An illustrated edition of a classic fantasy with over 50 full-colour paintings by the celebrated artist of "The Lord of the Rings". Widely recognized as the finest tales of Celtic mythology, the 11 stories were preserved in two Welsh collections, "The White Book of Rhydderch" (c.1300-1325) and "The Red Book of Hergest" (1375-1425), though the stories themselves hail from an oral tradition dating back to the 10th century. At the core of the book are tales of heroes and men, birth and death, gods and beasts, penance and vindication, kinship and kingship, battles and quests. "The Mabinogion" embraces much of ancient and early British culture, combining the numinous world of Celtic mythology, Arthurian legend and feudal Europe's Age of Chivalry. Indeed scholars have identified that it was out of "The Mabinogion" that the Arthurian legends were born.
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Alan Lee was born in Middlesex in 1947. His illustrated books include Faeries (with Brian Froud), Castles and Merlin Dreams, and has worked on such prestigious films as Erik the Viking (Terry Gilliam), Legend (Ridley Scott), and the acclaimed NBC miniseries Merlin. He is best known however for his work on the book and film versions of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.Language Notes:
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Welsh
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Book Description Voyager, 2002. Book Condition: sehr gut. Sprache: englisch Paperback , Bookseller Inventory # 115169
Book Description Voyager. Paperback. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Bookseller Inventory # 2829929397