The Sword in the Stone

The Sword in the Stone

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The extraordinary story of a boy called Wart - ignored by everyone except his tutor, Merlyn - who goes on to become King Arthur.


Collins Modern Classics are re-launched with gorgeous new covers bringing these timeless story to a new generation.


"Come, sword," said the Wart. He took hold of the handles with both hands, and strained against the stone... but nothing moved...


When the wizard Merlyn comes to tutor Sir Ector's sons, Kay and the Wart, studying suddenly becomes much more exciting. After all, who wouldn't enjoy being turned into a fish, or a badger, or a snake?


But the Wart is destined for greater things and Merlyn's magical teachings are only the beginning of his amazing future...


This edition of T.H White's classic story includes a special "Why You'll Love This Book" introduction by bestselling author, Garth Nix.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 24mm | 250g
  • HarperCollins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed
  • 000726349X
  • 9780007263493
  • 95,605

Review quote

"Funny and wise" Cressida Cowell, author of 'How to Train Your Dragon'
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About T. H. White

Terence Hanbury White was born in 1906 in India. The author of poems, books about hunting and other sports, and some detective stories, he found fame and success with 'The Sword in the Stone' (1939), the brilliantly imaginative retelling of King Arthur's early life.
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24,050 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
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4 36% (8,631)
3 23% (5,650)
2 6% (1,436)
1 2% (527)
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