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T.H. White's the Once and Future King

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The Once and Future King defies classification. Is it for children, or for adults? Is it fantasy or a psychological novel? In its great range, it encompasses poetry and farce, comedy and tragedy --and sudden flights of schoolboy humour. White's footnote to Malory' (his own phrase) resulted in the last major retelling of the story based on Malory's Morte Darthur, and ...more
Hardcover, 246 pages
Published November 1st 1993 by Boydell & Brewer
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Liz
May 27, 2013 Liz rated it really liked it
I thorougly enjoyed this book. I loved the atmosphere it created and I think that the author used just the right amount of very striking figurative language. It seems like it is very easy to get absorbed into the setting and plot.
The characterization of King Arthur is very unique and strong. The ending is incredibly moving and the ambiance of the entire story includes a sort of authenticity and sense of grandeur that is hard for me to explain. I would definitely reccommend this story, I believe
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Shelves: fiction, historical
The true Authorian myth. Disney based their "Sword in the Stone" cartoon on this book. It spinninly tells the tale of King Author's life in three parts, from boy-hood rite-taking, to early questdom, to old-betrayals. A bit wordy, but a good, solid read.
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A terrific more modern retelling of the timeless legends of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Faithfull to the original legends but with a few additions and a litterary style that makes it a far easier readbthan Mallory.
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A Classic innovatively written book. Aspects of adventure, mystery, middle ages history, comedy, and gets you thinking! Entering in my Goods reads shelves causes me to plan to read it again!
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An overly long, but nicely re-imagined look at the Arthurian legend.
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