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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 the 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

Anderson E
Translator: EMILY ANDERSON

Emily Anderson OBE (1891 - 1962)

Language: German

Books: A238;   
Anderson W
Translator: WILLIAM ANDERSON

Language: Italian

Books: L130;  
D'Arcy
Translator: ELLA D'ARCY

Ella D'Arcy (1857 - 1937)

Language: French

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

Language: French

Books: A419;  
Ash
Translator: IRENE ASH

Language: French

Books: 1192;   1444;   1629;   1654;  
Atkinson
Translator: WILLIAM C. ATKINSON

Language: Portuguese

Books: L25;  
Auden
Translator: W. H. AUDEN

W. H. Auden (1907 - 1973)

Language: Swedish

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

Language: French

Books: 2898;  
Baldick R
Translator: ROBERT BALDICK

Robert Baldick (1927 - 1972)

Language: French

Books: 1901;   2027;   2028;   2252;   2253;   2265;   2276;   2363;   2378;   2566;   2732;   2782;   L86;   L106;   L141;   L148;  
Bannister
Translator: ESTRID BANNISTER (BANNISTER-GOOD)

Language: Danish

Books: 681;   A459;   PH25;  
Barea
Translator: ILSA BAREA

Language: Spanish

Books: 1916;  
Barrett
Translator: DAVID BARRETT

Language: Ancient Greek

Books: L152;  
Barry
Translator: R. H. BARRY

Language: French

Books: A797;  
Beauclerk
Translator: HELEN BEAUCLERK

Language: French

Books: 2408;  
Bell
Translator: HELEN BUCHANAN BELL

Language: French

Books: 527;   533;  
Berger
Translator: JOHN BERGER

John Berger (1926 - )

Language: French

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

Oliver_Bernard (1925 - 2013)

Language: French

Books: D64;  
Berthoud
Translator: OLIVER BERTHOUD

Language: French

Books: 1226;   1284;  
Bettenson
Translator: HENRY BETTENSON

Language: Latin

Books: AC22;  
Bevan
Translator: JACK BEVAN

Language: French

Books: D86;  
Blewitt
Translators: TREVOR AND PHYLLIS BLEWITT

Language: Hungarian

Books: 363;  
Boothroyd
Translator: R. H. BOOTHROYD

Language: German

Books: Z20;  
Bostock
Translator: ANNA BOSTOCK

Language: French

Books: A632;   D117 (with John Berger and Mazisi Kunene);  
Bottomore
Translator: T. B. BOTTOMORE

T. B. Bottomore (1920 - 1992)

Language: German

Books: A563;  
Bowen
Translator: VERA BOWEN

Language: Russian

Books: 1411;  
Bower
Translator: ANTHONY BOWER

Language: French

Books: Y7;  
Bownas
Translator: GEOFFREY BOWNAS

Geoffrey Bownas (1923 - 2011)

Language: Japanese

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

Language: French

Books: 1594;   1678;   1853;   2249;   2251;  
Branscombe
Translator: PETER BRANSCOMBE

Peter Branscombe (1929 - 2008)

Language: German

Books: D98;  
Brereton
Translator: GEOFFREY BRERETON

Geoffrey Brereton (1906 - 1979)

Language: French

Books: L69;  
Brill
Translator: A. A. BRILL

Language: German

Books: A33;  
Brooks
Translator: CYRUS BROOKS

Language: German

Books: 2909;   PS167;  
Brownjohn
Translator: J. MAXWELL BROWNJOHN

Language: German

Books: 1957;  
Buchannan-Brown
Translator: JOHN BUCHANAN-BROWN

Language: French

Books: PS143;   PS162;   PS216;   PS278;  
Budberg
Translator: MOURA BUDBERG

Moura Budberg (1891 - 1974)

Language: Russian

Books: 277;  
Bull
Translator: GEORGE BULL

George Bull OBE (1929 - 2001)

Language: Italian

Books: L49;   L107;   L164;  
Bullock
Translator: MICHAEL BULLOCK

Michael Bullock (1918 - 2008)

Language: French

Books: 1329;  

Language: German

Books: 1524;  
Bussy
Translator: DOROTHY BUSSY

Dorothy Bussy (1865 - 1960)

Language: French

Books: 881;   1234;   1404;   1497;   1950;   2315;   2415;  
Butt
Translator: JOHN BUTT

