The Battle to the Weak

The Battle to the Weak

Hilda Vaughan / Feb 29, 2020

The Battle to the Weak A forgotten Welsh novel first published in this love story is also a portrait of class conflict and the plight of rural women The plot turns on young Rhys Lloyd s interest in the ideas of Socia

  • Title: The Battle to the Weak
  • Author: Hilda Vaughan
  • ISBN: 9781906998257
  • Page: 170
  • Format: Paperback
  • A forgotten Welsh novel, first published in 1925, this love story is also a portrait of class conflict and the plight of rural women The plot turns on young Rhys Lloyd s interest in the ideas of Social Darwinism and the League of Nations, which make him a dangerous figure in his village To complicate his life further, Rhys is the son of a Welsh speaking Nonconformist butA forgotten Welsh novel, first published in 1925, this love story is also a portrait of class conflict and the plight of rural women The plot turns on young Rhys Lloyd s interest in the ideas of Social Darwinism and the League of Nations, which make him a dangerous figure in his village To complicate his life further, Rhys is the son of a Welsh speaking Nonconformist but he is falling in love with the church going Esther The couple suffers from the disapproval of their neighbors, until over time the stoic and determined Esther calmly transcends the casual brutality of her agricultural upbringing, improves the lot of the other villagers, and finds new strength and organic spirituality.

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    About "Hilda Vaughan"

      • Hilda Vaughan

        Hilda Vaughan was a Welsh novelist writing in English She was a descendant of Henry Vaughan and was married to novelist Charles Morgan.


    255 Comments

    1. The most accomplished work I have read so far in the Library of Wales series. It's staggering to consider that this is Vaughan's first novel. She has such a grasp of place and people that she can render a scene with absolute perfection, and have believable persons inhabit it. In the seaside town of Aberdusal, Esther Bevan engages in a young romance with Rhys Lloyd whilst holidaying with her Aunt Polly. Unbeknownst to the pair, the families to which they belong back in rural Radnorshire have been [...]


    2. Another stunning novel from Hilda Vaughan. Chapel clashes with church and old family feuds keep lovers apart. A beautifully written book, deeply rooted in Wales - yet it's not a romantic Wales - life is harsh in the hills, and drink, violence, pettiness and spite riddle small communities. I can't wait to read another Vaughan novel.


    3. Oh well, after all that misery and suffering, finally a reasonably happy ending for Esther and for her cousin Megan (and for Rhys too, I suppose)


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