The Book of Merlyn
This magical account of King Arthur's last night on earth spent weeks on the New York Times best-seller list following its publication in 1977.Even in addressing the profound issues of war and peace, The Book of Merlyn retains the life and sparkle for which White is known. The tale brings Arthur... show more
This magical account of King Arthur's last night on earth spent weeks on the New York Times best-seller list following its publication in 1977.Even in addressing the profound issues of war and peace, The Book of Merlyn retains the life and sparkle for which White is known. The tale brings Arthur full circle, an ending, White wrote, that "will turn my completed epic into a perfect fruit, 'rounded off and bright and done.'"
Publish date: January 1st 1988
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
Series: The Once and Future King -4 (#5)
According to what I've read about the Once and Future King books, this volume was initially intended to be included with the other four books in the omnibus printing. It was rejected due to wartime paper shortages, and was finally published a few years after White's death. I wanted to read this be...
This is a longer version of the last book in the collected [b:The Once and Future King|43545|The Once and Future King (The Once and Future King, #1-4)|T.H. White|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1338741283s/43545.jpg|1140206] and also includes some material (the ant and goose segments) that was incorpor...
I half-wish I'd read this as a teenager. The final book of the series that became The Once and Future King is a crummy finale to a well-told tale, but like the other volumes it asks great questions. Written at the end of Britain's WWII experience, it's naturally bogged down with questions of war, hu...
It was so chock-full with politic I almost couldn't read it. The main thing that Merlyn believed due to human physiology the only political form that suits it is the one that relies on individualism, just like communism suits ant the best. Merlyn and his council of animal was so righteous about it, ...
[These notes were made in 1981:]The fifth and last book of The Once and Future King, according to the PR. But without that trumpeting, one might be forgiven for thinking that this book is not part of the same overall plan as the others, though it is indisputably by the same author and "about" the sa...