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Richard Llewellyn (1906–1983)

Forfatter af Grøn var min barndoms dal

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Grøn var min barndoms dal (1939) 2,233 eksemplarer
How Green Was My Valley [1941 film] (1941) — Original novel — 92 eksemplarer
Up, Into the Singing Mountain (1960) 90 eksemplarer
Green, Green My Valley Now (1975) 56 eksemplarer
None But the Lonely Heart (1943) 44 eksemplarer
Down Where the Moon is Small (1966) 32 eksemplarer
A Man in a Mirror (1961) 22 eksemplarer
A Few Flowers for Shiner (1950) 22 eksemplarer
The End of the Rug (1968) 20 eksemplarer
But We Didn't Get the Fox (1969) 11 eksemplarer
At Sunrise, the Rough Music (1976) 10 eksemplarer
Bride of Israel, My Love (1973) 10 eksemplarer
Mr. Hamish Gleave (1956) 9 eksemplarer
Chez Pavan (1959) 9 eksemplarer

Associated Works

How Green Was My Valley [musical] — Original novel — 4 eksemplarer
The Do-It-Yourself Bestseller: A Workbook (1982) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver4 eksemplarer
The Word Lives On: A Treasury of Spiritual Fiction (1951) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
How Green Was My Valley: The Screenplay (1990) — Original novel — 3 eksemplarer
How Green Was My Valley [DVD] [1975] — Original novel — 1 eksemplar

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I don't usually rate books that I haven't finished, but with Goodreads' new policy regarding reviews I've decided to change my own reviewing & rating policy. This is so that my average rating is a better reflection of my reading, because I don't bother finishing books that I dislike enough to rate lower than a 3 star. There are millions upon millions of books to experience, and life is too precious to waste it slogging through books I'm not enjoying.

I finished about half the book before abandoning. The characters were interesting, but the plot moved far too slowly. I struggled with the self-righteous, misogynistic, Victorian morality and attitudes. I understand it was the norm for the time period, but I really wanted to kick all the male characters in the teeth.… (mere)
Doodlebug34 | 52 andre anmeldelser | Jan 1, 2024 |
This novel is a coming-of-age story set in the Welsh coal mining region that blends sentimental nostalgia with gritty reality. The narrator is Huw Morgan, the 8th of 9 children and the youngest son in a family of coal miners. An accident in Huw's childhood makes him unable to walk for several years and during that time he develops a passion for reading that leads to him going on to higher levels of education than the rest of his family.

Through the novel Huw observes the conflicts between the miners and the companies that own the mines that leads to union organizing and strikes. Huw's father Gwilym and some of his brothers are opposed to activism while other brother are labor organizers. Over time the declining fortunes in the valley lead to Huw's siblings leaving Wales to try their luck elsewhere. Huw also observes the environmental degradation to the valley by the mining operations. The novel also deals with gossip and scandals in the valley such as affairs and unplanned pregnancy. While Gwilym supports Huw's education, his mother Beth is firmly against it, especially when Huw's teacher only speaks in English and discriminates against the Welsh.

There are apparently a whole series of books about Huw Morgan, but I think I've had my fill of Huw. The style of writing is too old-fashioned for my taste although I can see why it's considered a classic novel. I once watched the film adaptation of How Green Was My Valley as a teenager (mainly because I had a crush on Maureen O'Hara) but I don't remember it at all. I will have to rewatch the movie and see how faithful it is to the book.
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Othemts | 52 andre anmeldelser | Jan 18, 2023 |
I really enjoyed this one about a boy growing up in the Welsh coal fields. Good observations on life, death, sex (in a good way), etc.
kslade | 52 andre anmeldelser | Dec 8, 2022 |
So beautifully written, it almost makes you cry for the beauty described of a small part of the planet and what is lost when it's gone.
This is the story of a Welsh valley (part of the five valleys) and its inhabitants, that in the mid-1800s still had a small population in its village, but because of the colliery, grew in population, with other collieries opening. As all crapitalism does, its slaves were bent on corrupting the owners, making haters out of its workers, and taking from the Earth, destroying its beauty, and giving nothing back, all in adulation to the almighty dollar.… (mere)
burritapal | 52 andre anmeldelser | Oct 23, 2022 |



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