Language: French

Books: L4;   L126;  
Cairncross
Translator: JOHN CAIRNCROSS

John Cairncross (1913 - 1995)

Language: French

Books: L122;  
Campbell
Translator: ROY CAMPBELL

Roy Campbell (1901 - 1957)

Language: Spanish

Books: L101;  
Clephane
Translator: IRENE CLEPHANE

Language: French

Books: 2727;  
Cleugh
Translator: JAMES CLEUGH

James Cleugh (1891 - 1969)

Language: German

Books: A667;   S25;   S184;  
Coates-Smith
Translator: WENDY COATES-SMITH

Language: French

Books: 2814;  
Coburn
Translator: OLIVER COBURN

Language: Russian

Books: 1550;  
Coghill
Translator: NEVILL COGHILL

Nevill Coghill (1899 - 1980)

Language: Old English

Books: L22;  
Cohen
Translator: J. M. COHEN

J. M. Cohen (1903 - 1989)

Language: Spanish

Books: L10;   L73;   L123;   L142;  

Language: French

Books: L33;   L47;   L83;   L110;  
Cole
Translator: TOM COLE

Language: Italian

Books: X245 (with Nora Rossi);  
Colquhour
Translator: ARCHIBALD COLQUHOUR

Language: Italian

Books: 2392;  
Connell
Translator: BRIAN CONNELL

Language: French

Books: 1079;  
Conrad
Translator: BARNABY CONRAD

Barnaby Conrad (1922 - 2013)

Language: Spanish

Books: 1623;  
Conran
Translator: ANTHONY CONRAN

Anthony Conran (1931 - 2013)

Language: Welsh

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

Edward Conze (1904 - 1979)

Language: Buddhist texts

Books: L88;  
Cooke
Translator: RALPH COOKE

Language: French

Books: PD4;  
Crawford
Translator: MARION AYTON CRAWFORD

Language: French

Books: L17;   L50;   L80;   L160;  
Creighton
Translator: BASIL CREIGHTON

Language: German

Books: 1154;   2332;  
Cremona
Translator: J. CREMONA

Language: Italian

Books: A310;  
Crowcroft
Translator: H. E. CROWCROFT

Language: Russian

Books: S195 (with R. J. Wason);  
Cummins
Translator: P. D. CUMMINS

Language: Italian

Books: 2407;  
David
Translator: WILFRID DAVID

Language: Italian

Books: 1651;  
Davidson A
Translator: ANGUS DAVIDSON

Language: Italian

Books: 1357;   1603;   2021;   2175;   2258;   2721;   2885;  
Davidson F
Translator: FRANK DAVIDSON

Language: French

Books: 2466;  
Dawood

L52
Translator: N. J. DAWOOD

N. J. Dawood (1927 - )

Language: Arabic

Books: 1001;   L52;   L64;   L71;  
Denny
Translator: NORMAN DENNY

Language: French

Books: 1516;  
Deutsch
Translator: BABETTE DEUTSCH

Babette Deutsch (1895 - 1982)

Language: Russian

Books: L151;  
Dorsch
Translator: T. S. DORSCH

Language: Ancient Greek

Books: L155;  
Drayton
Translator: ANNE DRAYTON

Language: French

Books: PH157;  
Duff C
Translator: CHARLES DUFF

Language: French

Books: 2462;  
Duff M
Translator: MARGARET DUFF

Language: French

Books: 2250;  
Edmonds
Translator: ROSEMARY EDMONDS

Rosemary Edmonds (1905 - 1998)

Language: Russian

Books: L41;   L62;   L63;   L109;   L119;   L139;   L147;  
Edwards
Translator: ROY EDWARDS

Language: Dutch

Books: PS172;  
Eglesfield
Translator: ROBERT EGLESFIELD

Language: French

Books: 1680;   2247;   2701;  
Ellenbogen
Translator: EILEEN ELLENBOGEN

Language: French

Books: 2590;   2789;  
Ellis-Fermor
Translator: UNA ELLIS-FERMOR

Language: Norwegian

Books: L16;   L53;  
Enzensberger
Translator: HANS MAGNUS ENZENSBERGER

Language:

Books: D112 (with Michael Hamburger and Jerome Rothenburg);  
Evans
Translator: E. W. EVANS

Language: French

Books: 617;  
Farn
Translator: ROBIN FARN

Language: French

Books: 1382;  
Fen
Translator: ELISAVETA FEN

Language: Russian

Books: L19;   L38;   L96;  
Fennell
Translator: JOHN FENNELL

John Fennell (1918 - 1992)

