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The Misfortunes of Elphin

by Thomas Love Peacock

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A curious novel, one with a non-magical Arthurian setting. Written in 1829, it's not much fun for moderns. I do like Peacock's "Warsong of Dinas Var" which is in the novel. It should be sung to "The British Grenadiers". ( )
  DinadansFriend | Feb 16, 2014 |
The Misfortunes of Elphin is pretty light reading, with an ironic tone and a lot of -- to my mind, anyway -- indifferent verse. It's mostly interesting to me because it involves Taliesin and Gwyddno Garanhir, who I am most aware of from The Dark is Rising, and who I hadn't encountered in any other Arthurian texts (to my remembrance).

The character of Seithenyn and all his dialogue is fantastic, and it kind of made the whole thing: he's the main thing that distinguishes the story. ( )
  shanaqui | Apr 9, 2013 |
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