The Boy"s Mabinogion
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The Boy"s Mabinogion by Sidney Lanier

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Written in English


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Number of Pages400
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Open LibraryOL11002893M
ISBN 100781237203
ISBN 109780781237208

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The Boy's Mabinogion: Being the Earliest Welsh Tales of King Arthur in the Famous Red Book of Item Preview Book digitized by Google from the library of the New York Public Library and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Addeddate Pages: Knightly Legends of Wales: Or, The Boy's Mabinogion: Being the Earliest Welsh Tales of King Arthur in the Famous Red Book of Hergest The boy's library of legend and chivalry: Editor: Sidney Lanier: Publisher: Scribner's, Original from: Harvard University: Digitized: Length: pages: Export Citation: BiBTeX EndNote RefMan. The boy's Mabinogion: being the earliest Welsh tales of King Arthur in the famous Red book of Hergest Twelve episodes from the Mabinogion part of the fourteenth century manuscript entitled The red book of Hergest, a collection of medieval Welsh tales recounting the feats and exploits of King Arthur and other powerful kings, princes, and. Celtic mythology, Arthurian romance, and an intriguing interpretation of British history--these are just some of the themes embraced by the anonymous authors of the eleven tales that make up the Welsh medieval masterpiece known as the tell of Gwydion the shape-shifter, who can create a woman out of flowers; of Math the magician whose feet must lie in the lap of a virgin; of Reviews:

The Mab is a collection of eleven epic Welsh stories from the Mabinogion, beautifully illustrated and retold for young stories are really, really, really old. Really. In fact, there are some clever people who think that they might be the oldest, ever, written-down stories in the history of Britain, ever (you know, the sort of people who wear brown jumpers and stroke their chins. The Mabinogion is a collection of Welsh stories preserved in manuscripts from the fourteenth century, but it's assumed that the stories are older than that, they have been translated into English since the eighteenth century and this collection is in that tradition.4/5().   This contains, besides poems, the prose romances known as Mabinogion. The Black Book of Caermarthen, preserved at Hengwrt, and considered not to be of later date than the twelfth century, is said to contain poems only. The Mabinogion, however, though thus early recorded in the Welsh tongue, are in their existing form by no means wholly Welsh. Those interested in Celtic mythology, historians of the Welsh nation and students of the Arthurian tradition will all, at one time or another, have found themselves directed to a collection of Middle Welsh prose known by the curious name of the Mabinogion (pronounced Mabin-OGion).

  In , a businesswoman and collector named Lady Charlotte Guest published her translation of the Welsh tales, often referred to as the Red Book of Hergest, under the Welsh title The Mabinogion. This title was the result of scribal error, from mabinogi, derived from the Welsh word mab meaning ‘son’ or ‘boy’. You can write a book review and share your experiences. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. The Mabinogion is the collective name now given to eleven medieval Welsh tales found mainly in two manuscripts, the White Book of Rhydderch (Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, MS Peniarth 4–5), dated c, and the Red Book of Hergest (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Jesus College ), dated between and c Even normally bored school boys found it fascinating. It was based on the Mabinogion, but as far as I can find out was refused publication as "too advanced for children". So, perhaps, my disappointment is unreasonable. Source books can be disappointing but that is only my opinion Reviews: