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by T. H. White
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Tannat rated it 3 years ago
Series: The Once and Future King #1-5 Narrated by Neville Jackson This was supposed to represent a collection of five books, but the titles didn’t seem to be announced (or I kept missing them) so they all just blurred together. I liked the first book, The Sword in the Stone, and I’d give that on...
So many books, such little time.
So many books, such little time. rated it 3 years ago
[/spoiler] [spoiler] 'Wart jumped for the sill and automatically gave himself an extra kick with his wings, just as a high jumper swings his arms. He landed on the sill with a thump, as owls are apt to do, did not stop himself in time, and toppled straight out of the window.' The Once And Future K...
Shelf Indulgence
Shelf Indulgence rated it 5 years ago
As I was reading this book, I came to realize that I really don't know much about the legend of King Arthur. Most of what I know is the broad strokes (Arthur, Guenever, Mordred, Merlin, and Lancelot), and the most comprehensive work I've seen of the legend is Monty Python and the Holy Grail, which ...
mattries37315 rated it 5 years ago
There have been many accounts of the Arthurian saga over the 1500 years, the best thought of the past century has been T.H. White's "The Once and Future King". Though White's prose is good and engaging, the narrative arc through is tetralogy-in-one edition is problematic enough that it sometimes ove...
The English Student
The English Student rated it 5 years ago
I'm not sure what I was expecting going into The Once and Future King, but it wasn't quite this. It's a reworking of Malory's Morte Darthur in a modern-day (well, 1960s) idiom; an attempt to explain the tragedy of Total War through the lens of a national myth. As it stands, the book is a composite...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 5 years ago
First of all, it turns out that I really know very little about the Arthurian legends. Here are some things I've learned from The Once and Future King: 1. It's spelled Merlyn. 2. It's spelled Guenever.3. Lancelot is considered quite ugly. 4. This is not the authoritative volume of all things Arthuri...
Book Ramblings
Book Ramblings rated it 5 years ago
The Once and Future King was recommended to me on Reddit as probably the best Arthurian fantasy book extant. I have read Stephen R. Lawhead's [b:The Pendragon Cycle|73928|Pendragon (The Pendragon Cycle, #4)|Stephen R. Lawhead|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1170843497s/73928.jpg|179264] and Marion Zim...
Dog-Eared Pages
Dog-Eared Pages rated it 5 years ago
Most literary folk vaguely know the story of King Arthur: that he pulled a sword from the stone to become king of England...that the wizard, Merlin, helped him achieve power through various mystical lessons...that his wife, Guenevere, fell in love with the greatest knight in the land, Arthur’s right...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 6 years ago
This beautifully written book is one of two gold standards I use to measure Arthurian books. Mary Stewart's Merlin Trilogy for the historic approach, and this one, White's The Once and Future King, for the full-on fantasy approach. (The book was the basis for the musical Camelot.) The first three ...
Medusa's Stories
Medusa's Stories rated it 6 years ago
I only read the first part, for class, but I'll be coming back to read more later. This is fabulous.
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