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The Once and Future King
The Once and Future King
Author: T. H. White
The whole world knows and loves this book. It is the magical epic of King Arthur and his shinning Camelot; of Merlyn and Owl and Guinevere; of beasts who talk and men who fly, of wizardry and war. It is the book of all things lost and wonderful and sad. It is the fantasy masterpiece by which all others are judged.
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ISBN-13: 9780441627400
ISBN-10: 0441627404
Publication Date: 7/15/1987
Pages: 640
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 209 ratings
Publisher: Ace
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
This is actually four books in one. It traces the journey of the young King Arthur to the end of his life. The Disney movie, The Sword In the Stone was taken from the first of the books.One of the most readable of the Arthurian books, it can be read by all ages.
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Helpful Score: 5
A somewhat humorous retelling of Mallory's version of the Arthur/Camelot/Guinevere/Lancelot story. Well worth reading! Part I appears to have been the basis for Walt Disney's The Sword in the Stone. But beware having children read this book. Contains incest, adultery, etc.
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Helpful Score: 3
The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature
Quartet of novels by T.H. White, published in a single volume in 1958. The quartet comprises The Sword in the Stone (1938), The Queen of Air and Darkness--first published as The Witch in the Wood (1939)--The Ill-Made Knight (1940), and The Candle in the Wind (published in the composite volume, 1958). The series is a retelling of the Arthurian legend, from Arthur's birth to the end of his reign, and is based largely on Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte Darthur. After White's death, a conclusion to The Once and Future King was found among his papers; it was published in 1977 as The Book of Merlyn
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Helpful Score: 2
One of the definitive Arthurian novels. T.H. White's version is by far the most popular account of Arthur and his Knights. This is a great starter for young readers, as well as a wonderful tale for all ages.
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I enjoyed finally learning the whole story behind the King Arthur and Queen Guenever and Sir Lancelot love triangle. I'm glad I have "The Book of Meryln" to read next to hopefully cap a better ending to all the stories. The ending implies what happens to King Arthur ... but I just want told again to be certain.
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The world's greatest fantasy classic! Camelot and romance, King Arthur and Guinevere, wizardry and war, it's got it all. A++++++
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First published in 1939, this is the epic story of King Arthur, Merlin, Guinevere and Knights. For Camelot lovers, this is the book that tells it all.


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