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    Robert Whitfield(Narrator),Howard Pyle(Author),Inc. Blackstone Audio(Publisher)

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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.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • By William Struse on October 2, 2014

    After three decades I enjoyed this story as much as I did in my youth. Not sure if that says more about the book or me but Men Of Iron is a wonderfully thrilling story. I mean come on, who doesn’t love a story of knights, ladies and chivalry.Men of Iron is the story of a young boy with an indomitable spirit who rises above his circumstances to redeem his family honor, vanquish his foes and win a lady. Set in the 1400’s during the reign of King Henry the IV this story is full of intrigue, action, love and friendship.This is a great story for young people or those still young at heart. Howard Pyle is a great storyteller. Loved the book!

  • By 54mm Napoleonics on March 3, 2018

    Wonderful story form childhood! Though inaccurate with regards to the mobility of men in armour (they are not immobile if on the ground and do not have to be hoisted onto their horse) it is still an excellent book for young - and old - readers.This would be an excellent book for a Grandfather to read to his GrandsonThe narration on the Audible book is excellent as well. Though, the father and uncle are portrayed as being a bit too old in this listener's opinion..

  • By Kindle Customer on February 3, 2018

    I loved the story. I found out about this story from reading an excerpt from daughter's school reading book. When I found out there was more to the story I had to read the rest. I fell in love with Myles and his friend Gascoyne.

  • By Grover Smith on May 7, 2008

    This is a Boys classic to rank along side of Robin Hood . I first read this book in the ninth grade but is easily read by any good reader 5Th grade up. This adventure about a young boy taken from his family at a young age who learns to do what is right , to stand up against bullies , to organise others in a right cause. The book describes what it might been like to be a squire , then a knight . We follow the main character to young manhood and the righting of a terrible injustice. Boys will love it. Makes you want to make a shield and sword and be courageous and right wrongs your self. This book was written expressly for boys. My sons have read it and I hope my grandsons will too. This is a great gift for a boy fifth grade and up ,a good book to read aloud to or with your child.

  • By Odysseus on July 15, 2014

    Howard Pyle at his best. An understated, clever & gripping fictional narrative of a young knight coming of age & experience in Medieval England. If you like this, also consider 'Otto of the Silver Hand'. His illustrations in the 'Book of Pirates' are iconic.

  • By C. Hill on June 16, 2010

    "Men of Iron" is one of my favorite books from my preteen years. This well written story follow the story a young man (Myles) forced to leave his family and eventually attempt to right the wrongs evil men have visited on him and his family. It is a story of castle life, boyhood dreams, chivalry, and coming of age in medieval England.The language can be a little hard to get through, but well worth it for this great story!Highly recommended! Note that SCA'ers and fantasy gamers might also enjoy it.CFH

  • By TFLEU725 on September 3, 2015

    Great book. Quite intriguing. The cover on mine was different from the one shown here.


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