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Mists of Avalon, the (1983) [Novel]
by Marion Zimmer Bradley Rating: Weighted - 7.4 / Average - 7.4 of 10 (39 votes) (Rate!)
Reviews: 4 (show them) Review!

Series: Avalon

Summary (From the publisher):

In this huge, enthralling novel, the legend of King Arthur is for the first time told through the lives, the visions, the perceptions of the women central to it. For the first time, the Arthurian world of Avalon and Camelot with all its passions and adventures - the world that, through the centuries, each generation has re-created in countless works of fiction, poetry, and drama - is revealed as it might have been experienced by its heroines: by Queen Guinevere, Arthur's wife; by Igraine, his mother; by Viviane, the majestic Lady of the Lake, High Priestess of Avalon; and, most important, by Arthur's sister, Morgan, who has come down to us as Morgan of the Faeries, as Morgan Le Fay - as sorceress, as witch - and who in this epic retelling of the story plays a crucial role both in Arthur's crowning and destruction. Above all it is a story of profound conflict between Christianity and the old religion of Avalon.

Original title: The Mists of Avalon
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionFantasyHistorical
FictionFantasySaga, Myth, and LegendArthurian Legend

This work is excerpted in the following works :
     Merlin Chronicles, the (1995) [Anthology]
      Authors: Marion Zimmer Bradley , Tanith Lee , Charles de Lint , Jennifer Roberson , Esther M. Friesner , Jane Yolen , Darrell Schweitzer , Robert Holdstock , Peter Tremayne , H. Warner Munn , Phyllis Ann Karr , Peter Valentine Timlett , William Morris , Jessica Amanda Salmonson , Theodore Goodridge Roberts , Vera Chapman , Dinah Maria Mulock , David A. Sutton , Maxey Brooke , Colin R. Fry , Madalen Edgar , Emile Souvestre , E.M. Wilmot-Buxton

Edition #1: The Mists of Avalon

The Mists of Avalon (1983)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: 1st
  • "A monumental reimagining of the Arthurian legends...reading it is a deeply moving and at times uncanny experience...An impressive achievement" The New York Times Book Review
  • "I loved the book so much I went out and bought it for a friend, and have told many people about it. Why did no one ever think before to tell the story of King Arthur from the perspective of the women!" Jean M. Auel
  • "Masterfully plotted and beautifully written, The Mists Of Avalon sheds new light on old characters - especially Morgan of the Faeries, Merlin, Lancelot and Guinevere. An epic novel of violence, lust, painful loyalties and haunting enchantments" Publishers Weekly
  • "A most original interpretation of the Matter of Britain by way of Celtic religion and the Great Mother...a remarkable feat of imagination" Mary Renault
  • "The Mists of Avalon is a beautiful book. The characters are alive, multidimensional. I really care about them." Madeleine L'Engle
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The Mists of Avalon (2000)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0345441184
Pages: 896

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The Mists of Avalon (1987)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0345350499
Pages: 912

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