The Once and Future King

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Ace Books, 1987 - Fiction - 639 pages
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The whole world knows and loves this book. It is the magical epic of King Arthur and his shining Camelot; of Merlin 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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Excellent. I found myself in constant awe of White's art. He often sets a scene or outward aspect of the character with just a few words -- then proceeds to nail the psychology of the interaction with an aside or bit of commentary.
The last chapter was was hard reading - not so much the ideas but knowing the end of the story and finding Arthur's "testament" insufficient to that which came before.
Looking forward to reading 'The Book of Merlin' should I get time.
 

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The Once and Future King by TH White chronicles the life of King Arthur with detail and some humour. This book was very well written but it was really, really long. I think it would be best if you ... Read full review

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Contents

THE SWORD
7
THE QUEEN OF
211
THE ILLMADE
313
Copyright

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About the author (1987)

T. H. White is the author of the classic Arthurian fantasy The Once and Future King, among other works.

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