Rules for a Knight by Ethan Hawke

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Read Rules for a Knight Online Free - From Ethan Hawke, four-time Academy Award nominee—twice for writing and twice for acting—an unforgettable fable about a father's journey and a timeless guide to life's many questions. 

A knight, fearing he may not return from battle, writes a letter to his children in an attempt to leave a record of all he knows. In a series of ruminations on solitude, humility, forgiveness, honesty, courage, grace, pride, and patience, he draws on the ancient teachings of Eastern and Western philosophy, and on the great spiritual and political writings of our time. His intent: to give his children a compass for a journey they will have to make alone, a short guide to what gives life meaning and beauty. 

Title : Rules for a Knight
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ISBN : 0307962334
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 175 pages


Diane rated it ★★★★☆

April 03, 2016

This is a charming book for children that gives advice on how to be a good and noble person. I don't read a lot of children's books, but I saw this on display in the library and it was such a pretty edition that I checked it out. The story is that Sir Thomas Lemuel Hawke wrote this letter to his c...

Fabian rated it ★★★☆☆

June 11, 2017

Another self-help guide in disguise. But Ethan Hawke is, it must be mentioned, undeniably talented (dude's got not one but two writing Oscar noms. Two! [& two acting ones! = 4 total!]). His words & phrases are tender, his examples almost rudimentary yet sublime. Almost. Also, it's a valuab...

Therese rated it ★★★★☆

November 10, 2015

I was very skeptical of reading this, because of a prejudice that the famous often get undeserved book deals. After reading this sweet little collection of parables, I am very impressed with Ethan Hawke's charming book. The chapters are organized around a list of rules (humility, love, wisdom, et...

Teresa rated it ★★★☆☆

January 28, 2016

This is not the kind of book I typically read, much less buy. But on the weekend before Thanksgiving while in NYC, when getting ready to leave the Strand (not knowing I'd be there the next day too), I stopped when I saw this on a little stand. I picked it up and there was something I liked about...

Trish rated it ★★★☆☆

May 08, 2016

This handbook for knights is a 6” x 4” hardcover bound with green cloth and a gold ribbon to place as you read. Hawke initially did not intend it for wide circulation: It was begun when his wife and he decided to have some “rules of the house,” which became more like “rules for living” the more h...

Amanda rated it ★★★★☆

January 20, 2016

Rules for a Knight is a quick and uplifting read. The premise of the book is a fictional letter written by a knight to his children in 1483 on the eve of a battle that would take his life. The letter provides a guideline for living an upright and virtuous life with anecdotes and pearls of wisdom....

Tara rated it ★★★★☆

May 06, 2016

4.5 stars. I loved this little book. It caught my eye because of its intentionally retro binding, made in Germany to look like an old, moldy book that has been around for decades. Written by a knight during the eve of a final crusade, we get the vast knowledge of eastern and western philosophy, a...

Steph rated it ★★★☆☆

January 04, 2016

I like the story it went through all the aspects of what makes people good and decent and the background of how the story came to be is so interesting that I have to read it. I really liked it and it was an interesting read especially when it was a letter to his children on the eve of battle it w...

Terri rated it ★★★★★

October 17, 2015

What a lovely book of life lessons. Each chapter starts with a quote about love, humility, death , justice and then backs it up with a story related to it. We also learn the story of Sir Thomas through these parables and how he came to be a knight.This book is full of philosophy useful for everyd...

Jessica rated it ★★★☆☆

November 02, 2015

Won in the First Reads giveaway. The writing was clear and lovely. It reminded me of The Alchemist. The illustrations were charming.

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