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Thomas, Gwyn 1913-1981

Overview
Works: 84 works in 254 publications in 8 languages and 3,834 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR6039.H59, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gwyn Thomas
Presenting Saunders Lewis by Saunders Lewis( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1983 in English and Welsh and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected short stories by Gwyn Thomas( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Welsh eye by Gwyn Thomas( Book )

17 editions published between 1964 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of the author's experiences among his countrymen in Wales, describing people, practices and provincialisms
Leaves in the wind by Gwyn Thomas( Book )

8 editions published between 1949 and 1968 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dark philosophers by Gwyn Thomas( Book )

15 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sex, murder and devastating black humour mark these three novellas from the 1940s. In Oscar, the narrator of death and exploitation fails to fend off the evil that envelops him. In Simeon, the abuse of sexual and family power ends with violent death, and in The Dark Philosophers itself, the grimly humorous philosophers gather in an Italian cafe in the Terraces to tell the dark tale of revenge that they engineer."--Jacket
Ellis Wynne by Gwyn Thomas( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All things betray thee by Gwyn Thomas( Book )

16 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three plays by Gwyn Thomas( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meadow Prospect revisited by Gwyn Thomas( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These lively, fascinating stories by Gwyn Thomas are set in 'Meadow Prospect' - a typical South Wales valleys town during the 20's and 30's. An otherwise bleak scenario of mass unemployment, poverty, ill-health, and rough prospects, is transformed by Thomas into these compassionate and often hilarious tales full of the energy, humour and resilience of the Welsh 'Voters' coping with hard times. In stories like 'The Face Of Our Jokes', Thomas records some of the hazards of life in 'Meadow Prospect'. Walls were thin and life was loud. There were no secrets. Anybody found minding his own business was denounced as a freak or watched by the police. One of the reasons for the birth of our great choral tradition was that the people in the ten houses to either side of you could hear exactly what you were saying, and having a group of people singing around you was the only way of ensuring a private conversation
The world cannot hear you; a comedy of ancient desires by Gwyn Thomas( Book )

9 editions published between 1951 and 1968 in English and Hungarian and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The alone to the alone by Gwyn Thomas( Book )

11 editions published between 1947 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Alone to the Alone' was first published in 1947. It came, Gwyn Thomas recalled, as the "last gasp of the first violent mood" of creation with which he had written his early masterpieces 'Oscar' and 'The Dark Philosophers'. 'The Alone to the Alone' unites Gwyn Thomas' lyrical and philosophical flights of narrative in a satire whose savagery is only relieved by irrepressible laughter. It is Gwyn Thomas' most shaped work: the underlying meaning of South Wales' history is not so much documented as laid bare for universal dissection and dissemination. The novel, with its distinctive plural n
A wolf at dusk, a novel by Gwyn Thomas( Book )

2 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satirical novel about Don Juan, the dashing lover and swordsman whose escapades were ended by the Inquisition
Sorrow for thy sons by Gwyn Thomas( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The keep by Gwyn Thomas( Book )

8 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in 3 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lust lobby: stories by Gwyn Thomas( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A point of order : a novel by Gwyn Thomas( Book )

4 editions published between 1956 and 1965 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Venus and the voters by Gwyn Thomas( Book )

2 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sky of our lives: three novellas by Gwyn Thomas( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thinker and the thrush by Gwyn Thomas( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The love man, novel by Gwyn Thomas( Book )

3 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Selected short stories
Alternative Names
Gwyn Thomas (nofelydd)

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The dark philosophersThree playsThe alone to the aloneThe thinker and the thrushLaughter from the dark : a life of Gwyn ThomasA Welsh pagliacci