Mabinogion / Edition 1

Mabinogion / Edition 1

by Gwyn Jones, Thomas Jones
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0460872974

ISBN-13: 9780460872973

Pub. Date: 11/28/1993

Publisher: Everyman Paperback

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780460872973
Publisher:
Everyman Paperback
Publication date:
11/28/1993
Edition description:
New Revised Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,260,514
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Mapsxiv
Introductionxvii
Note on the Editors and the Textxxxix
Note on Pronunciation of Welsh Namesxl
Select Bibliographyxliii
The Four Branches of the Mabinogi
Pwyll Prince of Dyfed3
Branwen Daughter of Llyr23
Manawydan Son of Llyr38
Math Son of Mathonwy50
The Four Independent Native Tales
The Dream of Macsen Wledig71
Lludd and Llefelys80
Culhwch and Olwen85
The Dream of Rhonabwy122
The Three Romances
The Lady of the Fountain139
Peredur Son of Efrawg164
Gereint Son of Erbin203
Textual Notes243
Supplementary Textual Notes247
Index of Proper Names249

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