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The Once and Future King - T.H. White
The Once and Future King
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New material added to 1958 revised King Arthur epic. 1 Sword in the Stone - Wart is changed to animals by tutor wizard Merlyn, pulls weapon for foster brother Kay. Ant and gray goose replace 1938 stone, anthropopagi, Madam Mim.2 Queen of Air and Darkness - Morgause, Cornish witch, raises sons to... show more
New material added to 1958 revised King Arthur epic. 1 Sword in the Stone - Wart is changed to animals by tutor wizard Merlyn, pulls weapon for foster brother Kay. Ant and gray goose replace 1938 stone, anthropopagi, Madam Mim.2 Queen of Air and Darkness - Morgause, Cornish witch, raises sons to revenge gran Igraine on Arthur who dreams of Round Table Order of Chivalry. 3 Ill-Made Knight - Ugly Lancelot joins Order, quests to avoid beloved Guinever and Arthur.4 The Candle in the Wind - Arthur is old, tired, resigned to doom, insane son Mordred, fall of Order, dimmed light of his idea.Once upon a time, a young boy called “Wart” was tutored by a magician named Merlyn in preparation for a future he couldn’t possibly imagine. A future in which he would ally himself with the greatest knights, love a legendary queen and unite a country dedicated to chivalrous values. A future that would see him crowned and known for all time as Arthur, King of the Britons.During Arthur’s reign, the kingdom of Camelot was founded to cast enlightenment on the Dark Ages, while the knights of the Round Table embarked on many a noble quest. But Merlyn foresaw the treachery that awaited his liege: the forbidden love between Queen Guinever and Lancelot, the wicked plots of Arthur’s half-sister Morgause, and the hatred she fostered in Mordred that would bring an end to the king’s dreams for Britain—and to the king himself.
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Format: mass market paperback
Publisher: Ace
Pages no: 640
Edition language: English
Series: The Once and Future King -4 (#1)
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Tannat
Tannat rated it
1.5 The Once and Future King by T H White (Audiobook)
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
2.0 The Once And Future King - T.H. White
[/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
5.0 The Once and Future King
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
mattries37315 rated it
3.5 Wonderful Prose, No So Much Narrative Flow
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
3.5 The Once and Future King - T.H. White
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...
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