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Madouc

(1989)
(The third book in the Lyonesse series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
World Fantasy Best Novel
The eponymous heroine of this fantasy, the conclusion to Vance's Lyonesse trilogy, is the quarrelsome, spunky, forthright princess of Lyonesse, who was born out of wedlock--or so she is led to believe. When she discovers that she's actually a changeling left by fairies in place of a baby boy, she sets out, with her servant and companion Pymfyd, to find her true identity. Madouc locates her mother, the fairy Twisk, easily enough, but her paternity poses a problem: Twisk is not certain who fathered her child. After many adventures, Madouc returns home in disgrace. Meanwhile, her uncle, King Casmir, attempts to conquer the whole island of Hybras, on which Lyonesse is located, and thwart the prophesy of Persilian the Magic Mirror that his sister's son would one day rule. He is foiled at every turn by King Aillas of Troicinet and his son Dhrun, who is actually the child of the prophesy, but is older than expected because of a youth spent in the fairy shee (home), where time runs differently. A sly mixture of satire and epic, Vance's medieval tale is a delight.


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Hardback Editions

August 1990 : UK Hardback
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Title: Lyonesse III: Madouc
Author(s): Jack Vance
ISBN: 0-246-13396-1 / 978-0-246-13396-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Grafton
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1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lyonesse: Madouc
Author(s): Jack Vance
ISBN: 0-88733-125-4 / 978-0-88733-125-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Underwood-Miller
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December 1989 : USA Hardback

Title: Madouc
Author(s): Jack Vance
ISBN: 0-88733-082-7 / 978-0-88733-082-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Underwood Books
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Paperback Editions

July 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Madouc (Lyonesse) (Volume 3)
Author(s): Jack Vance
ISBN: 1-61947-093-4 / 978-1-61947-093-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spatterlight Press
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August 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lyonesse III: 3: Madouc (Lyonesse series)
Author(s): Jack Vance
ISBN: 0-586-20450-4 / 978-0-586-20450-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Grafton
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August 1991 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Madouc (Lyonesse Book 3)
Author(s): Jack Vance
ISBN: 0-441-50532-5 / 978-0-441-50532-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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April 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lyonesse: Madouc
Author(s): Jack Vance
ISBN: 0-441-50531-7 / 978-0-441-50531-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace Trade
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Audio Editions

October 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Madouc (Lyonesse)
Author(s): Jack Vance
ISBN: 1-5318-8424-5 / 978-1-5318-8424-6
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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February 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Madouc (Lyonesse)
Author(s): Jack Vance
ISBN: 1-4692-8056-6 / 978-1-4692-8056-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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February 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Madouc (Lyonesse)
Author(s): Jack Vance
ISBN: 1-4692-8097-3 / 978-1-4692-8097-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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February 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Madouc (Lyonesse)
Author(s): Jack Vance
ISBN: 1-4692-8138-4 / 978-1-4692-8138-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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February 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Madouc (Lyonesse)
Author(s): Jack Vance
ISBN: 1-4692-8179-1 / 978-1-4692-8179-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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February 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Madouc: Lyonesse, Book 3
Author(s): Jack Vance
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Madouc: Lyonesse, Book 3
Author(s): Jack Vance
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

August 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Madouc (Lyonesse Book 3)
Author(s): Jack Vance
Publisher: Spatterlight Press LLC
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September 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Madouc: Lyonesse Book 3 (Gateway Essentials)
Author(s): Jack Vance
Publisher: Gateway
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