How Green Was My Valley

Llewellyn, Richard

Book - 2009
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
How Green Was My Valley
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The youngest son of a Welsh coal-mining family recalls the tender and tragic experiences of his youth, at the turn of the twentieth century, with his courageous and loving parents and brothers and sisters.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009
Edition: 1st Touchstone trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 0684825554
9780684825557
Branch Call Number: FICTION LLEWELLYN 2009
Characteristics: 500 p. ;,21 cm

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Narrator Huw Morgan tells the story of his Welsh coal mining family in this lyrically written classic novel.

The youngest son of a Welsh coal-mining family recalls the tender and tragic experiences of his youth, at the turn of the twentieth century, with his courageous and loving parents and brothers and sisters.


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Feb 08, 2015
  • becker rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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.

May 02, 2013
  • ser_library rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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

Dec 12, 2011
  • Bookwoman247 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Oct 02, 2010
  • Caitlin Micaela Guzzo rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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
  • Caitlin Micaela Guzzo rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Caitlin Micaela Guzzo thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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