The Mists of Avalon

. An impressive achievement.”—The New York Times Book Review In Marion Zimmer Bradley's masterpiece, we see the tumult and adventures of Camelot's court through the eyes of the women who bolstered the king's rise and schemed for his ...

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345448162

Category: Fiction

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In Marion Zimmer Bradley's masterpiece, we see the tumult and adventures of Camelot's court through the eyes of the women who bolstered the king's rise and schemed for his fall. From their childhoods through the ultimate fulfillment of their destinies, we follow these women and the diverse cast of characters that surrounds them as the great Arthurian epic unfolds stunningly before us. As Morgaine and Gwenhwyfar struggle for control over the fate of Arthur's kingdom, as the Knights of the Round Table take on their infamous quest, as Merlin and Viviane wield their magics for the future of Old Britain, the Isle of Avalon slips further into the impenetrable mists of memory, until the fissure between old and new worlds' and old and new religions' claims its most famous victim.

The Mists of Avalon

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This is the tragic tale of the rise and fall of Camelot - but seen through the eyes of Camelot's women: the devout Gwenhwyfar, Arthur's Queen; Vivane, High priestess of Avalon and the Lady of the Lake; above all, Morgaine, possessor of the sight, the wise, the wise-woman fated to bring ruin on them all. Amazon.com Review Even readers who don't normally enjoy Arthurian legends will love this version, a retelling from the point of view of the women behind the throne. Morgaine (more commonly known as Morgan Le Fay) and Gwenhwyfar (a Welsh spelling of Guinevere) struggle for power, using Arthur as a way to score points and promote their respective worldviews. The Mists of Avalon's Camelot politics and intrigue take place at a time when Christianity is taking over the island-nation of Britain; Christianity vs. Faery, and God vs. Goddess are dominant themes. Young and old alike will enjoy this magical Arthurian reinvention by science fiction and fantasy veteran Marion Zimmer Bradley. --Bonnie Bouman Review "[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 "Marion Zimmer Bradley has brilliantly and innovatively turned the myth inside out. . . . add[ing] a whole new dimension to our mythic history." --San Francisco Chronicle "Gripping . . . Superbly realized . . . A worthy addition to almost a thousand years of Arthurian tradition." --The Cleveland Plain Dealer




The Mists of Avalon

L'histoire du roi Arthur racontée du point de vue des personnages féminins de la légende.

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L'histoire du roi Arthur racontée du point de vue des personnages féminins de la légende.

A Study Guide for Marion Zimmer Bradley s The Mists of Avalon

Although Bradley was well known to fans of science fiction and fantasy by the
time she published The Mists of Avalon in 1982, she had not been taken
seriously by literary critics or readers of literary fiction. The Mists of Avalon, quite
simply, ...

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ISBN: 1410320553

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A Study Guide for Marion Zimmer Bradley's "The Mists of Avalon," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Lady of Avalon

Bestselling author Marion Zimmer Bradley brings the mesmerizing world of myth and magic, romance and history, brilliantly to life in this novel of epic grandeur worthy of fantasy’s finest storyteller.

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101212783

Category: Fiction

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Journey to a time before King Arthur in this prequel to The Mists of Avalon—a spellbinding story of three remarkable women who alter the fortunes of Roman Britain as they fight to reclaim the magic and traditions of a once glorious past. Caillean, the young priestess fated to become Lady of Avalon, who rescues and raises the orphaned Gawen—heir to a mystic and dangerous royal line...Dierna, who must use all her strength, wisdom, and love to guide Avalon through treacherous political waters and veil the island from a hostile world...Viviane, Lady of the Lake and keeper of the Grail, destined for true greatness as she prepares Avalon for the coming of a legendary king... Bestselling author Marion Zimmer Bradley brings the mesmerizing world of myth and magic, romance and history, brilliantly to life in this novel of epic grandeur worthy of fantasy’s finest storyteller.

The Forest House

The New York Times bestselling science fiction and fantasy author of the Avalon series introduces the prequel to the beloved and enduring classic The Mists of Avalon in this mesmerizing epic of one woman’s legendary role at a turning ...

