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Gwyn Jones (1907 ... 1999) was a Welsh novelist and story writer, and a scholar and translator of Nordic literature and history.

Jones was a native of New Tredegar, Monmouthshire. His translations include Four Icelandic Sagas (1935), The Vatndalers' Saga (1944), The Mabinogion (1948), Egil's Saga (1960), Eirik the Red and Other Icelandic Sagas (1961) and The Norse Atlantic Saga (1964). He also wrote A History of the Vikings (1968) and Kings, Beasts and Heroes (1972). In honor of his scholarship, Jones received the Commander's Cross of the Order of the Falcon from the President of Iceland in 1963.

In addition to his translations, he was an author in the Anglo-Welsh tradition. His novels and story collections include Richard Savage (1935), Times Like These (1936), The Nine Days' Wonder (1937) and Garland of Hays (1938), The Buttercup Field (1945), The Flowers beneath the Scythe (1952), Shepherd's Hey (1953) and The Walk Home (1962).

Jones also founded The Welsh Review in 1939, which he edited until 1948; this journal was important for raising discussion of Welsh issues and for attracting submissions from such authors as T. S. Eliot and J. R. R. Tolkien. He continued to support Welsh literature by chairing both the Welsh Committee of the Arts Council of Great Britain and the first editorial board of The Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales. He also published three sets of lectures on Anglo-Welsh literature: The First Forty Years (1957), Being and Belonging (1977), and Babel and the Dragon's Tongue (1981).

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Total Books: 43
Stories From Wales Oxford Children's Myths and Legends
2010 - Stories From Wales Oxford Children's Myths and Legends (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780192728586
ISBN-10: 019272858X
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction

The Mabinogion
2007 - The Mabinogion (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781408633755
ISBN-10: 1408633752
Genre: Literature & Fiction

A History of the Vikings
2001 - A History of the VIkings (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780192801340
ISBN-10: 0192801341
Genre: History
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.

Collected Stories of Gwyn Jones
1999 - Collected Stories of Gwyn Jones (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780708314203
ISBN-10: 0708314201
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Gwyn Jones Collected Stories
1997 - Gwyn Jones Collected Stories (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780708314579
ISBN-10: 0708314570

Around Ruislip
1996 - Around Ruislip [Archive Photograph Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780752406886
ISBN-10: 0752406884

Scandinavian Legends and Folk-Tales
1992 - Scandinavian Legends and Folk-tales [Oxford Myths and Legends] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780192741509
ISBN-10: 0192741500
Genre: Children's Books

Background to Dylan Thomas and Other Explorations
1992 - Background to Dylan Thomas and Other Explorations (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780198112839
ISBN-10: 0198112831
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Norse Atlantic Saga Being the Norse Voyages of Discovery and Settlement to Iceland Greenland and North America
Eirik The Red and Other Icelandic Sagas
1981 - Eirik the Red and Other Icelandic Sagas [The World's Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780192815286
ISBN-10: 0192815288
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

Scandinavian Legends and Folk Tales
1979 - Scandinavian Legends and Folk Tales (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780192741240
ISBN-10: 0192741241

Oxford Book of Welsh Verse in English
1977 - Oxford Book of Welsh Verse in English (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780192118585
ISBN-10: 0192118587
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference, Nonfiction

Selected Short Stories
1974 - Selected Short Stories [Oxford Paperbacks] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780192811622
ISBN-10: 0192811622

Rural Life
1973 - Rural Life [Aspects of Modern Society] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780582480063
ISBN-10: 058248006X

Classic Welsh Short Stories
1970 - Classic Welsh Short Stories [Oxford Paperbacks] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780192829405
ISBN-10: 0192829408
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Kings Beasts and Heroes
Kings Beasts and Heroes (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780192151810
ISBN-10: 0192151819
Genre: Literature & Fiction

First Forty Years [W.D.Thomas Memorial Lecture] (Hardcover)
Legendary History of Olaf Tryggvason
Legendary History of Olaf Tryggvason [W.P.Ker Lecture] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780852610428
ISBN-10: 0852610424

Babel and the dragon's tongue The eighth Gwilym James Memorial Lecture of the University of Southampton  delivered at the University on Thursday 19th
Y nofel a chymdeithas  The novel and society
Y Nofel a Chymdeithas the Novel and Society [Ben Bowen Thomas lecture] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780901833990
ISBN-10: 0901833991

Emynwyr Dyffryn Conwy
Emynwyr Dyffryn Conwy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780904852554
ISBN-10: 0904852555