The Once and Future King

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Collins, 1958 - Arthurian romances - 677 pages
83 Reviews

The world's greatest fantasy classic is "richly imagined and unfailingly eloquent and entertaining" ("Booklist").

"The Once and Future King" is T.H. White's masterful retelling of the saga of King Arthur, a fantasy classic as legendary as Excalibur and Camelot, and a poignant story of adventure, romance, and magic that has enchanted readers for generations.

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User Review  - leandrod - LibraryThing

So many flaws it should get only three stars. But so influential in movies (Disney’s _The Sword in the Stone_ [or was it _The Sword was the Law?_], _Camelot_) & so representative of a time & a mindset, it becomes almost essential. Read full review

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User Review  - Eva - Goodreads

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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About the author (1958)

Terence Hanbury White was born on May 29, 1906 in Bombay, India. He attended Cheltenham College, Gloucestershire, and Queen's College, Cambridge. The success of his autobiography, England Have My Bones, allowed him to leave teaching after six years and devote his time to writing. Although he wrote a wide array of novels and some poetry, he is best known for The Once and Future King, his four-volume retelling of the legend of King Arthur, which became the basis for both the musical, Camelot, and the Disney film, The Sword in the Stone. White died on January 17, 1964, while returning home from a lecture tour in America.

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