WorldCat Identities

Jones, Gwyn 1907-1999

Works: 191 works in 918 publications in 10 languages and 16,787 library holdings
Genres: Romances  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Arthurian romances  Sagas  Poetry  Festschriften  Fiction  Fairy tales  Legends  History 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Arranger, Adapter, Compiler, Contributor, Creator, tra
Classifications: DL31, 914.8032
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gwyn Jones
A history of the Vikings by Gwyn Jones( Book )

104 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 3,604 WorldCat member 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 )

52 editions published between 1964 and 1986 in English and held by 1,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes translations, by the author, of the more important early documents
The Mabinogion by Charlotte Guest( Book )

84 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,756 WorldCat member 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 )

42 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member 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 )

12 editions published between 1977 and 1983 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member 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 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scandinavian legends and folk-tales by Gwyn Jones( Book )

38 editions published between 1956 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-four tales from the folklore of Denmark, Norway, Iceland, and Finland
Welsh legends and folk-tales by Gwyn Jones( Book )

41 editions published between 1955 and 1990 in English and Slovenian and held by 549 WorldCat member 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 )

14 editions published between 1960 and 1975 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Egil's Saga ... is an Icelandic saga (family saga) on the lives of the clan of Egill Skallagrímsson ... an Icelandic farmer, viking and skald. The saga spans the years c. 850-1000 and traces the family history from Egil's grandfather to his offspring."--Wikipedia
The Vatnsdalers' saga by Gwyn Jones( Book )

10 editions published between 1944 and 1973 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Background to Dylan Thomas, and other explorations by Gwyn Jones( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member 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
Selected short stories by Gwyn Jones( Book )

9 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthurian chronicles by Wace( Book )

17 editions published between 1912 and 1996 in English and English, Middle and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is an editions and translation of the first extant vernacular 'history' of Britain, by the Norman-French cleric Wace. His verse chronicle was in turn a translation, from the Latin prose of Geoffrey of Monmouth's History of the Kings of Britain (c. 1138). It traces British history, part factual, part fictional, stretching from Brutus., the eponymous founder of the nation, up to seventh century, when Anglo-Saxon invaders took control of the island. Some well-known stories appear here for the first time, such as that of King Lear and the earliest full-blown 'biography' of King Arthur. The Normans were keen to discover, and where they could not discover, invent, the history of the land they had conquered. Geoffrey's work filled that need, and Wace continued the process by making such history still more accessible and memorable, putting it into French verse and presenting it to Eleanor of Aquitaine, the cultivated wife of his king, in 1155. This volume provides the French text en face, revised from Ivor Arnold's 1938 edition and restoring many readings from his base manuscripts. It includes a full introduction by the translator." -- Publisher's description
Four Icelandic sagas by Gwyn Jones( Book )

11 editions published between 1935 and 1975 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member 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 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garland of bays by Gwyn Jones( Book )

6 editions published in 1938 in English and Undetermined and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic Welsh short stories( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member 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 157 WorldCat member 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 )

11 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Savage by Gwyn Jones( Book )

6 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A history of the Vikings
The MabinogionEirik the Red : and other Icelandic sagasThe Oxford book of Welsh verse in EnglishWelsh legends and folk-talesArthurian chroniclesClassic Welsh short stories
Alternative Names
Gwyn Jones britischer Schriftsteller

Gwyn Jones British writer

Gwyn Jones écrivain britannique

Gwyn Jones escriptor britànic

Gwyn Jones escritor británico

Gwyn Jones shkrimtar britanik

Gwyn Jones storico gallese

Gwyn Jones taalkundige uit Wales (1907-1999)

Gwyn Jones velšský spisovatel

Jones, Gwyn, 1907-

Гвин Джонс валлийский писатель и литературовед

Джонс Гвин

Джонс, Гвин 1907-

جوين جونز، 1907-1999

جوين جونز كاتب بريطاني

ジョーンズ, グウィン