Candle in the Wind and the Book of Merlyn

Candle in the Wind and the Book of Merlyn

by White
     
 

One of the most inventive and charming retellings of the Arthurian legend, this is the final part of The Once and Future King. In these last two books, the ageing king faces the greatest challenge of his reign, when his own son threatens to overthrow him and destroy everything he has worked for. In The Book of Merlyn, Arthur’s tutor Merlyn reappears, and the

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One of the most inventive and charming retellings of the Arthurian legend, this is the final part of The Once and Future King. In these last two books, the ageing king faces the greatest challenge of his reign, when his own son threatens to overthrow him and destroy everything he has worked for. In The Book of Merlyn, Arthur’s tutor Merlyn reappears, and the ancient magician teaches him that, even in the face of apparent ruin, there is still hope.

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Publishers Weekly
Neville Jason, the reigning master of the classics audiobook, returns with his reading of the final volumes of White's beloved version of King Arthur and the Round Table. His plummy tones are as pleasing as ever and give White's epic its proper heroic English texture. Surprising, however, are the occasional eruptions of modernity-of contemporary speech and intonation-that emerge in Jason's reading. The effect, while disconcerting, is also pleasing, giving Arthur, Lancelot and Guinevere, and their knotty romantic travails, a surprisingly up-to-date gloss. Another fine entry in Naxos' ever-growing Complete Classics collection.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789626348802
Publisher:
Naxos Audiobooks
Publication date:
09/28/2008
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 5.70(h) x 2.00(d)

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