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Evangeline Walton (1907–1996)

Forfatter af Mabinogion Tetralogy

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Omfatter også følgende navne: WALTON EVANGELI, Evangeline Walton

Image credit: From WikipediaThis is a family photograph taken of Evangeline Ensley in the 1930s. As the literary representative of Walton's literary estate and a cousin, I scanned it for use in Walton's wikipedia entry and for Creative Commons CC-BY-SA use.


Værker af Evangeline Walton

Mabinogion Tetralogy (1977) 571 eksemplarer
Prince of Annwn (1974) 538 eksemplarer
The Children of Llyr (1971) 491 eksemplarer
The Song of Rhiannon (1972) 425 eksemplarer
Witch House (1945) 96 eksemplarer
The Sword Is Forged (1983) 81 eksemplarer
She Walks in Darkness (2013) 70 eksemplarer
The Cross and the Sword (1956) 26 eksemplarer
Above Ker-Is and Other Stories (2012) 16 eksemplarer
Above Ker-is (1978) 2 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Elsewhere: Tales of Fantasy (1982) — Bidragyder — 143 eksemplarer
Elsewhere, Vol. II (1982) — Bidragyder — 104 eksemplarer
The Fantastic Imagination II (1978) — Bidragyder — 94 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 5 (1980) — Bidragyder — 84 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 23 (2012) — Bidragyder — 75 eksemplarer
The Phoenix Tree: An Anthology of Myth Fantasy (1980) — Bidragyder — 72 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 24 (2013) — Bidragyder — 62 eksemplarer
Weird Tales, No. 3 (1981) — Bidragyder — 39 eksemplarer
Visions and Imaginations: Classic Fantasy Fiction (2005) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Das Hobbit-Buch (1988) — Forfatter — 7 eksemplarer
Woman of the Elfmounds (1979) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver4 eksemplarer
Horror Gems, Vol. Three: August Derleth and others (2012) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer

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Juridisk navn
Ensley, Evangeline Wilna
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Tucson, Arizona, USA
fantasy novel author
short story writer
Furnas, C.C. (cousin)
Furness, Clifton Joseph (cousin)
Kort biografi
Evangeline Walton was the pseudonym of Evangeline Wilna Ensley, who was born to a Quaker family in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was educated privately or taught at home due to illness. In 1924, her parents separated and divorced, and she lived with her mother and her grandmother. She read widely and later cited authors such as L. Frank Baum, James Stephens, Lord Dunsany and Algernon Blackwood as influences on her own work. She also had a passion for opera throughout her life. She published her first book, The Virgin and the Swine, in 1936. It was re-issued as The Island of the Mighty in 1970. Her best known works, the four novels retelling the Welsh Mabinogion saga, were written during the late 1930s and early 1940s, and her Theseus trilogy was written during the late 1940s. After she became a successful author in 1970, she reworked many of her manuscripts for publication over the next 20 years. She also published several short stories, the best-known of which are "Above Ker-Is” (1980), “The Judgement of St. Yves” (1981) and “The Mistress of Kaer-Mor” (1980). She also wrote seven unpublished novels, several more volumes of unpublished short stories, poems. and a verse play.



Evangeline Walton i The Weird Tradition (juni 2014)


Can't recommend as it is very downbeat. If you know Greek mythology you know it won't end well, but there is even greater emphasis on how men are downtreading women than in her Mabinogion books, and in this one the women are buying into it, even the Amazons [spoiler]self destructing by the end[/spoiler]. It is the first in her Theseus trilogy. The others were never published and I wouldn't read them if they were!
kitsune_reader | Nov 23, 2023 |
Mm. Interesting gothic-style horror, although not as effective as one would have hoped.
Jon_Hansen | 1 anden anmeldelse | Aug 27, 2023 |
Of the entire Four Branches that Evangeline Walton has re-told, this comes in second behind [Prince of Annwyn]. It is longer than the others in this series and deals with the machinations of Gwydion, Prince of Gwynedd, and his sister, Arianrhod, in the waning days of the reign of Math ap Mathonwy.

Many of the familiar bits of "The Mabinogion" are found here. They could almost be a series of fairy tales were it not for the continuum of characters. These stories include the attempt by Arianrhod to become the footholder to Math; how Gwydion took pigs from the hero Pryderi that had been a gift from the Realm of Annwn; and the son of Arianrhod, raised by Gwydion, called Lleu Llaw Gyffes and his raising.

Once again we have a group of deities who still succumb to the human passions of love and learning and revenge. And the human-ness of the characters, their scheming and their deceit, was still a turn-off for me. Yes, it does show that some attributes transcend the centuries, and it was written down so that the tales could be preserved, but I prefer a bit more compassion and wisdom when reading about the deeds of deities.
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threadnsong | 3 andre anmeldelser | Aug 6, 2023 |
Still a good read but a lot more convoluted than the first branch, and consequently a lot harder to concentrate on. And a lot more speculation by the author here - logical and correct I suspect, but it leads off in too many directions at once. Still worth the read, but it'll be a bit before I finish the series.
dhaxton | 6 andre anmeldelser | Aug 2, 2023 |



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