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The Sleeping Bard
 

The classic Welsh prose epic of life, death and Hell

Authored by Ellis Wynne
Translated with commentary by Robert Gwyneddon Davies
Prepared for publication by Rob Mimpriss

Three nightmare visions of the world, of death and of hell.

The anonymous poet is dragged from sleep by the fairies of Welsh myth, and rescued by an angel is taken to see the City of Destruction, whose citizens vie for the favour of Belial’s three beautiful daughters; to the realm of King Death, the rebellious vassal of Lucifer; and finally to Hell itself, where Lucifer debates with his demons which sin shall rule Great Britain.

First published in 1703, this classic of religious allegory and Welsh prose combines all the blunt urgency of John Bunyan with the vivid social satire of Dryden and Pope, and is published in the Robert Gwyneddon Davies translation of 1909.

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Publication Date:
2015-02-09
ISBN/EAN13:
1507504020 / 9781507504024
Page Count:
162
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5" x 8"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Literary




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