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PENGUIN TRANSLATORS



INDEX to TRANSLATORS    A-G    H-O    P-Z   



THIS PAGE - Translators A - G

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Translators are very much a hidden group of people. We think of the title of the book and the author, we may remember the image of the front cover, but the person who has transformed the novel, poem or non-fiction book from another language into English and made it a delight to read is often overlooked.

Probably the exception to this was the 'Classics Series' which brought new translations of the major Classics. The first was 'L1', Homer's Odyssey, translated by E.V. Rieu, who was also the first editor of the series. In fact, over the years, this first book - the E. V. Rieu translation - sold more than three million copies.

On these pages we list in alphabetical order about 270 translators, whose books are included in this web-site. This list is updated as new material is added to the site.

Book illustrated above left:
The is the first Penguin printed - Number '1' Ariel by André Maurois and it was translated from the French by Ella D'Arcy.   Constance Eleanor Mary Byrne D'Arcy (1856-1937) [pictured above] was educated in London, Germany, France and the Channel Islands. She wrote short stories and contributed to 'The Yellow Book', where she also acted as an unofficial editor alongside Henry Harland. 'The Yellow Book' was published by Elkin Mathews and John Lane. John Lane and Elkin Mathews dissolved their partnership in 1894 and John Lane moved his premises across the road in Vigo Street, but kept the name of 'The Bodley Head'.

As well as writing and also being published in Argossy, Blackwood's Magazine and Temple Bar, Ella translated André Maurois' biography of Percy Bysshe Shelley into English and this was first published by John Lane at The Bodley Head in 1924. John Lane died in 1925 and his nephew Allen Lane, who had begun working at the Bodley Head in 1919, became Managing Director. 10 years later, and Ariel became Penguin's first paperback.

Early Penguin Ariels by André Maurois can be found on Amazon using this link: Ariel




Information on the 'Translators' with cover photographs of the books shown

A238
Translator: EMILY ANDERSON

Emily Anderson OBE (1891 - 1962)

Language: German

Books: A238;   
L130
Translator: WILLIAM ANDERSON

Language: Italian

Books: L130
No. 1
Translator: ELLA D'ARCY

Ella D'Arcy (1857 - 1937)

Language: French

Books: No. 1;   
A419
Translator: ELEANORE FRANCES ARMSTRONG

Language: French

Books: A419
1192
Translator: IRENE ASH

Language: French

Books: 1192144416291654
L26
Translator: WILLIAM C. ATKINSON

Language: Portuguese

Books: L026
D138
Translator: W. H. AUDEN

W. H. Auden (1907 - 1973)

Language: Swedish

Books: D138 (with L. Sjoberg); 
2898
Translator: JACQUELINE BALDICK

Language: French

Books: 2898
1901
Translator: ROBERT BALDICK

Robert Baldick (1927 - 1972)

Language: French

Books: 190120272028L86L106L141L148
681
Translator: ESTRID BANNISTER (BANNISTER-GOOD)

Language: Danish

Books: 681A459PH25
1916
Translator: ILSA BAREA

Language: Spanish

Books: 1916
L152
Translator: DAVID BARRETT

Language: Ancient Greek

Books: L152
527
Translator: HELEN BUCHANAN BELL

Language: French

Books: 527533
D117
Translator: JOHN BERGER

John Berger (1926 - )

Language: French

Books: D117 (with Anna Bostock and Mazisi Kunene)#; 
D64
Translator: OLIVER BERNARD

Oliver_Bernard (1925 - 2013)

Language: French

Books: D64
1226
Translator: OLIVER BERTHOOD

Language: French

Books: 12261284
D86
Translator: JACK BEVAN

Language: French

Books: D86
363
Translators: TREVOR AND PHYLLIS BLEWITT

Language: Hungarian

Books: 363
Z20
Translator: R. H. BOOTHROYD

Language: German

Books: Z20
D117
Translator: ANNA BOSTOCK

Language: French

Books: D117 (with John Berger and Mazisi Kunene)#; 
A563
Translator: T. B. BOTTOMORE

