The Once and Future King

White, T H

| 1958

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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...

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Johanna Varnander



En klassisk och läsvärd fantasy som ligger till grund för Disneys adaption "Svärdet i stenen".

Innehåller mycket komiska inslag, men samtidigt lyckas T.H. White baka in tanken kring demokratiskt ledarskap och lärdomar som Arthur tyvärr inser för sent gällande syftet med rättvist styre.