A Lady of King Arthur's Court: Being a Romance of the Holy Grail

A Lady of King Arthur's Court: Being a Romance of the Holy Grail

A Lady of King Arthur's Court: Being a Romance of the Holy Grail

A Lady of King Arthur's Court: Being a Romance of the Holy Grail


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In the golden age of Camelot, Lady Dieudonnée of Cameliard, a lady in waiting to Queen Guenever, has given up on love- until she meets Prince Anguish of Ireland, an aspiring knight on a quest for glory and honor who hopes to change her mind.

First published in 1907, this forgotten Arthurian classic features full color original illustrations by Clara Elsene Peck. Reprinted in its entirety for the first time in over a century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781737347705
Publisher: Megara Publishing Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/2021
Series: Megara Classics , #5
Pages: 174
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

Sara Hawks Sterling was born March 4th, 1874 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania to Dr. John Sterling and Mary Eldridge. She spent her life in the Philadelphia area working as an English teacher at various educational facilities. She authored several books in her lifetime and was considered an authority on Shakespeare. Largely forgotten today, she was an early female contributor to the Arthurian and Robin Hood canons. She died December 26th, 1936 of pneumonia, which she caught after directing a Christmas play for the Philadelphia High School for Girls.

Clara Elsene Peck, born April 18, 1883, was an American illustrator, painter and commercial artist. Her works appeared in the Metropolitan Museum of Art traveling exhibition in 1956 and 1957. She was a member of the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors, National Association of Women Artists, the New York Watercolor society, and she was one of the first 20 women to be admitted to the Society of Illustrators. Peck did illustrations for Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, The Century Magazine, Proctor and Gamble, MetLife and others. Early in her career she did several book illustrations, which remain some of her best known work today.

Megara Publishing is an independent publishing house based in New York, USA, founded by Kate Francia and Christopher Francia. We publish new works of speculative fiction, including books, novellas, and short story anthologies. We also publish classic authors and forgotten works by women in science fiction and fantasy.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE • Arthur's Court at Pentecost - 1

CHAPTER TWO • The Damosel of the Golden Shield - 6

CHAPTER THREE • In the Rosebower - 12

CHAPTER FOUR • Guenever's Chamber - 20

CHAPTER FIVE • Merlin's Oak - 26

CHAPTER SIX • The Quest of Ulfius - 33

CHAPTER SEVEN • The Castle of Hellayne - 39

CHAPTER EIGHT • Arthur's Hunting - 45

CHAPTER NINE • The Queen's Rose - 52

CHAPTER TEN • In the Moonlight - 57

CHAPTER ELEVEN • The Tournament at Pentecost - 63

CHAPTER TWELVE • Anguish the Victor - 70

CHAPTER THIRTEEN • The Wedding Morn of Anguish - 76

CHAPTER FOURTEEN • The Bride Unwived - 81

CHAPTER FIFTEEN • La Beale Isoud - 86

CHAPTER SIXTEEN • Anguish's Vision - 96

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN • At the Castle of Carbonek - 103

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN • In the Forest - 109

CHAPTER NINETEEN • The Hermit's Hut - 114

CHAPTER TWENTY • The Vengeance of Anguish - 120

CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE • Love and Death - 131

CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO • The White Vessel - 138

CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE • The Passing of Dagonet - 144

CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR • At Almesbury - 151

CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX • The Lady of Anguish - 156


"I am Ulfius of Ireland" - i

Merlin sat among the shadows of the forest - 32

The Tournament at Pentecost was at its height - 69

Anguish alone remained kneeling - 102

"Let us go," she said, "life is before us" - 161

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