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'Magnificent and tragic, and irrestible mixture of gaiety and pathos' The Sunday Times 'This ambitious work will long remain a memorial to an author who is at once civilized, learned, witty and humane' Times Literary Supplement --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
T.H. White died in 1964, leaving a literary legacy that places him alongside J R.R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis and Mervyn Peake as one of the 20th Century's greatest British fantasists. He has inspired generations of fantasy writers, from Neil Gaiman to JK Rowling. Born in India in 1906, White studied at Queens' College, Cambridge, where he wrote a thesis on Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur. He found success with his 'preface to Malory', The Sword in the Stone, a wonderfully imaginative retelling of King Arthur's early life. He continued to explore the Arthurian mythos in four further volumes - The Witch in the Wood, The Ill-Made Knight, The Candle in the Wind and The Book of Merlyn - a sequence collectively known as The Once and Future King. The novels were famously adapted into the Disney film The Sword in the Stone in 1963. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
This was an assigned reading when I was in school in the 80's. It was one of the few books we had to read that I actually enjoyed. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
I very much enjoyed the first of the stories, the adventures with Merlin while Arthur was a child, his education by Merlin. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Susan Haas
This is a book I have always wanted to read, I found it a bit tedious in parts. I would still recommend it to people who want to read everything about the Arthurian legend. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Sharman Plaugher
My favorite book as a child and now a go to when reading to the little ones!!!!!Published 13 days ago by Lazarus
This was one of my favorite books when I was younger. Reading it again 15 years later, it was just as magical and wonderful as I remembered.Published 22 days ago by Christopher Fields