T. B. Bottomore (1920 - 1992)

Language: German

Books: A563
1411
Translator: VERA BOWEN

Language: Russian

Books: 1411
Y7
Translator: ANTHONY BOWER

Language: French

Books: Y7
D77
Translator: GEOFFREY BOWNAS

Geoffrey Bownas (1923 - 2011)

Language: Japanese

Books: D77 (with Anthony Thwaite); 
1594
Translator: ROBERT BRAIN

Language: French

Books: 15941678185322492251
D98
Translator: PETER BRANSCOMBE

Peter Branscombe (1929 - 2008)

Language: German

Books: D98
L69
Translator: GEOFFREY BRERETON

Geoffrey Brereton (1906 - 1979)

Language: French

Books: L69
A33
Translator: A. A. BRILL

Language: German

Books: A33
PS167
Translator: CYRUS BROOKS

Language: German

Books: PS167
1957
Translator: J. MAXWELL BROWNJOHN

Language: German

Books: 1957
PS143
Translator: JOHN BUCHANAN-BROWN

Language: French

Books: PS143PS162
277
Translator: MOURA BUDBERG

Moura Budberg (1891 - 1974)

Language: Russian

Books: 277
L49
Translator: GEORGE BULL

George Bull OBE (1929 - 2001)

Language: Italian

Books: L49L107L164#
1329
Translator: MICHAEL BULLOCK

Michael Bullock (1918 - 2008)

Language: French

Books: 1329

Language: German

Books: 1524
881
Translator: DOROTHY BUSSY

Dorothy Bussy (1865 - 1960)

Language: French

Books: 88112341404149719502315#
L4
Translator: JOHN BUTT

Language: French

Books: L4L126
L122
Translator: JOHN CAIRNCROSS

John Cairncross (1913 - 1995)

Language: French

Books: L122
L101
Translator: ROY CAMPBELL

Roy Campbell (1901 - 1957)

Language: Spanish

Books: L101
S25
Translator: JAMES CLEUCH

James Cleugh (1891 - 1969)

Language: German

Books: S25; S184;
1550
Translator: OLIVER COBURN

Language: Russian

Books: 1550
L22
Translator: NEVILL COGHILL

Nevill Coghill (1899 - 1980)

Language: Old English

Books: L22
L10
Translator: J. M. COHEN

J. M. Cohen (1903 - 1989)

Language: Spanish

Books: L10L73L123L142

Language: French

Books: L33L47L83L110
1079
Translator: BRIAN CONNELL

Language: French

Books: 1079
1623
Translator: BARNABY CONRAD

Barnaby Conrad (1922 - 2013)

Language: Spanish

Books: 1623
D96
Translator: ANTHONY CONRAN

Anthony Conran (1931 - 2013)

Language: Welsh

Books: D96 (with Caerwyn Williams); 
L88
Translator: EBERHART (EDWARD) CONZE

Edward Conze (1904 - 1979)

Language: Buddhist texts

Books: L88
L17
Translator: MARION AYTON CRAWFORD

Language: French

Books: L17L50L80L160
1154
Translator: BASIL CREIGHTON

Language: German

Books: 1154
A310
Translator: J. CREMONA

Language: Italian

Books: A310
S195
Translator: H. E. CROWCROFT

Language: Russian

Books: S195 (with R. J. Wason); 
1651
Translator: WILFRID DAVID

Language: Italian

Books: 1651
1357
Translator: ANGUS DAVIDSON

Language: Italian

Books: 13571603
1001

L52
Translator: N. J. DAWOOD

N. J. Dawood (1927 - )

Language: Arabic

Books: 1001L52L64L71
1516
Translator: NORMAN DENNY

Language: French

Books: 1516
L151
Translator: BABETTE DEUTSCH

Babette Deutsch (1895 - 1982)

Language: Russian

Books: L151
L155
Translator: T. S. DORSCH

Language: Ancient Greek

Books: L155
2250
Translator: MARGARET DUFF

Language: French

Books: 2250
L41
Translator: ROSEMARY EDMONDS

Rosemary Edmonds (1905 - 1998)

