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The Mists of Avalon 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


About the Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley was an American author of fantasy novels such as The Mists of Avalon and the Darkover series, often with a feminist outlook.Bradley s first published novel length work was Falcons of Narabedla, first published in the May 1957 issue of Other Worlds When she was a child, Bradley stated that she enjoyed reading adventure fantasy authors such as Henry Kuttner, Edmond Hamilton, and Leigh Brackett, especially when they wrote about the glint of strange suns on worlds that never were and never would be Her first novel and much of her subsequent work show their influence strongly.Early in her career, writing as Morgan Ives, Miriam Gardner, John Dexter, and Lee Chapman, Marion Zimmer Bradley produced several works outside the speculative fiction genre, including some gay and lesbian pulp fiction novels For example, I Am a Lesbian was published in 1962 Though relatively tame by today s standards, they were considered pornographic when published, and for a long time she refused to disclose the titles she wrote under these pseudonyms.Her 1958 story The Planet Savers introduced the planet of Darkover, which became the setting of a popular series by Bradley and other authors The Darkover milieu may be considered as either fantasy with science fiction overtones or as science fiction with fantasy overtones, as Darkover is a lost earth colony where psi powers developed to an unusual degree Bradley wrote many Darkover novels by herself, but in her later years collaborated with other authors for publication her literary collaborators have continued the series since her death.Bradley took an active role in science fiction and fantasy fandom, promoting interaction with professional authors and publishers and making several important contributions to the subculture.For many years, Bradley actively encouraged Darkover fan fiction and reprinted some of it in commercial Darkover anthologies, continuing to encourage submissions from unpublished authors, but this ended after a dispute with a fan over an unpublished Darkover novel of Bradley s that had similarities to some of the fan s stories As a result, the novel remained unpublished, and Bradley demanded the cessation of all Darkover fan fiction.Bradley was also the editor of the long running Sword and Sorceress anthology series, which encouraged submissions of fantasy stories featuring original and non traditional heroines from young and upcoming authors Although she particularly encouraged young female authors, she was not averse to including male authors in her anthologies Mercedes Lackey was just one of many authors who first appeared in the anthologies She also maintained a large family of writers at her home in Berkeley Ms Bradley was editing the final Sword and Sorceress manuscript up until the week of her death in September of 1999.Probably her most famous single novel is The Mists of Avalon A retelling of the Camelot legend from the point of view of Morgaine and Gwenhwyfar, it grew into a series of books like the Darkover series, the later novels are written with or by other authors and have continued to appear after Bradley s death.In 2000, she was posthumously awarded the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement In 2014, Bradley was accused of sexual abuse by her daughter, Moira Greyland, who claims that she was molested from the age of 3 to 12 Greyland also claimed that she was not the only victim and that she was one of the people who reported her father, Walter H Breen, for child molestation In response to these allegations Bradley s publisher Victor Gollancz Ltd announced that they will donate all income from the sales of Bradley s e books to the charity Save the Children From Wikipedia



10 thoughts on “The Mists of Avalon

  1. Claire Claire says:

    In 2007 I joined Goodreads and wrote reviews of some of the books that had most transformed me as a reader I have since, over the years, taken an absurd amount of geek pride that my review of this book is I think the most popular one And for everyone writing GET OVER YOURSELF in the comments, as a response to my using my own little corner of the internet to tell a story about how my life as a writer and a Catholic and a woman was s


  2. Virag Virag says:

    Good lord, I haven t ever hated a book as much as this one.I picked up The Mists of Avalon because I really love Nordic myths, and usually any stories about King Arthur Everyone seems to adore this book even my librarian told me that this was a really good Arthurian tale Well, it s not It s horrible.First, let me say how turned off I was by all the bashing and hating there was of Christianity And I m saying this as the atheist that I am I


  3. Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin says:

    Hmmm, I would like to see the mini series to this book I felt it was a good book although it did get boring at times or maybe it was just me I loved reading about the history The most I have ever known about Arthur and the gang was through my show, Merlin The ending was really sad to me But it was excellent as well, if that makes any sense Happy Reading Mel Hmmm, I would like to see the mini series to this book I felt it was a good book although


  4. Matthew Matthew says:

    My final book of 2017 I did not think I would finish it before the end of the year I started it back on October 1st and it was slow going I often found myself not reading it for days at a time It really wasn t capturing my interest But, with a week to go in 2017 and about 300 or so pages left, I buckled down and finished it at around 8 15 on December 31st You might think that my opinion of this book will not be stellar considering it was slow going Abo


  5. Amalia Gavea Amalia Gavea says:

    This is my favourite book about the Arthurian legend and I have read possiblythan I can remember Marion Zimmer Bradley succeeded in breathing new life into the Arthurian saga, and at the same time, she didn t step too far away from the spirit of it Placing the emphasis on the fascinating female characters that shaped the fate of Arthur and of Camelot, she created a monumental work that is now the basis on which most of us rate the works about King Arthur and


  6. Rachel Rachel says:

    OK I admit, when I told my college Arthurian Lit professor that I d read and enjoyed this book, he proceeded to give me a quick before the next class comes in lecture about how Marion Zimmer Bradley s interpretation skewed wildly from the genre.But I don t care It s a difficult book long and utterly depressing, but it takes the first in depth look at both women and the pagan Celtic religion of Britain, which Christianity usurped around that time Evil sorceress Morga


  7. Matthew Matthew says:

    The Arthur myth from the point of view of Morgaine le Fay, pagan priestess Supposedly a feminist take on the old legends There is one main problem with this approach let s face it, women s lives in the dark ages were pretty boring And rather than break out of this mold with strong female characters, Bradley talks a lot about spinning, weaving, and having babies The female characters are either contemptible or irritating, or both The male characters are cardboard Arthur is


  8. Manny Manny says:

    My favorite fantasy novel written by a serial rapist and child abuser Now that I think about it, I m interested to remember that the person who recommended it to me was also a big fan of Nietzsche.


  9. Genevieve Genevieve says:

    This is one of the few books that I hate I m a feminist and I love King Arthur stories and The Mists of Avalon makes me vaguely nauseous I read the whole thing hoping it would get better, and it didn t, though there are a few good bits Overall I found it offensive to the Arthurian legends, to history, and to women, and being a 15 year old girl who liked fantasy novels did nothing to change this opinion.


  10. Markus Markus says:

    There is no such thing as a true tale Truth has many faces and the truth is like to the old road to Avalon it depends on your own will, and your own thoughts, whither the road will take you Again, I feel the need to put my thoughts down about some of the books that changed my life and made me into the guy I am.Those who know me just one tiny bit also know that The Lord of the Rings is my favourite book ever Go a little bit deeper, and you also know that Frank Herbert s Dune is high up on myThe


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