The Once and Future King

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Collins, 1958 - Arthurian romances - 677 pages
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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  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

There has only ever been one King and he is king in a land where he IS the land. His education and his tale of hard knocks makes for fascinating reading. The lies and bretrayal doom him [and the land ... Read full review

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User Review  - AliceaP - LibraryThing

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 ... 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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