An Gwyns i'n Helyk


THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS



“The Mole had been working very hard all the morning, spring-cleaning his little home. ”

“Yth esa an godh’or ow lavurya pòr gales oll an myttyn, ow clanhe y jy munys rag an gwaynten.”


The Wind in the Willows is a children's classic, whose main characters are four anthropomorphized animals: a water rat, a mole, a badger, and a toad. The novel is remarkable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality and camaraderie, and for the acute awareness shown in it of the differing social classes of Edwardian England. The author, Kenneth Grahame, stayed in the Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth, for a period in 1907 and it was there that he began to write his novel in the form of letters to his son, Alistair. Some of the characteristics of Toad in the novel may have been based on Alistair himself, whose troubled life ended before his twentieth birthday. Most of all, however, The Wind in the Willows evokes the natural environment of the Thames Valley at the beginning of the last century, and it has been a favourite of children since it was first published in 1908

Yth yw An Gwyns i'n Helyk classyk a lien an flehes. Yma peswar chif-caracter i'n lyver: logosen dowr, godh'or, brogh, ha cronak, hag ymowns y oll ow côwsel hag owth omdhon kepar ha mebyon tus. Dhe nôtya kefrës yw kebmys a gefyr i'n novel a gevrînieth, a aventur, a voralyta hag a felshyp inter an bestas aga honen. Sherp inwedh yw an aswonvos i'n lyver a'n dyvers dosbarthow socyal a Bow an Sowson in termyn Edward VII. An auctour, Kenneth Grahame, o ôstyas in Ostel Greenbank, Arwednek, rag termyn i'n vledhen 1907, hag ev a dhalathas screfa y novel brâs i'n tyller-na i'n form a lytherow dh'y vab, Alistair. Yth hevel bos radn a natur an Cronak i'n lyver growndys wàr Alistair Grahame y honen, a wrug y vêwnans troblys gorfedna kyns ès y ugansves pedn bloodh. Dres pùptra aral, bytegyns, yma An Gwyns i'n Helyk ow ry dhyn pyctour a bow natùral Nans Dowr Tamys moy ès cans bledhen alebma. An novel re beu meurgerys gans flehes dhia bàn veu dyllys rag an kensa prës i'n vledhen 1908.


Published by Evertype 2013


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