The Book of Merlyn

The Book of Merlyn
Author: T. H. White
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2018-09-19
ISBN: 147731721X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Merlyn Book Excerpt:

This magical account of King Arthur’s last night on earth, rediscovered in a collection of T. H. White’s papers at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, spent twenty-six weeks on the New York Times bestseller list following its publication in 1977. While preparing for his final, fatal battle with his bastard son, Mordred, Arthur returns to the Animal Council with Merlyn, where the deliberations center on ways to abolish war. More self-revealing than any other of White’s books, Merlyn shows his mind at work as he agonized over whether to join the fight against Nazi Germany while penning the epic that would become The Once and Future King. The Book of Merlyn has been cited as a major influence by such illustrious writers as Kazuo Ishiguro, J. K. Rowling, Helen Macdonald, Neil Gaiman, and Lev Grossman. “Arriving from beyond the curve of time and apparently from the grave, The Book of Merlyn stirs its own pages, saying, wait: you didn’t get the whole story. . . . It gives us a final glimpse of those two immortal characters, Wart and Merlyn, up close, slo-mo, with a considered and affectionate scrutiny. The book is an elegiac posting from a master storyteller of the twentieth century. Its reissue in our next century is just as welcome as when it first arrived forty years ago. . . . Certainly the moral questions about the military use of force perplex the world still. . . . The efficacy of treaties, the trading of insults among the potentates of the day, the testing of weapons, the weaponizing of trade—these strategies are still front and center. Rather terrifyingly so. We do well to revisit what that old schoolteacher of children, Merlyn, has been trying to point out to us about power and responsibility.” —Gregory Maguire, from the foreword

The Once and Future King

The Once and Future King
Author: T. H. White
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN: 1101657545
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Once and Future King Book Excerpt:

T. H. White’s masterful retelling of the saga of King Arthur is a fantasy classic as legendary as Excalibur and Camelot, and a poignant story of adventure, romance, and magic that has enchanted readers for generations. Once upon a time, a young boy called “Wart” was tutored by a magician named Merlyn in preparation for a future he couldn’t possibly imagine. 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. During Arthur’s reign, the kingdom of Camelot was founded to cast enlightenment on the Dark Ages, while the knights of the Round Table embarked on many a noble quest. But Merlyn foresaw the treachery that awaited his liege: the forbidden love between Queen Guenever and Lancelot, the wicked plots of Arthur’s half-sister Morgause and the hatred she fostered in Mordred that would bring an end to the king’s dreams for Britain—and to the king himself. “[The Once and Future King] mingles wisdom, wonderful, laugh-out-loud humor and deep sorrow—while telling one of the great tales of the Western world.”—Guy Gavriel Kay

The Once and Future King

The Once and Future King
Author: Terence Hanbury White
Publsiher: Fontana Press
Total Pages: 638
Release: 1979
ISBN: 9780006153108
Category: Arthurian romances
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Once and Future King Book Excerpt:

The extraordinary story of a boy called Wart - ignored by everyone except his tutor, Merlin - who goes on to become King Arthur.

The Once and Future King

The Once and Future King
Author: Terence Hanbury White
Publsiher: Berkley
Total Pages: 644
Release: 1976-04-15
ISBN: 9780425031742
Category: Arthurian romances
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Once and Future King Book Excerpt:

A novel about the court of King Arthur, which was the basis for the movie "Camelot". Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

T H White s The Once and Future King

T H  White s The Once and Future King
Author: Elisabeth Brewer
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Total Pages: 250
Release: 1993
ISBN: 0859913937
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

T H White s The Once and Future King Book Excerpt:

A critical study of T.H. White's classic Arthurian tetralogy.

