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The Mabinogion : EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY (PAPER) - Jones & Jones (Trans)

The Mabinogion


Paperback Published: 7th October 1993
ISBN: 9780460872973
Number Of Pages: 238

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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

Prefacep. ix
Mapsp. xiv
Introductionp. xvii
Note on the Editors and the Textp. xxxix
Note on Pronunciation of Welsh Namesp. xl
Select Bibliographyp. xliii
The Four Branches of the Mabinogi
Pwyll Prince of Dyfedp. 3
Branwen Daughter of Llyrp. 23
Manawydan Son of Llyrp. 38
Math Son of Mathonwyp. 50
The Four Independent Native Tales
The Dream of Macsen Wledigp. 71
Lludd and Llefelysp. 80
Culhwch and Olwenp. 85
The Dream of Rhonabwyp. 122
The Three Romances
The Lady of the Fountainp. 139
Peredur Son of Efrawgp. 164
Gereint Son of Erbinp. 203
Textual Notesp. 243
Supplementary Textual Notesp. 247
Index of Proper Namesp. 249
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ISBN: 9780460872973
ISBN-10: 0460872974
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 238
Published: 7th October 1993
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 2