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The Mabinogion by John Updike


The Mabinogion by John Updike

First assembled on paper in the fourteenth century, the eleven stories in The Mabinogion reach far back into the oral traditions of Welsh poetry. Closely linked to the Arthurian legends - King Arthur himself appears in one of the stories - they summon up a world of mystery and magic which is still evoked by the landscape so vividly described in them. Mingling fantasy with tales of chivalry, they prefigure the great romances of the Middle Ages but stand on their own merits as magnificent evocations of a golden age of Celtic civilization.

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Publication date

29th March 2001


John Updike

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Everyman's Library an imprint of Everyman


320 pages


Folklore, myths & legends



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