- Series: Dover Thrift Editions
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Dover Publications; New edition edition (April 24, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0486295419
- ISBN-13: 978-0486295411
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 55 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #126,269 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Mabinogion (Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback – April 24, 1997
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It chronicles various tales from Wales, going back to ancient legends about heroes and gods, and then forward in time to recognizable elements such as King Arthur. Since this is a Dover thrift book (one of the pricier ones, since it's longer) the quality is so-so; the cover artwork is better than most of the thrift books, and the paper is only a little better than newpaper-quality.
In terms of readability, however, Guest's Mabinogion does not win any prizes. The translated sentences really could use a little tweaking, and often dialogue between several people is crammed together into one long paragraph. This is not only distracting, but hard to read.
Overall, it is fairly nice but needs an editor to tweak it in places. Fans of fantasy as well as mythology may want to check this out, especially if they are fans of the Prydain or Lost Years of Merlin series. For more readable Celtic myths, try Ella Young's "Celtic Wonder Tales."