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Book Information: Once and Future King, the

Once and Future King, the (1958) [Omnibus Volume]
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Series: Once and Future King, the

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The whole world knows and loves this book. It is the magical epic of King Arthur and his sining Camelot; of Merlyn and Owl and Guinevere; of beasts who talk and men who fly; of wizardry and war. It is the book of all things lost and wonderful and sad. It is the fantasy masterpiece by which all others are judged.

T.H. White's masterful retelling of the Arthurian legend is an abiding classic. The Once and Future King, contains four books about the early life of King Arthur (The Sword in the Stone , The Witch in the Wood , The Ill-Made Knight and The Candle in the Wind). Exquisite comedy offsets the tradegy of Arthur's personal doom as White brings to life the major British epic of all time with brilliance, grandeur, warmth and charm.

Original title: The Once and Future King
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: MythologyRetellingsCeltic and Arthurian
FictionFantasySaga, Myth, and LegendArthurian Legend

This work is excerpted in the following works :
     Wizards (2001) [Anthology]
      Authors: Lewis Carroll , Ursula K. Le Guin , Roald Dahl , Edith Nesbit , C. S. Lewis , Frances Hodgson Burnett , Jane Yolen , T.H. White , Mark Helprin , Nikolai Gogol , George MacDonald , Edward Eager , Margery Williams , Philippa Pearce

The following works are contained within this one:
     Sword in the Stone, the (1938) [Novel]
      Author: T.H. White
     Witch in the Wood, the (1939) [Novel]
      Author: T.H. White
     Ill-made Knight, the (1940) [Novel]
      Author: T.H. White

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Edition #1: The Once and Future King

The Once and Future King (1958)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "A gay, warm, sad, glinting, rich, mystical, ture and beautiful tapestry of human history and human spirit. Read it and laugh. Read it and learn. Read it and be glad you are human." Minneapolis Tribune
  • "Intensely contemporary and pungent... not only better... and richer for being a retelling, it is also more original... In fact, there is everything in this great book." Saturday Review
  • "... should be enormously opular and become one of the curious classics of English literature." David Garnett
  • "T. H. White has a genius for recreating the physical conditions of the past, the child who reads him will learn far more than all the historians and archaeologists could tell him of what England was like in the MIddle Ages." David Garnett
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The Once and Future King (1996)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Voyager
ISBN: 0006483011
Pages: 832

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The Once and Future King (1996)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ace Books
ISBN: 0441003834
Pages: 688

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The Once and Future King (1987)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ace Books
ISBN: 0441627404
Pages: 640

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The Once and Future King (1967)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Fontana

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The Once and Future King (1966)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Berkley Books
ISBN: 0425037967
Pages: 639

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The Once and Future King (1958)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Putnam Adult
ISBN: 0399105972
Pages: 688

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