CliffsNotes on White s The Once and Future King

CliffsNotes on White s The Once and Future King
Author: Daniel Moran
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 113
Release: 2001-03-07
ISBN: 0544183096
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CliffsNotes on White s The Once and Future King Book Excerpt:

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. Based on medieval Arthurian legends, CliffsNotes on The Once and Future King is a twentieth-century version of young Arthur's quest for the sword Excalibur and his claim to the throne of England. Including many well-known and much-loved episodes with Merlyn, the sorcerer; Morgan La Fay, the witch; and knights jousting and hounds engaged in the hunt, White's novel adds to the lore surrounding the person of King Arthur. This study guide covers all four volumes of The Once and Future King with special emphasis given to the most popular volume, The Sword in the Stone. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players Personal background of the author, T.H. White A critical essay on Arthurian films A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, and websites Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

The Book of Merlyn

The Book of Merlyn
Author: T.H. White
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 166
Release: 1977-06
ISBN: 9780292707696
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Merlyn Book Excerpt:

Presents the conclusion to "The Once and Future King," in which King Arthur, on his last night on Earth, is brought by Merlin to meet once again with the Animal Council to consider ways to abolish war.

The Once and Future King

The Once and Future King
Author: F. H. Buckley
Publsiher: Encounter Books
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-06-23
ISBN: 1594037949
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Once and Future King Book Excerpt:

This remarkable book shatters just about every myth surrounding American government, the Constitution, and the Founding Fathers, and offers the clearest warning about the alarming rise of one-man rule in the age of Obama. Most Americans believe that this country uniquely protects liberty, that it does so because of its Constitution, and that for this our thanks must go to the Founders, at their Convention in Philadelphia in 1787. F. H. Buckley’s book debunks all these myths. America isn’t the freest country around, according to the think tanks that study these things. And it’s not the Constitution that made it free, since parliamentary regimes are generally freer than presidential ones. Finally, what we think of as the Constitution, with its separation of powers, was not what the Founders had in mind. What they expected was a country in which Congress would dominate the government, and in which the president would play a much smaller role. Sadly, that’s not the government we have today. What we have instead is what Buckley calls Crown government: the rule of an all-powerful president. The country began in a revolt against one king, and today we see the dawn of a new kind of monarchy. What we have is what Founder George Mason called an “elective monarchy,” which he thought would be worse than the real thing. Much of this is irreversible. Constitutional amendments to redress the balance of power are extremely unlikely, and most Americans seem to have accepted, and even welcomed, Crown government. The way back lies through Congress, and Buckley suggests feasible reforms that it might adopt, to regain the authority and respect it has squandered.

A study guide for T H White s The Once and Future King

A study guide for T  H  White s  The Once and Future King
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 15
Release: 2015-09-24
ISBN: 1410320960
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A study guide for T H White s The Once and Future King Book Excerpt:

A study guide for T. H. White's "The Once and Future King", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The Book of Merlyn

The Book of Merlyn
Author: T.H. White
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-07-25
ISBN: 0292742991
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Merlyn Book Excerpt:

This magical account of King Arthur's last night on earth spent weeks on the New York Times best-seller list following its publication in 1977. Even in addressing the profound issues of war and peace, The Book of Merlyn retains the life and sparkle for which White is known. The tale brings Arthur full circle, an ending, White wrote, that "will turn my completed epic into a perfect fruit, 'rounded off and bright and done.'"

Finding Arthur

Finding Arthur
Author: Adam Ardrey
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2014-10-29
ISBN: 1468308432
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finding Arthur Book Excerpt:

The legend of King Arthur has been told and retold for centuries. As the king who united a nation, his is the story of England itself. But what if Arthur wasn't English at all? As writer and Arthurian scholar Adam Ardrey discovered, the reason historians have had little success identifying the historical Arthur may be incredibly simple: He wasn't an Englishman. He was from Scotland.Finding Arthur chronicles Ardrey's unlikely quest to uncover the secret of Scotland's greatest king and conqueror, which has been hiding in plain sight for centuries. His research began as a simple exploration of a notable Scottish clan, but it quickly became clear that many of the familiar symbols of Arthurian legend—The Round Table, the Sword in the Stone, the Lady of the Lake—are based on very real and still accessible places in the Scottish Highlands.

