New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982. Uncorrected Proof. Octavo, publisher's printed light blue stiff paper wraps.
"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." Prepublication uncorrected proof of historical fiction and fantasy phenom Marion Zimmer Bradley’s feminist Arthurian masterpiece. Narrated collectively by the principal women of the Matter of Britain – Morgaine, Gwenhwyfar, Viviane, Morgause, and Igraine – Bradley’s first installment of what would become her enormously successful Avalon series was an immediate bestseller upon publication and remains one of the most original and vivid interpretations of the myth of Camelot. Publisher’s review slip stapled inside upper wrap, and Literary Guild Alternate Selection notice taped to upper wrap. Staple punctures to front endpaper. Moderate soiling to wraps. Very good. Item #3029