, The Black Shield of Falworth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148607052
Publisher:
Tri-Fold Media Group
Publication date:
08/11/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
536 KB

Meet the Author

Howard Pyle (March 5, 1853 – November 9, 1911) was an American illustrator and writer, primarily of books for young audiences. A native of Wilmington, Delaware, he spent the last year of his life in Florence, Italy. In 1894 he began teaching illustration at the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry (now Drexel University), and after 1900 he founded his own school of art and illustration called the Howard Pyle School of Illustration Art. The term the Brandywine School was later applied to the illustration artists and Wyeth family artists of the Brandywine region by Pitz (later called the Brandywine School). Some of his more famous students were Olive Rush, N. C. Wyeth, Frank Schoonover, Elenore Abbott, Ellen Bernard Thompson Pyle, and Jessie Willcox Smith. His 1883 classic The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood remains in print to this day, and his other books, frequently with medieval European settings, include a four-volume set on King Arthur that cemented his reputation. He wrote an original work, Otto of the Silver Hand, in 1888. He also illustrated historical and adventure stories for periodicals such as Harper's Weekly and St. Nicholas Magazine. His Men of Iron was made into a movie in 1954, The Black Shield of Falworth. Pyle travelled to Florence, Italy to study mural painting in 1910, and died there in 1911 of sudden kidney infection (Bright's Disease).

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Men of Iron 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 56 reviews.
ALMarsh More than 1 year ago
Men of Iron, by Howard Pyle, is an inspirational and moving story of a young boy who grows to manhood against the backdrop of the European feudal system. His family having been robbed of their home and lands by an evil Knight, flee to the wilds where young Miles Falworth grows to adolesence. He is eventually taken on as a page by a powerful Lord still friendly to his father. While under the care of this benevolent friend he learns the skills that will take him into the Knighthood. As Miles matures, he finds love for the first time. He is also made aware of the terrible injustice perpetrated against his family. As fate would have it, he is given the opportunity to redeem his family name in a rousing finish that you cant help but love. I read this book nearly fifty years ago and it still stands out as one of my all time favorites. If you are lucky enough to find a copy that has Howard Pyles own illustrations in it, you will be doubly blessed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THE PERFECT BOOK!!! It has the perfect beginning, plot, characters, and THE PERFECT ENDING. It is my all time favorite book! I'm so glad I bought it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When people want to read reviews to determine whether or not they want to buy a book, they expect to find actual reviews of a book - not a bunch of kids petending they're in a chat room. If you haven't read the book, don't write a review for it. I read the book & I liked it enough to give it 3 stars. There are chat rooms for a reason - use them. Don't waste our time writing fake book reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was the first mid-Evil book that I read. It really got my attention fast. There was never a dull moment. It is just like Charles Dickens 'Great Expectations' where it builds up to the end and when you finish, you wish that it could just keep going.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You expect to find a GOOD review but what you get is a bunch of kids who write fake review with a lot of curse words I mean cmon people GROW UP! Get a life and use chat groups....ON YOUR PHONES!!!!"""
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He muttered something, then shook his head and cleared his throat. "This camp is DEAD." He abruptly stood and turned around, wings whipping through the air. "It's dead and there's nothing left to do." With those last words, his voice trailed in a hoarse whisper.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unsheathes his sword at the loud crashing. He looed around for danger, his face slightly paling.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Teenager about 15 running from a gourgons saying' free smple' but its not percy jackaon, "help" the teen said and he fled to the camp he entered breatheing hard
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Combat traininf
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Cuz. We are almost the last of the elders.
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*looks out, lips trembling* T-t-this is where we met.......
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Testing!
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*i shadow dash in* here
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