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

Page: 912

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The magical saga of the women behind King Arthur's throne. “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 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

Morgaine remembered the daywhenthe mists hadthinned to let Gwenhwyfar through to Avalon. Time ran strangely now uponAvalon. Morgaine did not know whether that twelvemonth and a day to which the knights were vowed had passed or not,and ...

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575113863

Category: Fiction

Page: 1024

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Morgaine, gifted with the Sight and fated with her brother-lover's doom, recounts the glorious tragedy of Camelot's brief flowering - not as a tale of knightly deeds, but as a woman's rounded view of society in the crucible of change. Through the lives of pious Guinevere, ambitious Morgouse, austere Viviane and her successor as Lady of the Lake, Morgaine herself, this rich and haunting epic reveals a greater threat to the idyll than the Saxons. For the spread of patriarchal Roman ways and a narrow Christianity seem likely to alienate the Old People, and drive the ancient worship of the Mother forever into the mists...

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: 1101212721

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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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.

The Mists of Avalon

Now available in a beautiful new hardcover edition is the magical legend of King Arthur, vividly retold through the eyes and lives of the women who wielded power from behind the throne. "A remarkable feat of imagination".--Mary Renault.

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780722119570

Category: Arthurian romances

Page: 1009

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The entr\hralling epic of passion and timeless enchantment.

Cyberhenge

She is the goddess of the sea , general magick , the Isle of Avalon , Faeries , and many other things ... I'll be 18 on Thanksgiving ... My favorite book is The Mists of Avalon ” ( Justice n.d. [ a ] ) . This is the extent of personal ...

Author: Douglas E. Cowan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415969109

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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In Cyberhenge, Douglas E. Cowan brings together two fascinating and virtually unavoidable phenomena of contemporary life--the Internet and the new religious movement of Neopaganism. For growing numbers of Neopagans-Wiccans, Druids, Goddess-worshippers, and others--the Internet provides an environment alive with possibilities for invention, innovation, and imagination. Fr om angel channeling, biorhythms, and numerology to e-covens and cybergroves where neophytes can learn everything from the Wiccan Rede to spellworking, Cowan illuminates how and why Neopaganism is using Internet technology in fascinating new ways as a platform for invention of new religious traditions and the imaginative performance of ritual. This book is essential reading for students and scholars of new religious movements, and for anyone interested in the intersections of technology and faith.

Marion Zimmer Bradley

(The Mists of Avalon, 440) barragana Spanish for “concubine.” (Sword of Chaos, 86) barrow a raised tomb of earth and stone. (The Forest House, 47) basalt volcanic rock. (Gravelight, 9) basque tight bodice or jacket.

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476640432

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 305

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This literary companion surveys the young adult works of American author Marion Zimmer Bradley, primarily known for her work in the fantasy genre. An A to Z arrangement includes coverage of novels (The Catch Trap, Survey Ship, The Fall of Atlantis, The Firebrand, The Forest House and The Mists of Avalon), the graphic narrative Warrior Woman, the Lythande novella The Gratitude of Kings, and, from the Darkover series, The Shattered Chain, The Sword of Aldones and Traitor's Sun. Separate entries on dominant themes--rape, divination, religion, violence, womanhood, adaptation and dreams--comb stories and longer works for the author's insights about the motivation of institutions that oppress marginalized groups, especially women.

Arthurian Writers

Mercer Island, WA: Starmont, 1985; Benko, Debra A. ''Morgan le Fay and King Arthur in Malory's Works and Marion Zimmer Bradley's The Mists of Avalon: Sibling Discord and the Fall of the Round Table.'' In The Significance of Sibling ...

Author: Laura C. Lambdin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313346828

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 401

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Chronologically arranged entries on more than 30 writers from the Middle Ages to the present trace the pervasive influence of Arthurian legend on world literature.

Lady of Avalon

A spellbinding historical fantasy, Lady of Avalon links the bestselling novels in the Avalon series - The Forests of Avalon and The Mists of Avalon.

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575113898

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Through the generations the women of Avalon prepare for the coming of the Defender, the sacred king who will guard the old ways of the Britons and save their land from destruction. On the holy isle of Avalon, hidden in the mists between the world of Faerie and the world of men, they wait... For High Priestess Caillean, facing the Roman foe, salvation comes not through victory, but bitter sacrifice. Two hundred years later her successor Dierna faces a new enemy: the Saxon hordes who assail her people like savages. By the time of Viviane, Britain seems wholly lost. But a Merlin is made amongst the Druids once more, and the day of the Defender, who will come to be known as Arthur, draws close... A spellbinding historical fantasy, Lady of Avalon links the bestselling novels in the Avalon series - The Forests of Avalon and The Mists of Avalon.

Archetypes and Motifs in Folklore and Literature A Handbook

Marion Zimmer Bradley's The Mists of Avalon (1984) tells of the magic isle of Avalon, visible only to those who have the power to raise the mists. Authors of children's books have also written about places that are invisible to the eyes ...

Author: Jane Garry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135157616X

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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This is an authoritative presentation and discussion of the most basic thematic elements universally found in folklore and literature. The reference provides a detailed analysis of the most common archetypes or motifs found in the folklore of selected communities around the world. Each entry is written by a noted authority in the field, and includes accompanying reference citations. Entries are keyed to the Motif-Index of Folk Literature by Stith Thompson and grouped according to that Index's scheme. The reference also includes an introductory essay on the concepts of archetypes and motifs and the scholarship associated with them. This is the only book in English on motifs and themes that is completely folklore oriented, deals with motif numbers, and is tied to the Thompson Motif-Index. It includes in-depth examination of such motifs as: Bewitching; Chance and Fate; Choice of Roads; Death or Departure of the Gods; the Double; Ghosts and Other Revenants; the Hero Cycle; Journey to the Otherworld; Magic Invulnerability; Soothsayer; Transformation; Tricksters.

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

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; ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410320553

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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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.