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- ISBN: 0441627404
- ISBN: 9780441627400
- Physical Description: 639 pages ; 18 cm
- Edition: Ace ed.
- Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 1987.
Contents / Notes
|Contents:|| Sword in the Stone -- The Queen of Air and Darkness -- The Ill-Made Knight -- The Candle in the Wind.
|Summary, etc.:|| A revised omnibus edition of the author's retelling of Arthurian legends. The first three sections of this book were originally published separately: The Sword in the Stone (1939), The Witch in the Wood (1939; here called "The Queen of Air and Darkness"), The Ill-Made Knight (1940), and the previously unpublished section, "The Candle in the Wind." The Book of Merlyn, written in 1941, was originally intended as the fifth and final book of the saga. It was first published by the University of Texas Press in 1977 and reissued by Berkley, 1978. It is the magical epic of King Arthur and his shining Camelot; of Merlin and Owl and Guinevere; of beasts who talk and men who fly, of wizardry and war. It is the book of all things lost and wonderful and sad. It is the fantasy masterpiece by which all others are judged.
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