The Mabinogion (Everyman's Library ; No. 97)

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The Mabinogion is a collection of eleven prose stories from medieval Welsh manuscripts. The stories are thought to have come from two books written in the 14th and 15th centuries. The Mabinogion contains tales of Celtic mythology as well as early medieval traditions.

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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.

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