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October282014
CitedBibliographies
Archibald,Elizabeth,andAdPutter."Introduction."
TheCambridgeCompaniontotheArthurian
Legend
.Cambridge,UK:CambridgeUP,2009.N.pag.Print.

Inthebook
TheCambridgeCompaniontotheArthurianLegend
,ElizabethArchibald
andAdPutterwriteaboutArthurianlegendandhowithasprogressedandchangedintohow
societyseesittoday.TheintroductiongivesadetailedhistoryofArthurianLegend,andhowit
hasprogressedtoaddGuineveresandLancelotsromancethatdestroysArthur.This
introductiongivesagoodsummaryofwhoisArthurandwhatherepresents.
Inthisbookthereishighlyacademicdiction.Itkeepsaserioustonethroughoutthe
introduction.ThebookiswrittentoeducatepeopleaboutArthurianlegend,andhowithas
affectedliteratureandculture.ThebookiswrittenforCambridgeandlivesuptoCambridges
highstandards.Inthisbookyouwillfindahighlyacademiclanguagethatteachesyouabout
Arthurianlegend.
Brown,EmilyM.Preface.
PatternsofInfidelityandTheirTreatment
.NewYork,NY:
Brunner/Mazel,1991.N.pag.Print.

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Theprefaceofthebook,
PatternsofInfidelityandTheirTreatment
,writtenbyEmily
Brownstatessomereasonsforaffairsandmentionssometreatmentsforthosecouplesin
therapy.Italsomentionedhowdivorcecomeafteranaffair,andhowtheaffairisusually
coveringupothermarriatableproblems,makingthedivorceevenharder.Thebookoutlineshow
tohelpacouplegetthroughoneofthemhavinganaffair.
Thisbookiswrittenbyatherapistfortherapists.Thedictionisdullandeducational,and
theprefaceisrepetitive.Thetextispurelyeducationalminusthepersonalanecdote.Thepreface
isclearandinsightful,whilestillbeingdull.Overallthebookisaneducational,anddullwritten
fortherapists.
Gaydosik,Victoria."White,T.H."
FactsOnFileCompaniontotheBritishNovel:
20th

Century
,vol.2.NewYork:FactsOnFile,Inc.,2006.
Bloom'sLiterature
.

FactsOnFile,Inc.Web.28Oct.2014

ThisshortessayonT.H.Whiteslifeisshortandconsistsofhismainlifeevents.
Itinformsusonhisearlylifeallthewaytohisdeath.Ithighlightsspecificdetailsthatrelateto
detailsinhisbook
TheOnceAndFutureKing
.Oneexampleofeventsthathelphimindevelop
hisbookis:hismotherslackofattentiontowardshimasachild.Hisbook
TheWitchinthe
Wood
wasareflectiononhismother.
ThisessaygivesadetailedinsightintoT.H.Whiteslife.Itrevealsimportantdetails
clearlyandconcisely.VictoriaGaydosikshowsboththegoodandthebadofWhiteslife,rather
thanjustshowinghisfaultsorjusthisvictories.KnowingthesefactsaboutWhiteslifegivesme

insightintothe
TheOnceandFutureKing
.Thisinsightfulbiographyallowsforthereaderto
connectwithT.H.Whiteslife,learningmoreaboutthisamazingbook.
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McBride,Clare."Review:TheOnceandFutureKing."
TheLiteraryOmnivore
.
Wordpress.com,7Feb.2011.Web.13Nov.2014.

Inthisharshliterarycritiqueof
TheOnceandFutureKing,
theauthorClareMcBride
givesasummaryofthebookwhilelistingthereasonsthatshedidnotlikethebook.Shegavean
indepthcriticism,whilestillcomplementingthepartsthatsheenjoyed.Theblogpostgoesover
mostofthebookpickingapartwhatshedidnotlike.
Theblogposthadcasualdiction,andwasnotveryobjective.McBridewasclearwithher
point,buthercritiquewasoneplotratherratherthanwritingstyle.Herblogpostfocusesonher
likesanddislikesratherthanobjectivelycritiquingthebook.OverallMcBridesblogpostwasa
causalrant,onwhyshedislikesArthurianlegend.

Smiley,Jane."OnceandFutureReckoning."
TheGuardian
.Faber,2June2006.Web.13
Nov.2014.

IntheblogentrywrittenbyJaneSmiley,shecritiquesaswellascomplementsT.H.
Whitesnovel
TheOnceandFutureKing.
ShesummarizesT.H.Whiteslife.Sheanalyzesthe
bookaswellcriticizesitforitsrepetitiveness.Smileygenerallylikedthebook,evenwiththe
flawsthatshepointedout.

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Smileywriteswithaneducationaldiction.Theentryiseasilyread,clear,andconcise.
Smileywritesforthegeneralpublic,soshemakesherdictioneasytounderstand.Overall
Smileysentrywasclear,hadinsightfulcriticismandwellascomplements.

Stade,George,andKarenKarbiener."White,T.H."
EncyclopediaofBritishWriters,1800tothe
Present,
SecondEdition.NewYork:FactsOnFile,Inc.,2009.
Bloom'sLiterature
.Facts
OnFile,Inc.Web.13Nov.2014

ThisbibliographyofT.H.Whiteslifeisinsightful,itfocusesonthemainpointsofhis
life
thataffectedhiswritingandstyle.Ittalksofhislifebeforehebecameawellknownwriter,when
hewasateacher,andespeciallywhenhewaswriting,hismostfamousnovel,
TheOnceand
FutureKing
.ItilluminatedWhitesloveofwriting,andalsohispassionfornaturewhich
appearsinhisbook.
Thisessayfromthe
EncyclopediaofBritishWriters
isinsightful.Thelanguageis
intelligent,whilestillbeingeasytoread.ThisessaywaswrittentoeducatethepublicaboutT.H.
Whiteslife.Itheldmuchinformationinjustafewparagraphs.Thearticlewashelpful,clearand
concise.