‘Gloriana; or, The Unfulfill’d Queen’

Gloriana; or, The Unfulfill’d Queen

London:  Allison & Busby, 1978 (April 27th) hardcover;
as Gloriana, or the Unfulfill’d Queen on title page;
original price:  £4·95;
348 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-85031-237-X;
cover artist:  Jill Riches.

Sub-titled “Being a Romance by Michael Moorcock” (as are all editions, on their title pages [only]), the stunning Gloriana; or, The Unfulfill’d Queen is this writer’s favourite novel… by anyone. Its penultimate chapter was revised in 1991, in an Italian edition published with unauthorised cuts and/or changes, followed by an uncut English-language edition in 1993. Then in 2004, the original penultimate chapter was restored, with its revision included as an appendix.

First edition

First paperback edition: Glasgow: Fontana, 1978 (October 30th) mass-sized paperback;
as Gloriana or the Unfulfill’d Queen on title page;
original price:  £1·25;
378 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-00-614461-6;

cover artist:  Gustave Moreau (Sappho).

London: Flamingo, 1986 (March) trade-sized paperback;
as Gloriana or The Unfulfill’d Queen on title page;
original price:  £3·95;
378 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-00-654059-7;

cover artist:  A.H. Tanoux (Salámbo).

First revised edition: Milan: Mondadori, 1991 (May) trade-sized paperback (with unauthorised cuts);
as La Saga Di Gloriana on title page;
original price:  24 lire;
298 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  88-04-34850-X;

cover artist:  unknown.

First English-language revised edition: London: Phoenix House, 1993 (April 1st) trade-sized paperback (uncut);
as Gloriana; or, The Unfulfill’d Queen on title page;
original price:  £5·99;
368 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  1-85799-041-2;

cover artist:  James Ward (Miranda And Caliban).

London: Gollancz, 2001 (October 18th) trade-paperback;
as Gloriana or The Unfulfill’d Queen on title page;
Fantasy Masterworks series No. 22;
original price:  £6·99;
368 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-57507-359-4;
cover artist:  Gustave Moreau
(see above).

London: Gollancz, 2013 (April 11th) trade-paperback (restored text);
as Gloriana; or, The Unfulfill’d Queen on title page;
part of the Michael Moorcock Collection;
edited by John Davey;
original price:  £9·99;
xxii + 408 pages;

includes ‘Introduction To The Michael Moorcock Collection’ by John Clute (pp. vii–xii);
also includes ‘Introduction To The Michael Moorcock Collection’ by Moorcock (pp. xiii–xviii);
I.S.B.N.:  978-0-575-10866-8;
cover artist:  Harry Clark.

(+ later reprint[s])
Contents:-
p. 1: Gloriana;
p. 379: ‘Afterword To The 2004 Edition: Haunted Palaces And Poisoned Chalices: The World Of Gloriana’ (non-fiction) by Moorcock;
p. 386: ‘Appendix A: Alternate Chapter Thirty-Four’;

p. 402: ‘Appendix B: Lyrics For a Proposed Musical Version Of Gloriana’ (see below) by Moorcock & Peter Pavli;
p. 405: ‘Appendix C: Gloriana Review: “Kaleidoscope”, 2 May, 1978’ by Peter Ackroyd.
Copyright page states “Revised version”, but should be more accurately ‘Version contains minor textual amendments’.

First American edition: New York: Avon, 1979 (April) trade-sized paperback;
as Gloriana, or the Unfulfill’d Queen on title page;
original price:  $4·95;
311 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-380-42986-1;
cover artist:  Elizabeth Malczynski (also interior).

New York: Popular Library, 1986 (August) mass-sized paperback;
as Gloriana, or the Unfulfill’d Queen on title page;
original price:  $3·95;
378 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-445-20271-8;
cover artist:  Robert Gould.

First restored edition: New York: Warner/Aspect, 2004 (August) trade-sized paperback;
as Gloriana; or, the Unfulfill’d Queen on title page;
original price:  $14·00;
488 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-446-69140-2;
cover:  Ermine Portrait Of Queen Elizabeth I
(courtesy the Marquess of Salisbury).

Contents:-
p. 1: Gloriana;
p. 457: ‘Afterword For This Edition: Haunted Palaces And Poisoned Chalices: The World Of Gloriana’ (non-fiction; as ‘Afterword For This Edition: Haunted Palaces And Poisoned Chalices’ only, on contents page) by Michael Moorcock;
p. 465: ‘Appendix A: Alternate Chapter Thirty-Four’;

p. 485: ‘Appendix B: Lyrics For a Proposed Musical Version Of Gloriana’ (see below) by Michael Moorcock& Peter Pavli.

New York: SFBC (Science Fiction Book Club), 2005 (April) hardcover;
as Gloriana; or, The Unfulfill’d Queen on title page;

original price: unknown;
355 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-7394-5191-X;
cover artist:  Bruce Jensen.

Contents:-
p. 1: Gloriana;
p. 333: ‘Afterword For This Edition: Haunted Palaces And Poisoned Chalices: The World Of Gloriana’ (non-fiction; as ‘Afterword For This Edition: Haunted Palaces And Poisoned Chalices’ only, on contents page) by Michael Moorcock;
p. 339: ‘Appendix A: Alternate Chapter Thirty-Four’;

p. 353: ‘Appendix B: Lyrics For a Proposed Musical Version Of Gloriana’ (see below) by Michael Moorcock& Peter Pavli.

New York: Saga, 2016 (November) hardcover (unrestored [revised] text);
as Gloriana Or, The Unfulfill’d Queen on title page
not edited by John Davey (despite credit);
original price:  $27·99;
xx + 396 pages;

includes ‘Introduction To Gloriana; Or, The Unfufill’d Queen’ by John Clute (pp. vii–xii);
also includes ‘Introduction To Gloriana; Or, The Unfufill’d Queen’ by Moorcock (pp. xiii–xviii);
I.S.B.N.:  978-1-4814-8738-2;
cover artist:  Richard Hunt.

Contents:-
p. 1: Gloriana;
p. 383: ‘Afterword To The 2004, 2016 Edition: Haunted Palaces And Poisoned Chalices: The World Of Gloriana’ (non-fiction) by Moorcock;
p. 390: ‘Appendix A: Lyrics For a Proposed Musical Version Of Gloriana’ (see below) by Moorcock & Peter Pavli
;
p. 393: ‘Appendix B: Gloriana Review: “Kaleidoscope”, 2 May, 1978’ by Peter Ackroyd.
Saga, 2017 (September) trade-sized paperback;
original price:  $16·99;

I.S.B.N.:  978-1-4814-8737-5.

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Gloriana is also available as e-books: 978-0-575-10872-1 (U.K.) & 987-1-4814-8739-9 (U.S.A.).

Plus…

Demo recordings were released on The Entropy Tango & Gloriana Demo Sessions album (double C.D., 2008).