Jane Williams (Ysgafell)

Awdur(on): Gwyneth Tyson Roberts

Iaith: Saesneg

Dosbarthiad(au): Diddordeb Cymru

Cyfres: Writers of Wales

  • Mawrth 2020 · 176tudalen · 216x138mm

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‘This elegantly written study is as engrossing as it is revealing of the life and impressive work of a sadly neglected woman writer of some importance in Welsh cultural history. Williams excelled as a redoubtable polemicist, a sophisticated biographer, a pioneering historian and a cunning ghost writer of Betsi Cadwaladr’s colourful memoirs.’
-Professor M. Wynn Thomas, Swansea University

‘Ysgafell has at last been granted what she deserves in this finely detailed and highly readable critical biography, which rescues from oblivion an accomplished and versatile writer, and rediscovers for a new generation of readers a markedly intelligent and unconventional Welsh Victorian.’
-Emerita Professor Jane Aaron, University of South Wales

'This latest volume in the ‘Writers in Wales’ series gives us a brisk and readable account of Williams’ life but also pauses long enough to set her work in context, considering influences and opportunities while also highlighting some of her failings.'
- Review by Jon Gower, Nation.Cymru https://nation.cymru/culture/review-jane-williams-ysgafell-is-a-brisk-and-readable-account-of-an-unconventional-welsh-victorian/

‘Mae’r bywgraffiad darllenadwy hwn yn waith ysgolheigaidd sydd yn hawlio’i le ar silff lyfrau unrhyw un â diddordeb yn hanes Cymru’r 19g neu hanes marched, hyd at heddiw.’
– Gruffydd Penrhyn Jones, O’r Pedwar Gwynt Haf 2020


Chapter 1 – Becoming a Writer
Chapter 2 – Responses to the Blue Books
Chapter 3 – Varieties of Life Writing
Chapter 4 – Decisions and Directions
Chapter 5 -The Writing of History
Appendix 1
Appendix 2

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Gwyneth Tyson Roberts

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