|Plot Summary of The Mabinogion|
Translated and edited by Gwyn Jones and Thomas Jones
Everyman, Feb 2001, 17.00, 259 pp.
To be honest, this reviewer who studied classic literature in several college classes never heard of this Welsh anthology collected during the fourteenth century. The book contains eleven tales translated into English short stories that link Welsh myths and medieval life in Wales with a world of fantasy. Fans of King Arthur (who appears in several tales) or Beowulf will fully enjoy the tales that divide into three sections with each one very colorful while providing the life of a bygone era by bards of a later but also bygone period. Different, but quite good for readers who enjoy Celtic legends. THE MABINOGION will definitely entertain this select audience.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of The Mabinogion|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Coming of age
- great warrior
- destined love (dream or prediction)
Mental/magical powers focus
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- champion of justice
- general past
- during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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