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The Resource The Once and Future King - The Sword in the Stone / The Queen of Air and Darkness / The Ill-Made Knight / The Candle in the Wind

The Once and Future King - The Sword in the Stone / The Queen of Air and Darkness / The Ill-Made Knight / The Candle in the Wind

Label
The Once and Future King - The Sword in the Stone / The Queen of Air and Darkness / The Ill-Made Knight / The Candle in the Wind
Title
The Once and Future King - The Sword in the Stone / The Queen of Air and Darkness / The Ill-Made Knight / The Candle in the Wind
Statement of responsibility
T.H. White
Title variation
Sword in the stone
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Summary
Merlyn instructs Arthur and his brother Sir Kay in the ways of the world. One of them will need it-- the king has died leaving no heir, and a rightful one must be found by pulling a sword from an anvil resting on a stone. In the second and third parts ofthe novel, Arthur has become king and the kingdom is threatened from the north. In the final two books, the aging king faces his greatest challenge, when his own son threatens to overthrow him. In The Book of Merlyn, Arthur's tutor Merlyn reappears, and teaches him that, even in the face of apparent ruin, there is hope
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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062096
Cataloging source
HCO
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1906-1964
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White, T. H
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Once and future king
Series volume
0004
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  • Classic Literature
  • Fantasy
  • Fiction
  • Mythology
Target audience
adult
Label
The Once and Future King - The Sword in the Stone / The Queen of Air and Darkness / The Ill-Made Knight / The Candle in the Wind
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:a7e11564-1d6b-48cb-a5c3-f0e3f9558811
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101657546
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Once and Future King - The Sword in the Stone / The Queen of Air and Darkness / The Ill-Made Knight / The Candle in the Wind
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a7e11564-1d6b-48cb-a5c3-f0e3f9558811
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101657546
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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