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Enoc Huws

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  15 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Mae'r nofel hon yn rhoi hanes un Enoc Huws, a ddygwyd i fyny fel plentyn amddifad ond sydd, trwy waith caled, gonestrwydd a charedicrwydd, yn dod yn fasnachwr llwyddiannus. Mewn gwrthgyferbyniad, y prif gymeraid arall yw Capten Trefor, twyllwr di-egwyddor sydd yn ymddangos wedi ennill cyfoeth mawr yn y diwydiant mwyngloddio plwm, ac sydd yn denu eraill i 'fuddsoddi' yn ei ...more
Hardcover, 348 pages
Published 1891 by Hughes & Son
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David Grieve
Feb 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book is an absolute gem. Daniel Owen is known as the father of the Welsh language novel and from reading this it is easy to see why. It is a classic piece of Victorian fiction, first published in 1891, that really captures the sense of time and place of north east Wales.

I read it in a translation by Les Barker as my Welsh is not up to reading the original. I get the feeling that he has really captured the spirit of the original. It is a simple story embellished by wonderful characters and a
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Stori gwych ac weithiau'n ddigrif gyda chymeriadau cofiadwy. Ar y naill law mae'n werth darllen hefyd er mwyn dysgu mwy am gymdeithas, crefydd a diwylliant Cymru yn ystod y 19ed ganrif, ac yn enwedig cyflwr economaidd a chymdeithasol merched. ...more
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Owen was born in Mold, Flintshire, into a working class family, his father, Robert Owen, being a coalminer. His father and two brothers, James and Robert, were killed on 10 May 1837 in a mining accident when the Argoed mine became flooded. The loss impacted heavily on the family who remained in poverty. Owen received no formal education, but he acknowledged his debt to his Sunday school.

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