Monday, December 14, 2009

How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn, reviewed by Medha Meenal

How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn

Reviewed by
Name: Medha Meenal (13 years)
School: Convent of Jesus and Mary, New Delhi

Richard Llewellyn, a die-hard Welsh nationalist, published this enchanting novel in 1940 and a movie of the same name was also made. It won six Academy awards.
The novel is about Huw Morgan's Welsh miner family living in the rural country side.Huw Morgan, The protagonist, is the youngest son of the Morgans. This narrative describes the impact of industrialisation on thousands of people represented through the Morgan family.The divergent views of the members of the same fanmily, the socio-economic condition, the conflicts between Workers' union and the owners and the replacement of man by machines; it's all very beautifully described and shown through hte eyes of a child.It is about a profession which slowly destroys the whole family.
How Green Was My Valley has an everlasting impact on you. Written in a subtle yet beautiful way, it compels you to think. A wonderful saga about love, compassion, family bonds and everlasting relationships.
Follow Huw Morgan through his childhood years and tour his small Welsh village in this eternal novel, which remains and warms the heart forever.

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