The Once and Future King

OnceAndFutureKingSuggested by Brad Nelson • 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.
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5 Responses to The Once and Future King

  1. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    I admit to getting only about 60% through this before I ran out of steam. It’s a long book (639 pages). But it was very imaginative. I suspect that, as with Moby Dick, it’s more of a book that everyone praises but few have read. But it is indeed worth reading if you can stick with it. I couldn’t. But I have read another Authorian legend book that I did find splendid. I have that at home and I’ll try to remember to bring it to work and share it.

    • Timothy Lane says:

      I remember reading this in high school, and still have a copy. I also have a separate copy of the original version of The Sword in the Stone (and have seen the Disney cartoon version of it twice) as well as the Book of Merlyn. (The version of The Sword in the Stone contains two passages from The Book of Merlyn — Arthur’s visits to the ants and geese — but removes his magical duel with Madam Mim, and makes some modest changes here and there.)

      • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

        Very cool. And while we’re on the subject of Merlin, did you ever see the British “Merlin” series? It’s a bit dopey and yute-oriented. But I thought the first six episode or so were okay. I liked the older wizard who mentors the young Merlin.

  2. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    I found that other King Arthur book that I talked about. It’s called “King Arthur and His Knights.” I’m guessing its a very typical rendering of the Arthurian legend. But I thought it was a very good one and one that was easy and pleasant to read. There is no author. It’s simply by ” The Goldsmith Publishing Company, Chicago.” Here’s a green-covered version of it on Amazon. The one I have has an orange color (or faded red).

    For those who like to read, I think you’ll enjoy this.

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