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T. H. White

Terence Hanbury White, 1906 Bombay - 1964, Greece.

Author of The Once and Future King, a cycle of novels for children, a modern adaptation of Thomas Malory's Le Morte Darthur[?] reinterpreting the legend of King Arthur.

  • The Sword in the Stone (1938)
  • The Queen of Air and Darkness, originally titled The Witch in the Wood (1939)
  • The Ill-Made Knight (1940)
  • The Candle in the Wind (1958)
  • The Book of Merlyn (published posthumously, 1977)

This book was used as the basis for a musical production, originally on stage, and then a film, as Camelot.

The early section of the book, describing Arthur's childhood and tuition by Merlin, was dropped from Camelot, but later adapted into the Disney animated film, The Sword in the Stone. An unpublished final section of the book was published after White's death, as The Book of Merlyn.

He was also the author of a children's book, Mistress Masham's Repose, in which a young girl discovers a group of Lilliputians (the tiny people in Swift's Gulliver's Travels) living near her house.

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