Once and future king book 1

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The Once and Future King Book 1, Chapter 1 Summary

The first volume of The Once and Future King, The Sword in the Stone , begins as the Wart, an innocent and wholesome boy living in twelfth-century England, is informed by his adoptive father, Sir Ector, that he must begin his education. While wandering in the Forest Sauvage after a night of adventure with King Pellinore who hunts for the Questing Beast , the Wart chances upon the cottage of Merlyn, an old magician who "lives backward" through time and thus possesses the ability to know the future. Merlyn informs the Wart that he will become his tutor and accompanies him back to Sir Ector's Castle of the Forest Sauvage. After reviewing the wizard's references, Sir Ector hires the old magician. Kay, the Wart's older brother, becomes jealous over the Wart's fortune, as he does throughout the novel. Merlyn's lessons consist of transforming the Wart into different kinds of animals.
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Book Review: The Once and Future King by T.H. White

The Once and Future King Notes

In medieval England, Sir Ector raises two young boys—his son, Kay, and an adopted orphan named Art, who has come to be known as the Wart. Drinking port one day, Sir Ector and his friend Sir Grummore Grummursum decide that they should go on a quest to find a new tutor for the boys, since their previous tutor has gone insane. One day after working in the fields, Kay and the Wart go hawking. They take the hawk Cully from the Mews—the room where the hawks are kept—and head into the fields. Even though the Wart is better at handling Cully, Kay insists on carrying the hawk, and he releases him prematurely in the hopes that the hawk will catch a nearby rabbit. Cully, who is in a temperamental mood, flies into a nearby tree instead and perches there, glaring evilly at the two boys. Cully flies deeper and deeper into the forest.

All rights reserved. Yup: just like that awesome old Disney movie. It was based on this first of four books in the Once And Future King quartet. Sir Ector and Sir Grummore Grummursum that name are discussing questing and the best way to go about educating boys. A tutor, apparently, is required, since Sir Ector can't very well send his boys off to Eton. After all, it doesn't even exist yet.

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The Sword in the Stone is a novel by British writer T. White , published in , initially as a stand-alone work but now the first part of a tetralogy, The Once and Future King. The book ISBN is A fantasy of the boyhood of King Arthur , it is a sui generis work which combines elements of legend, history, fantasy and comedy. The premise is that Arthur's youth, not dealt with in Malory , was a time when he was tutored by Merlyn to prepare him for the use of power and royal life. Merlyn magically turns Wart into various animals at times.

The Once and Future King is a work by T. It was first published in It collects and revises shorter novels published from to , with much new material. Most of the book takes place in "Gramarye", the name White gives to Britain , and chronicles the youth and education of King Arthur , his rule as a king, and the romance between Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere. Though Arthur, if he existed at all, would have ruled some time around the 6th century, the book is set around the 14th century and Arthur is portrayed as an Anglo-Norman rather than a Briton , and the actual monarchs of that period are referred to as "mythical". The book ends immediately before Arthur's final battle against his illegitimate son Mordred. Though White admits his book's source material is loosely derived from Le Morte d'Arthur , he reinterprets the epic events, filling them with renewed meaning for a world recovering from World War II.

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