T. H. White

Life
1906-1964 [Terence Hanbury White]; b. 29 May, India, son of mbr. of Indian Civil Service; ed. Cheltenham and Queen`s College, Cambridge; taught for many years at Stowe; travelled to Ireland to fish and remained on passing his most productive years at Doolistown farmhouse, nr. Trim, Co. Meath, 1939-45, DIL

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Works
The Green Bay, or the Wicked Man Touches Wood
[Songs for Sixpence, No. 3](Cambridge: W. Heffer 1929), 33ll.; Mistress Nasham’s Response (1947); The Elephant and the Kangaroo (1948), a fable about the second Flood, incl. teasing satires on those he met which caused offence; The Age of Scandal: An Excursion through a Minor Period (London: Jonathan Cape 1950); The Master (1957); The Once and Future King [4 books] (1958); The Book of Merlyn (1977); The Maharajah and Other Stories (1981). Also The Book of Beasts; The Goshawk [Wilder Places]; The Once and Future King (filmed by Walt Disney); The Sword in the Stone.

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Criticism
Sylvia Townsend Warner, T. H. White: A Biography (1967).

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Commentary
Brian de Breffny, ed., Ireland: A Cultural Encyclopaedia (London: Thames & Hudson 1982), p.348, remarks: ‘a book of this kind [satire] that should not be missed is The Elephant and the Kangaroo by T. H. White.’

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