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Jones, Gwyn 1907-1999

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Works: 148 works in 860 publications in 9 languages and 16,490 library holdings
Genres: Romances  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Poetry  Sagas  Fairy tales  Short stories  Pictorial works  History  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, Adapter, Arranger, tra
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A history of the Vikings by Gwyn Jones( Book )
102 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 3,638 libraries worldwide
Includes settlement of Iceland and Greenland and voyages to America
The Norse Atlantic saga, being the Norse voyages of discovery and settlement to Iceland, Greenland [and] America by Gwyn Jones( Book )
47 editions published between 1964 and 1986 in English and held by 1,876 libraries worldwide
Includes translations, by the author, of the more important early documents
The Mabinogion by Charlotte Guest( Book )
107 editions published between 1949 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,792 libraries worldwide
"The eleven stories of The Mabinogion, first assembled on paper in the fourteenth century, reach back far earlier into the oral traditions of Welsh storytelling. 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 tales not only prefigure the later romances of the Middle Ages but stand on their own merits as magnificent evocations of a golden age of Celtic civilization." "This translation of The Mabinogion, by Gwyn Jones and Thomas Jones, has been recognized, since its first appearance in 1948, as a triumph of the translator's art and a classic in its own right. It was last revised by Gwyn and Mair Jones in 1993."--BOOK JACKET
Eirik the Red : and other Icelandic sagas by Gwyn Jones( Book )
47 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in English and held by 1,008 libraries worldwide
A collection of narrative stories that relate the lives and feuds of individuals and familes of Iceland during the so-called Sage Age, A.D. 930-1030
The Oxford book of Welsh verse in English by Gwyn Jones( Book )
13 editions published between 1977 and 1983 in English and held by 993 libraries worldwide
An anthology of Welsh poetry in translation and in English, from the sixth-century bard, Taliesin, to Dylan Thomas, includes examples of characteristic Welsh metrical forms and excerpts from classic long works
Kings, beasts and heroes by Gwyn Jones( Book )
12 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 974 libraries worldwide
Scandinavian legends and folk-tales by Gwyn Jones( Book )
35 editions published between 1956 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 844 libraries worldwide
Twenty-four tales from the folklore of Denmark, Norway, Iceland, and Finland
Welsh legends and folk-tales by Gwyn Jones( Book )
38 editions published between 1955 and 1990 in English and Slovenian and held by 533 libraries worldwide
Heroic deeds and high adventure. Some of the great stories from Welsh legend preserved in the Mabinogion, and retold to delight the reader of today
Egil's saga by Snorri Sturluson( Book )
15 editions published between 1960 and 1975 in English and held by 467 libraries worldwide
The nutcrackers and sugar-tongs suddenly decide to leave their place at the table and go off on horses, leaving the household behind in chaos and confusion
The Vatnsdalers' saga by Gwyn Jones( Book )
9 editions published between 1944 and 1973 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
Selected short stories by Gwyn Jones( Book )
8 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
Background to Dylan Thomas, and other explorations by Gwyn Jones( Book )
9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 265 libraries worldwide
These twelve essays and addresses range widely from consideration of the nature of Anglo-Welsh literature to incisive commentary on critical approaches to the European novel. Authors such as Dylan Thomas, Richard Savage, and Caradoc Evans ('the best-hated Welshman of them all') come under the author's sympathetic scrutiny; there is a trenchant analysis of the Heroic poetry of the Welsh, Norse, and English peoples. Here too are some reflections on Viking themes, an area in which Gwyn Jones has established a world-wide reputation. Gwyn Jones's critical insights and literary judgements are constantly enlivened by his genial personality and a gift for vivid description, expressed in prose that is at once thoughtful and unsolemn. These explorations are the witty and lively writings of a man whose heart is in Wales, but whose head allows him to range freely across the wider world
Four Icelandic sagas by Gwyn Jones( Book )
13 editions published between 1935 and 1975 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
Four Icelandic stories about 1) Hrafnkel, 2) Throstein the White, 3) the men of Temple in Weaponfirth, and 4) the men of Keelnes
Welsh short stories by Gwyn Jones( Book )
30 editions published between 1940 and 1972 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
Garland of bays by Gwyn Jones( Book )
6 editions published in 1938 in English and Undetermined and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Classic Welsh short stories ( Book )
11 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
The storyteller has always been an important figure in Welsh society, and this collection draws on twenty five of the best Welsh short stories written this century, many of them translations from the Welsh. From the lyricism of Dylan Thomas to the telling prose of Kate Roberts, these tales testify to the vitality and uniqueness of the Welsh tradition
A prospect of Wales; a series of water-colours by Gwyn Jones( Book )
5 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
The legendary history of Olaf Tryggvason: the twenty-second W.P. Ker Memorial Lecture, delivered in the University of Glasgow, 6th March 1968 by Gwyn Jones( Book )
14 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Richard Savage by Gwyn Jones( Book )
6 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
Twenty-five Welsh stories ( Book )
4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Gwyn Jones britischer Schriftsteller
Gwyn Jones British writer
Gwyn Jones écrivain britannique
Gwyn Jones escriptor britànic
Gwyn Jones escritor británico
Gwyn Jones storico gallese
Gwyn Jones taalkundige uit Wales (1907-1999)
Gwyn Jones velšský spisovatel
Jones, Gwyn, 1907-
Джонс, Гвин 1907-
جوين جونز، 1907-1999
ジョーンズ, グウィン
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