Walton, Evangeline

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Born Evangeline Ensley in 1907 in Indianapolis, Indiana, she published the first volume of her "Mabinogion" trilogy based on the book of Welsh legends, "The Virgin and the Swine," in 1936. It was published in 1970 as "The Island of the Mighty" and was followed by "The Children of Llyr," "The Song of Rhiannon," and "The Prince of Annwn." Known as a fantasy writer with a large following in America and Europe, Ensley also published "Witch House" (1945), "The Cross and the Sword" (1956), and "Son of Darkness" (1957). She moved to Tucson in 1940.

From the description of Papers of Evangeline Walton, 1936-1984. (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 53964694

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referencedIn Argus Book Shop correspondence, 1857-1955, 1930-1944 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Walton, Evangeline. Papers of Evangeline Walton, 1936-1984. University of Arizona Libraries
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correspondedWith Powys, John Cowper, 1872-1963 person
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Authors, American
Women authors
Fantasy fiction, American
Mythology, Welsh


Birth 1907-11-24

Death 1996-03-11




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