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The Mabinogion

Jones, Gwyn, and Thomas Jones, Translators, and John Updike, Preface

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ISBN 10: 0375411755 / ISBN 13: 9780375411755
Published by Everyman's Library, New York, 2000
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A Near Fine copy in lightly rubbed blue and black cloth lettered inn gold, with sewn-in ribbon marker. Apparent first appearence with Preface by John Updike. (No statement of printing for this edition.) Signed by John Updike at his Preface, and quite uncommon, thus. Bookseller Inventory # 015402

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Title: The Mabinogion

Publisher: Everyman's Library, New York

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: New Edition

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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.

Preface by John Updike

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