Camelot Inc Leadership and Management Insights From King Arthur and the Round Table

Camelot  Inc   Leadership and Management Insights From King Arthur and the Round Table
Author: Paul Oestreicher
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2011-02-18
ISBN: 031338696X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Camelot Inc Leadership and Management Insights From King Arthur and the Round Table Book Excerpt:

This fresh and insightful examination of modern leadership and management issues uses the surprisingly relevant stories of King Arthur and Camelot to illustrate the do's and don'ts of achieving success. • Contains 130 quotes from The Once and Future King, Le Morte D'Arthur, and other Arthur stories • Provides instruction on many valuable business skills such as setting goals and objectives, planning strategy, assessing results, preparing for the unexpected, and working in teams

Once Future

Once   Future
Author: Cori McCarthy,A. R. Capetta
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-03-26
ISBN: 0316449288
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Future Book Excerpt:

King Arthur as you've never seen her! This bold, sizzling YA novel reimagines the Once and Future King as a teenage girl determined to save the universe from an evil curse. My name is Ari Helix. I have a magic sword, a cranky wizard, and a revolution to start. I've been chased my whole life. As a fugitive refugee in the territory controlled by the tyrannical Mercer corporation, I've always had to hide who I am. Until I found Excalibur. Now I'm done hiding. When Ari crash-lands on Old Earth and pulls a magic sword from its ancient resting place, she is revealed to be the newest reincarnation of King Arthur. Then she meets Merlin, who has aged backward over the centuries into a teenager, and together they must break the curse that keeps Arthur coming back. Their quest? Defeat the cruel, oppressive government and bring peace and equality to all humankind. No pressure. * "All hail this worthier-than-ever, fresh, and affirming reincarnation of the legendary king and her round table of knights which dazzles with heroic flair, humor, and suspense." —Kirkus, starred review

The Once and Future King

The Once and Future King
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 639
Release: 1969
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Once and Future King Book Excerpt:

CliffsNotes on White s The Once and Future King

CliffsNotes on White s The Once and Future King
Author: Daniel Moran
Publsiher: Cliffs Notes
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2000-06-19
ISBN: 9780764585500
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CliffsNotes on White s The Once and Future King Book Excerpt:

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. Based on medieval Arthurian legends, CliffsNotes on The Once and Future King is a twentieth-century version of young Arthur's quest for the sword Excalibur and his claim to the throne of England. Including many well-known and much-loved episodes with Merlyn, the sorcerer; Morgan La Fay, the witch; and knights jousting and hounds engaged in the hunt, White's novel adds to the lore surrounding the person of King Arthur. This study guide covers all four volumes of The Once and Future King with special emphasis given to the most popular volume, The Sword in the Stone. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players Personal background of the author, T.H. White A critical essay on Arthurian films A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, and Web sites Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

T H White s Troubled Heart

T H  White s Troubled Heart
Author: Kurth Sprague
Publsiher: DS Brewer
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9781843841630
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

T H White s Troubled Heart Book Excerpt:

An analysis of women in The Once and Future King. The contexts for the The Once and Future King are here expertly analysed through the lenses of previously unpublished materials (and drawings) from the Ransom Center, by the late novelist and poet Kurth Sprague. The author concentrates on White's misogyny as a result of his reaction to his difficult mother Constance, but he equally focuses on the charm of White's other queen, Guenevere. Nothing had more impact on White than his mother, his dogs, and his friendships (though his readings in the history of chivalry are very deep), and this book enables us to see the development of White's monumental and symphonic work.

The Truth of the Once and Future King Arthur Pendragon by Emrys

The Truth of the Once and Future King  Arthur Pendragon by Emrys
Author: M. T. Boulton
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2018-02-03
ISBN: 9780244966096
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Truth of the Once and Future King Arthur Pendragon by Emrys Book Excerpt:

Part of The Round Table Chronicles You've all heard the story: how Arthur Pendragon, son of the tyrant King Uther, vanquished all in his path with the aid of his fellow knights. How Merlin, a young sorcerer, born with magic, helped the young king achieve great things. How Merlin served Arthur, and how they formed an unbreakable bond. How their friendship was so strong, that they were unbeatable. You've probably also heard how Arthur married the love of his life: a lonely black smith's daughter named Guinevere. And how you must of heard of Arthur's corrupted sister, Morgana, and the terror in which consumed her. And of course, Arthur's end: the druid boy Mordred. How wrong you are. You know nothing. The stories you have heard are just that: stories. Now, let me tell you what actually happened, for I know more than anyone. For I am... Emrys. The Truth of the Once and Future King: Arthur Pendragon by Emrys Tristan and the Lure of Caraval

