Once and Future King   -     By: T.H. White
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Once and Future King

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers / 1980 / Hardcover

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T. H. White retells the entire Arthurian Epic in The Once And Future King. The story takes Arthur from the glorious lyrical phase of his youth through the disillusioning early years of his years of his reign to the mature years in which his vision of hte Round Table develops into the search for the Holy Grail and finally to his weary old age.
In part, T. H. White has drawn on published material which he has revised and reworked heavily to bring form and continuity to an over-all work, a tetralogy which will stand as unique and vivid and quite apart from the individual effects of the various particular books. And in part the author has created new material as enchanting as any he has set on paper.

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Format: Hardcover
Vendor: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 1980
Dimensions: 8 1/2 X 6 X 2 (inches)
ISBN: 0399105972
ISBN-13: 9780399105975
UPC: 048228025955
Availability: In Stock

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T.H. White, whose The Sword in the Stone has been read by hundreds of thousands, now at last has turned his hand to retelling the entire Arthurian Epic. The Once and Future King takes Arthur from the glorious lyrical phase of his youth through the disillusioning early years of his reign to the mature years in which his vision of the Round Table develops into the search for the Holy Grail and finally to his weary old age.

In part, T.H. White has drawn on published material which he has revised and reworked heavily to bring form and continuity to an overall work, a tetralogy which will stand as unique and vivid and quite apart from the individual effects of the various particular books. And in part the author has created new material as enchanting as any he has ever set on paper.

Author Bio

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

Editorial Reviews

"I have laughed at [White’s] great Arthurian novel and cried over it and loved it all my life." —Ursula K. Le Guin
 
"I have read [this] book more times than any other in my library." —Lev Grossman, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Magicians Trilogy
 
"Intense and rich . . . Full of insights, scenes, and flourishes that are really quite astonishing." —Jane Smiley, The Guardian

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    January 3, 2003
    Lee
    The Once and Future King is a magnificent book! Not only does it deal with basic moral truths, but is a fabulous tale in the telling! A must read!
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