The Book of Merlyn : The Unpublished Conclusion to the Once and Future King (Paperback)

Author: White, T. H.

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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.''"

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Publisher Univ of Texas Pr
Mfg Part# 9780292707696
SKU 30036614
Format Paperback
ISBN10 029270769X
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.25L x 0.5T
Author Info
T.H. White
Terence Hanbury White was born in Bombay, but studied at Cambridge, then became a schoolmaster for six years until his first novel, DARKNESS AT PEMBERLEY, was published when he was 26. His most famous work was his sequence of novels about King Arthur and the Round Table, begun in 1938 and published in full in 1958 as THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING. The successful Broadway musical CAMELOT was based on White's masterly retelling of these classic tales. White was a famous pacifist, and moved to Ireland during World War II. He was also a closeted homosexual, turning first to psychotherapy and, when it failed, alcohol as a way out of what he perceived as a problem. White was accomplished in various daring and/or eccentric pursuits: flying, hawking (about which he wrote a book), Gaelic, and sign language and Braille, both of which fascinated him. He lived for the last 20 years of his life on a small island off the coast of England. He died, however, on a Mediterranean cruise ship in Greece, of heart failure.
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"This mythic political fable for our time wasn't published when it was written because the world wasn't ready for it."
"...'The Book of Merlyn' is a personal as well as historical story that crisscrosses the centuries on the question of war and peace."
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Editors Note "...a personal as well as historical story that crisscrosses the centuries on the question of war and peace."—New York TimesThis 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.'"
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Number of Pages 0137
Publisher University of Texas Press

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