How Green Was My Valley

How Green Was My Valley

Book - 1997
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How Green Was My Valley is Richard Llewellyn's bestselling -- and timeless -- classic and the basis of a beloved film. As Huw Morgan is about to leave home forever, he reminisces about the golden days of his youth when South Wales still prospered, when coal dust had not yet blackened the valley. Drawn simply and lovingly, with a crisp Welsh humor, Llewellyn's characters fight, love, laugh and cry, creating an indelible portrait of a people.
Publisher: New York : Scribner Paperback Fiction, 1997
Edition: 1st Scribner Paperback Fiction ed
ISBN: 9780684825557
0684825554
Branch Call Number: F LLE

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becker
Feb 08, 2015

The writing in this book was absolutely lovely and lyrical. The skill of the writing and the gorgeous use of language was a pleasure to read. Beautiful quotes by the dozens. My only complaint is that it is a slow moving book and there were a few times that it started to drag but it never lasted very long and I was pulled back into the story again. A must read for anyone who appreciates the beauty of language.

ser_library May 02, 2013

poetic language, it would be wonderful to hear read aloud by someone with a welsh accent

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Bookwoman247
Dec 12, 2011

This is the story of a Welsh coal-mining family at about the turn of the Twentieth Century as narrated by the youngest son, Huw Morgan.

I felt a great sympathy for Huw and his entire family, in spite of the males' proclivity for fighting - settling scores with their fists.

The story was beautiful and poignant. The author's gift of storytelling is obvious. This was a wonderful book altogether.

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cootloon
Sep 28, 2010

An excellent book, incredibly eloquent and evokes much imagery and emotion from the reader. The plot itself is not the most creative or riveting, but the quality of the writing makes up for it tenfold. The astounding articulacy leaves a lasting impression, conveying so much of what other novels fail to. Beautiful, beautiful book. I highly recommend purchasing it, but at the very least, read it.

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Oct 02, 2010

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