T. H. White 1906—1964

T. H. White

Terence Hanbury White was an English author best known for his sequence of Arthurian novels, The Once and Future King, first published together in 1958. One of his most memorable stories is the first of that series, “The Sword in the Stone”, published as a stand-alone book in 1938. Fantasy writer Michael Moorcock enjoyed White’s Arthurian novels and was especially influenced by the underpinnings of realism in his work, and eventually engaged in a “wonderful correspondence” with White, later recalling that “White [gave] me some very good advice on how to write”. J. K. Rowling has said that T. H. White’s writing strongly influenced the Harry Potter books; several critics have compared Rowling’s character Albus Dumbledore to White’s absent-minded Merlyn, and Rowling herself has described White’s Wart as “Harry’s spiritual ancestor.” Author Neil Gaiman was asked about the similarities between Harry Potter and Gaiman’s character Timothy Hunter, and he stated that he did not think Rowling had based her character on Hunter. “I said to [the reporter] that I thought we were both just stealing from T. H. White: very straightforward.” (source: Wikipedia)

Available eBooks

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Candle in the Wind (1958)

The fourth book from the collection The Once and Future King by T. H. White. It deals with the last weeks of Arthur’s reign, his dealings with his son M...read more »

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The Ill-Made Knight (1940)

Lancelot, despite being the bravest of the knights, is ugly, and ape-like, so that he calls himself the Chevalier mal fet - “The Ill-Made Knight”. As a ...read more »

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The Once and Future King (1939)

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, ro...read more »

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The Sword in the Stone (1938)

Growing up in a colorful world peopled by knights in armor and fair damsels, foul monsters and evil witches, young Arthur slowly learns the code of the ...read more »

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The Witch in the Wood (1939)

The Queen of Air and Darkness, is the second book in T. H. White’s epic work; The Once and Future King. It continues the story of the newly-crowned King...read more »