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The Mists of Avalon

Bradley, Marion Zimmer

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ISBN 10: 0394524063 / ISBN 13: 9780394524061
Published by Knopf, New York, 1982
Condition: Near Fine+ Hardcover
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Title: The Mists of Avalon

Publisher: Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine+

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine+

Edition: First Edition/First Printing.

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Synopsis:

A Literary Guild Featured Alternate
Here 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 spellbinding novel, an extraordinary literary achievement, THE MISTS OF AVALON will stay with you for a long time to come....

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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

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