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    The Mabinogion (Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics) (Hardback) Translated by Gwyn Jones, Translated by Thomas Jones, Preface by Professor John Updike

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    DescriptionThe 11 stories of "The Mabinogion," first assembled on paper in the fourteenth century, reach far back into the earlier oral traditions of Welsh poetry. Closely linked to the Arthurian legends--King Arthur himself is a character--they summon up a world of mystery and magic that is still evoked by the Welsh landscape they so vividly describe. Mingling fantasy with tales of chivalry, these stories not only prefigure the later medieval romances, but stand on their own as magnificent evocations of a golden age of Celtic civilization. This translation of "The Mabinogion "has, since its first appearance in 1949, been recognized as a classic in its own right. It was last revised by Gwyn Jones and his wife, Mair, in 1993. Preface by John Updike (Book Jacket Status: Not Jacketed)


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    Title
    The Mabinogion
    Authors and contributors
    Translated by Gwyn Jones, Translated by Thomas Jones, Preface by Professor John Updike
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 122 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375411755
    ISBN 10: 0375411755
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    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House USA Inc
    Publication date
    13 February 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Gwyn Jones and Thomas Jones were, respectively, Professor of English at Aberystwyth and Cardiff and Professor of Welsh at Aberystwyth. They are the authors of numerous works of scholarship in Welsh and in English. John Updike, novelist, poet, and critic, is perhaps best known for his four "Rabbit "novels, published in Everyman's Library as "Rabbit Angstrom. "
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    Preface by John Updike The 11 stories of "The Mabinogion, first assembled on paper in the fourteenth century, reach far back into the earlier oral traditions of Welsh poetry. Closely linked to the Arthurian legends--King Arthur himself is a character--they summon up a world of mystery and magic that is still evoked by the Welsh landscape they so vividly describe. Mingling fantasy with tales of chivalry, these stories not only prefigure the later medieval romances, but stand on their own as magnificent evocations of a golden age of Celtic civilization. This translation of "The Mabinogion has, since its first appearance in 1949, been recognized as a classic in its own right. It was last revised by Gwyn Jones and his wife, Mair, in 1993.