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One of them will need it: the king has died, leaving no. In the. In the final two books, the ageing king faces his greatest challenge, when his own son.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Here all five volumes that make up the story are published in one volume, as White himself always wished.
Get A Copy. Mass Market Paperback , pages. Published June 15th by Ace first published More Details Original Title. The Once and Future King Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Once and Future King , please sign up. I have read Morte de arthur is the book similar to that? Stven Subhashini, they are similar in that they have the same cast of characters and a lot of the same events and plot.
The difference is that The Once and …more Subhashini, they are similar in that they have the same cast of characters and a lot of the same events and plot. The difference is that The Once and Future King makes a modern novel of those distant times.
It's delightfully written and should please anyone who likes 20th century English fiction. Although the story as a whole is written for adults, the first part is about Arthur's childhood, before he learned he would be King, and some of the tutoring he had from Merlin.
The level of the language and extent of description puts it beyond the patience of most pre-teeners, but a teenager would most likely enjoy it, as indeed would any adult.
Highly recommended. I was thinking of reading the Ill Made Knight book3 , do you think i could read it on its own or do i need to read the previous books first? Daniela If you are familiar with the King Arthur legends, I think you could start with book 3. Each book has a beginning and an end, they are different chapte …more If you are familiar with the King Arthur legends, I think you could start with book 3.
Each book has a beginning and an end, they are different chapters of King Arthur's life and can be read separately, however, it is well worth reading all. See all 16 questions about The Once and Future King…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. This book terrified me, on many levels.
It's pages long, to begin with. It's been a while since I read a serious chunkster like that besides Harry Potter, which somehow in my mind doesn't really count Besides that, I am just not a fan of "Authur" stories, despite my deep love of the Disney movie The Sword and the Stone, of course. Ever since I saw the musical "Camelot" in the theater when I was in high school, the story just didn't appeal to me.
Then my book club chose this as our month This book terrified me, on many levels. Then my book club chose this as our monthly selection and I finally decided it was time to tackle this monster. Was it worth reading?
This book is so much more than just Arthur and Camelot. The first section of the book is essentially the Disney movie, and that part does grab you and you love Wart so much that you keep reading just to find out how it ends for him although, it got harder and harder to keep reading for a while there, in the middle - it got a bit slow.
White, our beloved author, is a genius, really. He's like your friend or fellow book club member, who just happened to be there, in the middle ages, and he's telling you the story with his own language and always using references to modern day concerns and people. He sometimes appears to mock them and their ways oh, especially those blundering old knights The book is, to me, chiefly three different things.
First, it is a "historical" study of England at the time, which is both interesting and confusing, with many Lords and Kings and battles etc. Obviously this is a fantasy book and it's based on legend, but either way, we read a lot of political and historical stuff.
Second, much of the book is devoted to a character study of Arthur and Guinevere and Lancelot. Arthur, the imperfect, naive, thoughtful and above all, forgiving king. And Lancelot - the ill-made knight, the self-loathing hero of the round table who made a lot of mistakes and yet always tried his best to be moral except where Guinevere was concerned, of course.
Thirdly, I felt like this was a very moral and philosophical book. White asks difficult questions, usually through Arthur, trying to figure out issues like: Is man inherently good? Why do we have wars and what causes them? Which do we owe more loyalty to, our family clan or our country? Is it better to get revenge or to forgive? How do we best create peace: through worship, through wars or through civil justice?
This book is truly a work of art. I must admit however, that as soon as the "Sword in the Stone" section of the book is over, the story was completely depressing, in every way imaginable. Nearly everyone is either deceived, deceitful, or unhappy. Bad things are constantly happening to good people and even the good people seem to be constantly making bad choices.
I must also admit that it was still insanely interesting and worthwhile - and, even amid the depressing things, I found myself laughing out loud. Often I found myself pondering the idea of actions and consequences and how often our actions can lead to things in our future that we never could've imagined.
My heart ached for Arthur, for what he had and for what he lost. But, you should read it. Read it for Arthur and Sir Pellinore and for White's use of the word "chuckle-head.
View all 33 comments. Sep 10, Daniel Greene rated it it was amazing. It's a classic for a reason. Wonderful story. Great characters. Clearly bar raising for its time. View all 3 comments. Jun 16, Heather rated it it was amazing Shelves: fantasy-reads , awe-inspiring-monumental-books. Seriously, how do you review the pinnacle of all fantasy? You can argue with me, but that, in my opinion, is what The Once and Future King is. Somehow, T. White takes the legend, undresses it, and gives it a new kind of dignit Seriously, how do you review the pinnacle of all fantasy?
White takes the legend, undresses it, and gives it a new kind of dignity. Fantastical happenstance takes secondary place to human emotions and actions, noble, selfish, and ridiculous.
To some the novel- subdivided into four books- may seem big and slow-moving. But it is not a book to read in a day; nor should it be, since it concerns entire lives, whole worlds, both real and imaginary.
The characters are spared no description; we know them better than we ever could have before. This is fiction at its finest. View all 4 comments. I have owned the copy of this book I just finished since ! I originally got it for a school project and only finished the first part of it Oops! I see many sing the praises of this book. It is a classic novel of Arthurian legend that many swear by.
The Once and Future King
The Once and Future King is a work by T. It was first published in It collects and revises shorter novels published from to , with much new material. Most of the book takes place in "Gramarye", the name that White gives to Britain, and chronicles the youth and education of King Arthur , his rule as a king, and the romance between Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere. The book ends immediately before Arthur's final battle against his illegitimate son Mordred. White acknowledged that his book's source material is loosely derived from Le Morte d'Arthur , although he reinterprets the events of that story from the perspective of a world recovering from World War II. A final part called The Book of Merlyn written , published was published separately following White's death.
Title: The Once and Future King Author: White, T. H. [Terence Hanbury] () Date of first publication [novel]: April Edition used as.
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Look Inside. A future in which he would ally himself with the greatest knights, love a legendary queen and unite a country dedicated to chivalrous values. A future that would see him crowned and known for all time as Arthur, King of the Britons. White wrote about fierce and damaged people—and children, and animals—with a brilliant, painful innocence that has no equal in literature.
Throughout his early years, Wart is turned into many different animals by Merlyn, such as an ant, a fish, a badger, and a goose, and each adventure serves as a lesson about violence and authority that will inform his later years as King of England. After Kay is knighted and Wart becomes his squire, they all travel to London for a tournament. The old King Uther Pendragon has recently died leaving no heir and it is proclaimed that whoever can pull a mysterious sword from the stone will be the new King of England. While on an errand as Kay's squire, Wart pulls the sword from the stone without realizing what he's doing and is crowned King. Merlyn later tells Wart that he is King Uther's illegitimate son and that Merlyn had known this all along.
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Copyright , by T. London, Reading and Fakenham. The governess was always getting muddled with her astrolabe, and when she got specially muddled she would take it out of the Wart by rapping his knuckles. She did not rap Kay's knuckles, because when Kay grew older he would be Sir Kay, the master of the estate. The Wart was called the Wart because it more or less rhymed with Art, which was short for his real name. Kay had given him the nickname.
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Она нашла то, что искала, вернулась со справочником к своему терминалу, ввела несколько команд и подождала, пока компьютер проверит список команд, отданных за последние три часа. Сьюзан надеялась обнаружить внешнее воздействие - команду отключения, вызванную сбоем электропитания или дефектным чипом. Через несколько мгновений компьютер подал звуковой сигнал. Сердце ее заколотилось.