T. H. White "The Book of Merlyn." Illustrations by Trevor Stubley. Published by University of Texas Press & Collins, copyright 1977.
The unpublished conclusion to "The Once and Future King" prologue by Sylvia Townsend Warner.
The Book Of Merlyn rounds off his story and tells how Arthur, Guenever and Lancelot come to their ends. Submitted for publication in 1941, but set aside for reasons discussed in the Prologue of this edition, the script was only re-discovered in the archives of the University of Texas in 1975.
"The tale begins with an aged and weary King Arthur sitting alone in his tent at Salisbury, awaiting his last battle. His childhood mentor Merlyn enters to give Arthur one last lesson in life, and the king is translated into the badger's sett where he meets again the Animal Council. During the course of the night he is also magicked into an ants' nest where he experiences white evocation of the totalitarian state. In his last few hours he must come to terms with the chasm that seems to stretch between his aspirations and his achievements, his hopes of peace and his commitment to war."
137 page hard cover book in good condition with no rips, tears, or writing.The dust jacket has shelf wear and tears.See the pictures for more details.
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