THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING by T. H. White

THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Those who found a new world in The Sword In The Stone and its successors, The Witch In The Wind and The Ill Made Knight, will be delighted with this omnibus of all three (The Queen Of Air And Darkness in the new title here of the second book) and the inclusion of The Candle In The Wind, published for the first time and the finale of the Arthurian saga. Here is the full scope from the enchanted boyhood of the Wart to the night before his death, the development of an England emerging, the need for the Round Table as a means for keeping peace, the quest of the Holy Grail, and all the wonders of the Malory original, told in a mixture of medieval detail, modern comparisons and an overwhelming sense of understanding and sympathy. The first book has been revised with two new chapters added; the second has been lightened. A treasure to be added to any library, to delight readers of the previous books, and to win, we do hope, new followers.

Pub Date: Aug. 25th, 1958
ISBN: 0399105972
Publisher: Putnam