Language: Russian

Books: L41L62L63L109L119L139L147
PS172
Translator: ROY EDWARDS

Language: Dutch

Books: PS172
1680
Translator: ROBERT EGLESFIELD

Language: French

Books: 168022472701
L16
Translator: UNA ELLIS-FERMOR

Language: Norwegian

Books: L16L53
617
Translator: E. W. EVANS

Language: French

Books: 617
1382
Translator: ROBIN FARN

Language: French

Books: 1382
L19
Translator: ELISAVETA FEN

Language: Russian

Books: L19L38L96
D#71
Translator: JOHN FENNELL

John Fennell (1918 - 1992)

Language: Russian

Books: D71
D84
Translator: LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI

Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919 - )

Language: French

Books: D84
1227
Translator: PATRICK LEIGH FERMOR

Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor DSO, OBE (1915 - 2011)

Language: French

Books: 1227
1590
Translator: CONSTANTINE FITZGIBBON

Constantine Fitzgibbon (1919 - 1983)

Language: Italian

Books: 1590

Language: German

Books: A599
1250
Translator: PETER FLEMING

Peter Fleming OBE (1907 - 1971)

Language: French

Books: 1250
1301
Translator: ANTONIA FRASER

Lady Antonia Fraser DBE (1932 - )

Language: French

Books: 1301
1798
Translator: FRANCES FRENAYE

Frances Frenaye (1908 - 1996)

Language: Italian

Books: 1519 (with Bernard Wall and Baptista Gilliat Smith);  17981799
1358
Translator: GRACE FRICK

Language: German

Books: 1358
S6
Translator: CHARLES FULLMAN

Language: German

Books: S6
1582
Translator: LEWIS GALANTIÈRE

Lewis Galantière (1893 - 1977)

Language: French

Books: 1582
L9
Translator: GILBERT C. GARDINER

Language: Russian

Books: L9
180
Translator: CONSTANCE GARNETT

Constance Garnett (1861 - 1946)

Language: Russian

Books: 180
D139
Translator: PATRICK GEOGH

Language: Italian

Books: D139#
828
Translator: STUART GILBERT

Stuart Gilbert (1883 - 1969)

Language: French

Books: 828829830855857858147215182186#2187#2188PL55USA-568
D51
Translator: J. L. GILI

Joan Gili i Serra (1907 - 1998)

Language: Spanish

Books: D51
797
Translator: JOCELYN GODEFROI

Jocelyn Godefroi (1880 - 1969)

Language: French

Books: 7971056
PH102
Translator: HARRY GOLOMBEK

Harry Golombek OBE (1911 - 1995)

Language: Russian

Books: PH102
L87
Translator: J. F. GOODRIDGE

Language: Old English

Books: L87
L157
Translator: ANGUS CHARLES GRAHAM

Angus Charles Graham (1919 - 1991)

Language: Chinese

Books: L157
PL20
Translator: JAMES GRAHAM-LUJÁN

Language: Spanish

Books: PL20 (with Richard L. O'Connell); 
L60
Translator: MICHAEL GRANT

Michael Grant CBE (1914 - 2004)

Language: Latin

Books: L60L99
L11
Translator: ROBERT GRAVES

Robert Graves (1895 - 1985)

Language: Latin

Books: L11L66L72Q13
L76
Translator: ROGER LANCELYN GREEN

Roger Lancelyn Green (1918 - 1987)

Language: Ancient Greek

Books: L76
1496
Translator: JONATHAN GRIFFIN

Language: French

Books: 1496
D145
Translators: HARRY AND LYNN GUEST

Harry Guest (1932 - )

Language: Japanese

Books: D145 (with Kajima Shôzô)#; 
L68
Translator: W. K. C. GUTHRIE

W. K. C. Guthrie (1906 - 1981)

Language: Ancient Greek

Books: L68

INDEX to TRANSLATORS    A-G    H-O    P-Z   




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