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101212721

Category: Fiction

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The New York Times bestselling science fiction and fantasy author of the Avalon series introduces the prequel to the beloved and enduring classic The Mists of Avalon in this mesmerizing epic of one woman’s legendary role at a turning point in history. In a Britain struggling to survive Roman invasion, Eilan is the daughter of a Druidic warleader, gifted with visions and marked by fate to become a priestess of the Forest House. But fate also led Eilan to Gaius, a soldier of mixed blood, son of the Romans sent to subdue the native British. For Gaius, Eilan felt forbidden love, and her terrible secret will haunt her even as she is anointed as the new High Priestess. With mighty enemies poised to destroy the magic the Forest House shelters, Eilan must trust in the power of the great Goddess to lead her through the treacherous labyrinth of her destiny.

Mist of Avalon Oracle

Author: Rose Inserra

Publisher: Rockpool Oracle Card

ISBN: 9781925682052

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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Journey to the legendary Isle of Avalon to experience its magic, mystery, and inner wisdom. Mists of Avalon invites you on a sacred spiritual path to heal and awaken to your full potential. Uncover the myth of King Arthur and the Camelot story as you connect to the magic of Morgan le Fay. Feel the spiritual power of the mystic landscape of Glastonbury and its surround, once the site of Avalon, revered since ancient times as a gateway to the Otherworld. This stunning deck captures the true essence of the mystery of Avalon, empowering you to self-discovery on your soul quest. It is a transformational experience for those who are ready to follow their true spiritual path in the ways of the Avalon goddesses and priestesses. Call on the energy of Avalon to provide insight, clarity, and guidance for your life now and to illuminate the way forward. Become part of the magic and myth of Avalon!

Magill s Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

634 The Mists of Avalon of the Goddess . In her role as High Queen to Uther A
complex novel about the mythical King Arthur , The Pendragon , Igraine serves
the Goddess by keeping Ava - Mists of Avalon joins a distinguished body of late ...

Author: T. A. Shippey

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9780893569099

Category: Literary Criticism

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"These four volumes cover 791 books or series, 238 of them published during the 1980s and 1990s. the entries are 1,000 words long for single books and 1,500 for series, with a one-sentence summary beginning each entry followed by bibliographical information ... Volume 4 contains an extensive bibliography of critical works on science fiction and fantasy, a list of major award winners, a genre index." Booklist.

Gravelight

From bestselling author of The Mists of Avalon comes Marion Zimmer Bradley's Gravelight.

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429992763

Category: Fiction

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From bestselling author of The Mists of Avalon comes Marion Zimmer Bradley's Gravelight. Wycherly Musgrave is the perfect drunken, ne'er-do-well youngest brother. Beneath his lighthearted manner, however, lies . . . something dark. Now, afraid that in a drunken blackout he may have murdered a young woman, Wycherly has fled the family estate to try to dry out and see if he can remember what happened that terrible night. Wycherly finds himself strangely attracted to Sinah, a famous actress whose ability to read minds and project exactly what people want to see has made her a star. Sinah fears her own identity is drowning under the characters she's played. Above these people looms a ruined sanitarium, a vortex of evil psychic powers. And both Wycherly and Sinah are ripe for possession. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Classics of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature The man in the high castle

The Mists of Avalon King Arthur's half - sister , Morgaine , fights to keep Avalon ,
the Goddess's sacred island , from forever disappearing into the mists Author :
Marion Zimmer Bradley ( 1930-1999 ) Genre : Fantasy - mythological Type of
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Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9781587650529

Category: Fiction

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"Plot summaries and analyses of 180 major books and series in the fields of science fiction and fantasy...all but eight of the essays in these volumes are taken directly from Salem Press's four-volume Magill's guide to science fiction and fantasy literature, which was published in 1996"--Publisher's note.

The Female Reader at the Round Table

CHAPTER FOUR Priestess of the Goddess Marion Bradley ' s The Mists of
Avalon In this chapter I will discuss how Marion Bradley ' s The Mists of Avalon (
1982 ) uses a female narrator and narratee , female focalisers , and a privileged ...

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Study of modern novels based on literature of the Arthurian legend: Mary Stewart's Merlin trilogy, Marion Bradley's The Mists of Avalon, and Stephen Lawhead's Pendragon Cycle (5 books).

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Supernatural Fiction Writers Peter Ackroyd to Graham Joyce

Marion Zimmer Bradley ' s The Mists of Avalon . ” Extrapolation , 34 : 147 – 157 (
Summer 1993 ) . Volk Birke , Sabine . “ The Cyclical Way of the Priestess : On the
Significance of Narrative Structures in Marion Zimmer Bradley ' s The Mists of ...

