The work explores human nature regarding power and justice. As the young Arthur becomes king, he attempts to quell the prevalent "might makes right" attitude with his idea of chivalry, even as he foresees the ascendancy of another form of might, namely legal prowess in the courtroom, and a form of fascism outside the courtroom.
Potts became a lifelong friend and correspondent, and White later referred to him as "the great literary influence in my life. Gone to Ground contains several fantasy stories told by the survivors that were later reprinted in The Maharajah and Other Stories.
Then I was thrilled and astonished to find that a The thing was a perfect tragedy, with a beginning, a middle and an end implicit in the beginning and b the characters were real people with recognizable reactions which could be forecast Anyway, I somehow started writing a book.
Published init tells the story of the boyhood of King Arthur. The Sword in the Stone was critically well-received and was a Book of the Month Club selection in It is darker, and some critics prefer the earlier version.
Later life[ edit ] InWhite settled in Alderneythe third-largest Channel Islandwhere he lived for the rest of his life. The Age of Scandal is a collection of essays about 18th-century England.
InWhite completed the fourth book of The Once and Future King sequence, The Candle in the Windwhich was first published with the other three parts and has never been published separately.
Death[ edit ] White died of heart failure on 17 January aboard ship in PiraeusAthensGreece, en route to Alderney from a lecture tour in the United States. His papers are held by the University of Texas at Austin.
In his diaries of Zed, a young boy, he wrote: All I can do is behave like a gentleman. It has been my hideous fate to be born with an infinite capacity for love and joy with no hope of using them.
Robinson concluded that this was really a cover for homosexuality. Julie Andrews wrote in her autobiography, "I believe Tim may have been an unfulfilled homosexual, and he suffered a lot because of it.
But she never, the girl told me, took that step. So she was able to present Tim in such a light that a reviewer could call him a raging homosexual. Perhaps a heterosexual affair would have made her blush. It shows in his prodigious correspondence and in his affection for dogs and in the bewildered and inarticulate loves his characters experience in his books; but he had few close friends, and no genuine relationship with a woman.
One of the components of the book is a biographical account of White and also The Goshawk, an account of his own failed attempt to train a hawk.The Once and Future King is T.H. White's masterful retelling of the saga of King Arthur, a fantasy classic as legendary as Excalibur and Camelot, and a poignant story of adventure, romance, and magic that has enchanted readers for generations/5().
Parts of White’s “Pendragon” exist in different versions as separate novels. Other pages contain. quotes from the first book, “The Sword in the Stone”; and notes on the component parts and their variants.
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/5(). Parts of White’s “Pendragon” exist in different versions as separate novels.
Other pages contain.
quotes from the first book, “The Sword in the Stone”; and notes on the component parts and their variants. The Once and Future King is a novel by T. H. White that was first published in The Once and Future King is a work by T. H. White based upon Le Morte d'Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory.
It was first published in It was first published in It collects and revises shorter novels published from to , with much new material.