How Green Was My Valley is a 1939 novel by Richard Llewellyn, narrated by Huw, the main character, about his Welsh family and the mining community in which they live. The author had claimed that he based the book on his own personal experiences but this was found to be untrue after his death; Llewellyn was English-born and spent little time in Wales, though he was of Welsh descent. Llewellyn gathered material for the novel from conversations with local mining families in Gilfach Goch.

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  • How Green Was My Valley is a 1939 novel by Richard Llewellyn, narrated by Huw, the main character, about his Welsh family and the mining community in which they live. The author had claimed that he based the book on his own personal experiences but this was found to be untrue after his death; Llewellyn was English-born and spent little time in Wales, though he was of Welsh descent. Llewellyn gathered material for the novel from conversations with local mining families in Gilfach Goch. The title of the novel appears in two sentences. It is first used in Chapter Thirty, after the narrator has had his first sexual experience. He sits up to "... look down in the valley." He then reflects: "How green was my Valley that day, too, green and bright in the sun." The phrase is used again in the novel's last sentence: "How green was my Valley then, and the Valley of them that have gone." In the United States, Llewellyn won the National Book Award for favorite novel of 1940, voted by members of the American Booksellers Association. (en)
  • Com'era verde la mia valle (How Green Was My Valley) è un romanzo di Richard Llewellyn del 1939. (it)
  • How Green Was My Valley (Como era verde o meu vale (título no Brasil) ou O vale era verde (título em Portugal)) é um romance do escritor britânico Richard Llewellyn, originalmente publicado em 1939. Foi aclamado internacionalmente e, como a maioria dos livros do autor, a ação transcorre no País de Gales. O escritor dizia que a trama do livro era baseada no seu conhecimento da região de Gilfach Goch, o que acabou sendo comprovado como falso, uma vez que Llewellyn era nascido em Londres. O título do livro foi retirado de sua última frase: "How green was my valley then, and the valley of them that have gone". (pt)
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  • United Kingdom
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  • Up Into the Singing Mountain
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  • English
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  • Michael Joseph
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  • Com'era verde la mia valle (How Green Was My Valley) è un romanzo di Richard Llewellyn del 1939. (it)
  • How Green Was My Valley (Como era verde o meu vale (título no Brasil) ou O vale era verde (título em Portugal)) é um romance do escritor britânico Richard Llewellyn, originalmente publicado em 1939. Foi aclamado internacionalmente e, como a maioria dos livros do autor, a ação transcorre no País de Gales. O escritor dizia que a trama do livro era baseada no seu conhecimento da região de Gilfach Goch, o que acabou sendo comprovado como falso, uma vez que Llewellyn era nascido em Londres. O título do livro foi retirado de sua última frase: "How green was my valley then, and the valley of them that have gone". (pt)
  • How Green Was My Valley is a 1939 novel by Richard Llewellyn, narrated by Huw, the main character, about his Welsh family and the mining community in which they live. The author had claimed that he based the book on his own personal experiences but this was found to be untrue after his death; Llewellyn was English-born and spent little time in Wales, though he was of Welsh descent. Llewellyn gathered material for the novel from conversations with local mining families in Gilfach Goch. (en)
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  • How Green Was My Valley (en)
  • Com'era verde la mia valle (romanzo) (it)
  • Como Era Verde o Meu Vale (pt)
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