Gwyn Jones


Born
in The United Kingdom
May 24, 1907

Died
December 06, 1999


Professor of English from 1940, writer, translator and academic. Chairman of the Welsh Arts Council, CBE, holder of the Knight's Cross of the Order of the Falcon (1963) and the Commander's Cross (1987) of Iceland.

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A History of the Vikings

3.89 avg rating — 853 ratings — published 1968 — 17 editions
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The Norse Atlantic Saga: Be...

3.92 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 1986 — 5 editions
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Scandinavian Legends & Folk...

3.73 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 1956 — 6 editions
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Welsh Legends And Folk Tales

3.67 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 1990 — 3 editions
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Stories From Wales: Oxford ...

4.14 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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Classic Welsh Short Stories

4.09 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1970 — 2 editions
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The Vatnsdalers' Saga

3.90 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1973
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The Oxford Book Of Welsh Ve...

3.90 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1977 — 2 editions
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Kings Beasts Heroes

4.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1972
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Selected Short Stories Opb323

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1974
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“Even in terms of fiction, nothing in their lives became them like the leaving of it. King Fjolnir rose in the night to make water, fell into a vat of mead and drowned instead; Sveigdir ran after a dwarf when drunk and vanished into a boulder; Vanlandi was trampled to death by a nightmare; Domaldi was sacrificed for good seasons; Dag was struck on the head with a pitchfork when seeking revenge for his sparrow; and so on down to the fifth century.”
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