Rise of the King

Rise of the King
Author: T J Green
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 610
Release: 2021-03-26
ISBN: 9781990047183
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rise of the King Book Excerpt:

King Arthur, the Once and Future King, is destined to return, and Tom is destined to wake him. When sixteen year old Tom's grandfather mysteriously disappears, Tom stops at nothing to find him, even when that means crossing to a mysterious and unknown world. When he gets there, Tom discovers that everything he thought he knew about himself and his life was wrong. Vivian, the Lady of the Lake, has been watching over him and manipulating his life since his birth. And now she needs his help to wake King Arthur. From Excalibur and Arthur, to the Lady of the Lake, Nimue and Merlin, Tom finds the old myths are real - and dangerous. If he's to survive, he has to learn how to fight. This multi-volume set contains Call of the King, The Silver Tower, and The Cursed Sword. If you love magic, mystery and old myths with a new twist, you'll love this re-imagining of the Arthurian legend. Buy now to read your new fantasy series. *This title was previously released as Tom's Arthurian Legacy, containing Tom's Inheritance, Twice Born, and Galatine's Curse. Call of the King, (previously Tom's Inheritance), has been fully rewritten with expanded scenes and a new ending. Consequently the beginning of The Silver Tower (# 2) has changed to reflect this. The Cursed Sword remains the same.

Princes of Castaldini The Once and Future Prince The Castaldini Crown Book 1 The Prodigal Prince s Seduction The Castaldini Crown Book 2 The Illegitimate King The Castaldini Crown Book 3 Mills Boon By Request

Princes of Castaldini  The Once and Future Prince  The Castaldini Crown  Book 1    The Prodigal Prince s Seduction  The Castaldini Crown  Book 2    The Illegitimate King  The Castaldini Crown  Book 3   Mills   Boon By Request
Author: Olivia Gates
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN: 1472016149
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Princes of Castaldini The Once and Future Prince The Castaldini Crown Book 1 The Prodigal Prince s Seduction The Castaldini Crown Book 2 The Illegitimate King The Castaldini Crown Book 3 Mills Boon By Request Book Excerpt:

THE ONCE AND FUTURE PRINCE Leandro D’Agostino had gone into exile. Now Phoebe Alexander, once Leandro’s secret lover, is being sent to convince him to accept the crown. But she’d refused exile with him and her betrayal still fed Leandro’s anger. He would rule only if Phoebe bowed to his wishes...

The Return of King Arthur

The Return of King Arthur
Author: Beverly Taylor,Elisabeth Brewer
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Total Pages: 394
Release: 1983
ISBN: 0859911365
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Return of King Arthur Book Excerpt:

The revival of interest in Arthurian legend in the 19th century was a remarkable phenomenon, apparently at odds with the spirit of the age. Tennyson was widely criticised for his choice of a medieval topic; yet The Idylls of the Kingwere accepted as the national epic, and a flood of lesser works was inspired by them, on both sides of the Atlantic. Elisabeth Brewer and Beverly Taylor survey the course of Arthurian literature from 1800 to the presentday, and give an account of all the major English and American contributions. Some of the works are well-known, but there are also a host of names which will be new to most readers, and some surprises, such as J. Comyns Carr's King Arthur, rightly ignored as a text, but a piece oftheatrical history, for Sir Henry Irving played King Arthur, Ellen Terry was Guinevere, Arthur Sullivan wrote the music, and Burne-Jones designed the sets. The Arthurian works of the Pre-Raphaelites are discussed at length, as are the poemsof Edward Arlington Robinson, John Masefield and Charles Williams. Other writers have used the legends as part of a wider cultural consciousness: The Waste Land, David Jones's In Parenthesis and The Anathemata, and the echoes ofTristan and Iseult in Finnigan's Wake are discussed in this context. Novels on Arthurian themes are given their due place, from the satirical scenes of Thomas Love Peacock's The Misfortunes of Elphin and Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court to T.H. White's serio-comic The Once and Future King and the many recent novelists who have turned away from the chivalric Arthur to depict him as a Dark Age ruler. The Return of King Arthurincludes a bibliography of British and American creative writing relating to the Arthurian legends from1800 to the present day.