Language: Russian

Books: D71;  
Ferlinghetti
Translator: LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI

Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919 - )

Language: French

Books: D84;  
Fermor
Translator: PATRICK LEIGH FERMOR

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

Language: French

Books: 1227;  
Fielding
Translator: XAN FIELDING

Language: French

Books: 2401;   2914;  
Finer
Translator: LESLIE FINER

Language: Greek

Books: 2930;  
Fitzgibbon
Translator: CONSTANTINE FITZGIBBON

Constantine Fitzgibbon (1919 - 1983)

Language: Italian

Books: 1590;  

Language: German

Books: A599;  
Fleming
Translator: PETER FLEMING

Peter Fleming OBE (1907 - 1971)

Language: French

Books: 1250;  
Fraser
Translator: ANTONIA FRASER

Lady Antonia Fraser DBE (1932 - )

Language: French

Books: 1301;  
Frechtman
Translator: BERNARD FRECHTMAN

Language:

Books: 2582;  
Frenaye
Translator: FRANCES FRENAYE

Frances Frenaye (1908 - 1996)

Language: Italian

Books: 1519 (with Bernard Wall and Baptista Gilliat Smith);   1798;   1799;   2406;   2411;  
Frick
Translator: GRACE FRICK

Language: French

Books: 1358;  
Fullman
Translator: CHARLES FULLMAN

Language: German

Books: S6;  
Galanti
Translator: LEWIS GALANTIÈRE

Lewis Galantière (1893 - 1977)

Language: French

Books: 1582;   2289;  
Gardiner
Translator: GILBERT C. GARDINER

Language: Russian

Books: L9;  
Garnett
Translator: CONSTANCE GARNETT

Constance Garnett (1861 - 1946)

Language: Russian

Books: 180;   R4;  
Gendel
Translator: EVELYN GENDEL

Language: Italian

Books: 2328;  
Geogh
Translator: PATRICK GEOGH

Language: Italian

Books: D139;  
George
Translator: DENNIS GEORGE

Language: French

Books: 2356;  
Gilbert
Translator: STUART GILBERT

Stuart Gilbert (1883 - 1969)

Language: French

Books: 828;   829;   830;   855;   857;   858;   1472;   1518;   2150;   (2186);   (2187);   (2188);   2246 (with Geoffrey Sainsbury);   PL55;   USA-568;  
Gili
Translator: J. L. GILI

Joan Gili i Serra (1907 - 1998)

Language: Spanish

Books: D51;  
Godefroi
Translator: JOCELYN GODEFROI

Jocelyn Godefroi (1880 - 1969)

Language: French

Books: 797;   1056;  
Golombek
Translator: HARRY GOLOMBEK

Harry Golombek OBE (1911 - 1995)

Language: Russian

Books: PH102;  
Goodman
Translator: W. L. GOODMAN

Language:

Books: RR4;  
Goodridge
Translator: J. F. GOODRIDGE

Language: Old English

Books: L87;  
Graham
Translator: ANGUS CHARLES GRAHAM

Angus Charles Graham (1919 - 1991)

Language: Chinese

Books: L157;  
Graham-Luján
Translator: JAMES GRAHAM-LUJÁN

Language: Spanish

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

Michael Grant CBE (1914 - 2004)

Language: Latin

Books: L60;   L99;  
Graves
Translator: ROBERT GRAVES

Robert Graves (1895 - 1985)

Language: Latin

Books: L11;   L66;   L72;   Q13;  
Green A
Translator: ANNE GREEN

Language: French

Books: 2370;  
Green P
Translator: PETER GREEN

Language: French

Books: 2948;  
Green R
Translator: ROGER LANCELYN GREEN

Roger Lancelyn Green (1918 - 1987)

Language: Ancient Greek

Books: L76;  
Griffin
Translator: JONATHAN GRIFFIN

Language: French

Books: 1496;  
Grossman
Translator: WILLIAM L. GROSSMAN

Language: Portuguese

Books: 2812;  
Guest
Translators: HARRY AND LYNN GUEST

Harry Guest (1932 - )

Language: Japanese

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

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

Language: Ancient Greek

Books: L68;  
Gutmann
Translator: ASSIA GUTMANN

Language: Hebrew

Books: D141 (with Hardold Schimmel and Ted Hughes);  

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