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    Description"Destiny, magic and chance, human strengths and weaknesses-The Mabinogion's stories are among the most compelling and beautiful in European literature. " Compsed in the golden age of Celtic story-telling in the eleventh century or earlier, they bring together the grotesque and the warmly human, the entertaining and the richly significant. Culhwch is here, perilously wooing the Giant's Daughter; Owain is here, winning the Lady of the fountain by Knightly feats of arms;and -a portent and a miracle both -King Arther is here for the first time as a prime mover in a significant prose narrative ('Culhwch and Olwen'), and thereafter as King and Emperor of what is still the world's most famous royal court. 'A magnificent acheivment...It is hard to think that in scholarship or as a piece of English prose the present translation will ever be bettered'-Sir Idris Bell, "The Welsh Review" 'Magisterial ...the authoritative translation, notable for its meticulous scholarship and a fine literary style'"Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales"


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    Title
    The Mabinogion
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by George Jones, Translated by Gwyn Jones, Translated by Thomas Jones
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 255 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780460872973
    ISBN 10: 0460872974
    Classifications

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    LC classification: PB2363.M2 J66 1993
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    LC classification: PB2363.M2J
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.6.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: JBGB
    Edition
    Annotated
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Illustrations note
    notes, chronology
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
    Publication date
    15 November 1993
    Publication City/Country
    London
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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.