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Gwerryans an Planettys
The War of the Worlds in Cornish

War of the Worlds

By H. G. Wells, translated into Cornish by Nicholas Williams

First edition, 2013. Illustrations by Mathew Staunton. Cathair na Mart: Evertype. ISBN 978-1-78201-024-1 (paperback), price: €13.95, £11.95, $16.95.

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“Ny vynsa den vëth cresy in bledhydnyow dewetha an nawnjegves cansvledhen, y fedha an bës-ma whythrys yn sherp hag yn clos gans skentolethow brâssa ages skentolethow mebyon tus, saw mar vortal avellans aga honen… Saw dres an aswy vrâs a spâs, yth esa furneth o mar bell dhyworth agan furneth ny dell usy agan brës ny dhyworth brës an bestas mortal, furneth yeyn ha dybyta, ow meras orth an bës-ma dre lagasow envies, hag yn lent hag yn sur creaturs an furneth-na a borposyas aga thowlow wàr agan pydn.”   “No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own… Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us.”
Y feu Gwerryans an Planettys dyllys in Sowsnek rag an kensa prës i’n vledhen 1898. An lyver a yll bos consydrys an kensa whedhel adro dhe “woreskydnans dre vës-estrenyon”, ha’y awedhyans wàr fuglien sciensek yw brâs dres ehen. An lyver re beu desedhys dhe’n radyo, dhe'n waryva ha dhe’n gwaya-mir, hag inspîrya hag awedhya a wrug lies ensampel a fuglien sciensek, in aga mesk jornals skethednek ha novelys grafek. Pàn vo va settys ryb Jyn an Termyn, An Den Dywel, hag Enys Doctour Moreau, yth hevel Gwerryans an Planettys moy kerys gans an bobel ès ken lyver vëth a screfas H. G. Wells. Hèm yw an kensa prës may feu an novel-ma dyllys in Kernowek.

  First published in 1898, The War of the Worlds is considered to be the first “alien invasion” tales, and has been one of the most influential science fiction novels ever written. It has been adapted for radio, stage, and screen, and has inspired and influenced many works of fiction, including comics and graphic novels. Alongside The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The Island of Dr Moreau, Wells’ The War of the Worlds stands out as perhaps his most popular work. This is the first time that this story has been published in Cornish.
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