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Owen Glendower: Historical Novel, A
John Cowper Powys
ISBN: 9780715635544 (0715635549)Dyddiad Cyhoeddi Ionawr 2007
Cyhoeddwr: Gerald Duckworth & Co., Efrog Newydd
Fformat: Clawr Meddal, 201x136 mm, 777 tudalen Iaith: Saesneg Allan o brint Ein Pris: £14.99   
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Argraffiad newydd o nofel hanesyddol arwrol a chyfriniol hynod ddychmygus am wrthryfel Owain Glyndŵr (Glyn dŵr) gan y llenor enwog John Cowper Powys (1872-1963). Cyhoeddwyd gyntaf yn 1940.

A new edition of a highly imaginative epic historical novel of heroism and mystique about the revolt of Owain Glyndŵr (Glyn dŵr) by the renowned writer John Cowper Powys (1872-1963). First published in 1940.
Someone once remarked that the serious reading public in the English-speaking world could be divided into two categories: those who had read the works of John Cowper Powys and those timorous souls who have not. He has, after all, worn the mantle of an obscurantist at times and makes few concessions to simplicity.

As a reader coming upon him for the first time, I was apprehensive. There is the sheer size of the book to begin with, eight hundred pages of detailed writing about medieval Wales with a Tolstoyan range of characters. But I stuck at it and eventually found myself enjoying the novel, partly, perhaps, because I know so many of the places depicted.

It begins in 1400 and Wales is on the brink of revolt. At a fair in the Dee valley a motley gang has gathered: peasants, bards, prophets, soldiers and heretics. A rebel priest and his woman friend have been condemned to burn at the stake. But an unlikely figure is determined to carry out his own rescue operation. This is the Oxford scholar Rhisiart whose subsequent fate will be bound up with that of Glendower (or Glyndŵr), the last Prince of Wales.

Any further attempt to convey the plot would probably confuse the reader. The novel is described on the back cover, by Jan Morris, as among ‘the most fascinating of all historical novels’. I now realise that it probably is.

Dewi Roberts

It is possible to use this review for promotional purposes, but the following acknowledgment should be included: A review from www.gwales.com, with the permission of the Welsh Books Council.

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