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Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780684312514

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Profiles the most significant contemporary British and American writers of fantasy and horror. Entries cover all aspects of each writer's career.

The Bright World of the Gods

So this is a real faery story for enlightened adults that comes from a benevolent Elder race whose role it is to guide the steps of humanity.

Author: Annie Dieu-Le-Veut

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539666974

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It's strongly advised that you don't try to get your head around this book. Instead, let this multi-layered, mythological story wrap itself around you. Because, despite the deep richness of its mythological and astrological content, this is not a spiritual teaching for dusty old scholars in ivory towered libraries. It's a snapshot in Time of an infinite and ineffable Mystery that is for Lovers and Dreamers and window cleaners. The whole macrocosm can never be understood by the finite mind. But this heroic extra-dimensional adventure through the microcosm, which is its fractal holographic reflection, will help you to better envision the whole beyond the shrouded horizon. What we have here is a triskele knot of a tale, based on Celtic myths and inspired by the spirit peoples of the Faery Ring of Avalon, otherwise known as the Glastonbury Zodiac. So just relax and wander through its enchanted hills and dales, and let it permeate into your own inner landscapes and do its magic there, thus giving you insights into your destiny, and the meaning of your life.

Merlin s Harp

Niviene's special talents must help save a kingdom and discover the treachery of men and the beauty of love... "The story glows...a mythical tapestry that is at once completely recognizable yet utterly fresh.

Author: Anne Crompton

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402246994

Category: Young Adult Fiction

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When I was yet a very young woman I threw my heart away. Ever since then I have lived heartless, or almost heartless, the way Humans think all Fey live. Among the towering trees of magical Avalon, where humans dare not tread, lives Niviene, daughter of the Lady of the Lake. Her people, the Fey, are folk of the wood and avoid the violence and greed of man. But the strife of King Arthur's realm threatens even the peace of Avalon. And while Merlin the mage has been training Niviene as his apprentice, he now needs her help to thwart the chaos devouring Camelot. Niviene's special talents must help save a kingdom and discover the treachery of men and the beauty of love... "The story glows...a mythical tapestry that is at once completely recognizable yet utterly fresh..." -Publishers Weekly "Like The Mists of Avalon, the Arthurian legend from a woman's point of view." -USA Today "Readers will be enchanted...the characters and strands of the famous legend are skillfully woven together here." -School Library Journal "Take heed: the feminist possibilities of the Arthurian legendary cycle were not exhausted by Marion Zimmer Bradley's bestselling The Mists of Avalon... A riveting good read." -Booklist What readers are saying: "A rather unique look at the legend of King Arthur." "An exquisite addition to Arthurian literature." "The writing is lyrical; the plot twists are original. Great!"

The Last Closet

It is a powerful testimony to courage, to hope, and to faith. It is the story of Moira Greyland, the only daughter of Marion Zimmer Bradley and convicted child molester Walter Breen, told in her own words.

Author: Moira Greyland

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ISBN: 9789527065204

Category: Self-Help

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Marion Zimmer Bradley was a bestselling science fiction author, a feminist icon, and was awarded the World Fantasy Award for lifetime achievement. She was best known for the Arthurian fiction novel THE MISTS OF AVALON and for her very popular Darkover series. She was also a monster. THE LAST CLOSET: The Dark Side of Avalon is a brutal tale of a harrowing childhood. It is the true story of predatory adults preying on the innocence of children without shame, guilt, or remorse. It is an eyewitness account of how high-minded utopian intellectuals, unchecked by law, tradition, religion, or morality, can create a literal Hell on Earth. THE LAST CLOSET is also an inspiring story of survival. It is a powerful testimony to courage, to hope, and to faith. It is the story of Moira Greyland, the only daughter of Marion Zimmer Bradley and convicted child molester Walter Breen, told in her own words.

The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend

fiction to emphasize the women and to retell the legend through them or from
their perspectives . One of the most successful and influential of these novels is
Marion Zimmer Bradley ' s ( 1930 – 99 ) The Mists of Avalon ( 1982 ) , which
relates ...

Author: Alan Lupack

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend offers a comprehensive survey of the Arthurian legends in all their manifestations, from the earliest medieval texts to their appearances in contemporary culture. Essential reading for Arthurian scholars, medievalists, and for those interested in myth and legend.