It is 1483, and Sir Thomas Lemuel Hawke, a Cornish knight, is about to ride into battle. On the eve of his departure, he composes a letter to his four young children, consisting of twenty virtues that provide instruction on how to live a noble life, and on all the lessons, large and small, that he might have imparted to them himself were he not expecting to die on the battlefield.
“Why am I alive? Where was I before I was born? What will happen to me when I die? Whatever well our lives are drawn from, it is deep, wild, mysterious, and unknowable....” Rules for a Knight is many things: a code of ethics; an intimate record of a lifelong quest; a careful recounting of a knight’s hardest won lessons, deepest aspirations, and most richly instructive failures; and an artifact, a relic of a father’s exquisite love.
Drawing on the ancient teachings of Eastern and Western philosophy and religion, on literature and poetry, and on the great spiritual and political writings of our time, Ethan Hawke has written a parable that—in the story of a young man’s journey toward a life of authenticity and meaning—captures the instinctive movement of the heart toward truth and beauty. Rules for a Knight has the appeal of Arthurian legend; the economy of Aesop; and the vitality, intelligence, and risk-taking that could only emanate from Ethan Hawke.
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Twice nominated for Academy Awards for his roles in Boyhood and Training Day, ETHAN HAWKE has starred in the films Dead Poets Society, Reality Bites, and Gattaca, as well as Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise trilogy. He is the author of the novels The Hottest State and Ash Wednesday. He lives in Brooklyn.Review:
"A guide for living an upright and noble life."
—The New Yorker
"Hawke (Ash Wednesday) pens a heartwarming, medieval tale on ethics... an easy and endearing read, perfect for young and old children alike."
"Philosophy lovers will enjoy the Eastern and Western philosophical musings, but everyone will enjoy the touching storyline."
"Hawke's book of wisdom declaring life to be a gift should be pondered."
"Entertaining and insightful."
—The Buffalo News
"A deliciously digestible read...Read this book. You’ll be reminded of just how powerful simple gestures can be when they’re fueled by passion and purpose."
—The Free Lance-Star
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Book Description Hutchinson, 2015. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very Good: a copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0007332148
Book Description Hutchinson, 2015. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0006973773
Book Description Hutchinson, UK, 2015. Decorative Boards. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued. Ryan Hawke (illustrator). First. Near fine condition book; no inscrtiptions etc. No d/w as issued. Decorative boards. Although a work of fiction, this book provides insight into how a knight carries out his duties and his life. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Children. Bookseller Inventory # 015864
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