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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

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: 1192;   1444;   1629;   1654;  
L26
Translator: WILLIAM C. ATKINSON

Language: Portuguese

Books: L25;  
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: 1901;   2027;   2028;   2252;   2253;   2265;   2276;   2363;   2378;   2566;   2732;   2782;   L86;   L106;   L141;   L148;  
681
Translator: ESTRID BANNISTER (BANNISTER-GOOD)

Language: Danish

Books: 681;   A459;   PH25;  
1916
Translator: ILSA BAREA

Language: Spanish

Books: 1916;  
L152
Translator: DAVID BARRETT

Language: Ancient Greek

Books: L152;  
A797
Translator: R. H. BARRY

Language: French

Books: A797;  
2408
Translator: HELEN BEAUCLERK

Language: French

Books: 2408;  
527
Translator: HELEN BUCHANAN BELL

Language: French

Books: 527;   533;  
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 BERTHOUD

Language: French

Books: 1226;   1284;  
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;  
A632
Translator: ANNA BOSTOCK

Language: French

Books: A632;   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: 1594;   1678;   1853;   2249;   2251;  
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: 2909;   PS167;  
1957
Translator: J. MAXWELL BROWNJOHN

Language: German

Books: 1957;  
PS143
Translator: JOHN BUCHANAN-BROWN

Language: French

Books: PS143;   PS162;  
277
Translator: MOURA BUDBERG

Moura Budberg (1891 - 1974)

Language: Russian

Books: 277;  
L49
Translator: GEORGE BULL

George Bull OBE (1929 - 2001)

Language: Italian

Books: L49;   L107;   L164;  
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: 881;   1234;   1404;   1497;   1950;   2315;   2415;  
L4
Translator: JOHN BUTT

Language: French

Books: L4;   L126;  
L122
Translator: JOHN CAIRNCROSS

John Cairncross (1913 - 1995)

Language: French

Books: L122;  
L101
Translator: ROY CAMPBELL

Roy Campbell (1901 - 1957)

Language: Spanish

Books: L101;  
2727
Translator: IRENE CLEPHANE

Language: French

Books: 2727;  
S25
Translator: JAMES CLEUGH

James Cleugh (1891 - 1969)

Language: German

Books: A667;   S25;   S184;  
2814
Translator: WENDY COATES-SMITH

Language: French

Books: 2814;  
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: L10;   L73;   L123;   L142;  

Language: French

Books: L33;   L47;   L83;   L110;  
2392
Translator: ARCHIBALD COLQUHOUR

Language: Italian

Books: 2392;  
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;  
PD4
Translator: RALPH COOKE

Language: French

Books: PD4;  
L17
Translator: MARION AYTON CRAWFORD

Language: French

Books: L17;   L50;   L80;   L160;  
1154
Translator: BASIL CREIGHTON

Language: German

Books: 1154;   2332;  
A310
Translator: J. CREMONA

Language: Italian

Books: A310;  
S195
Translator: H. E. CROWCROFT

Language: Russian

Books: S195 (with R. J. Wason);  
2407
Translator: P. D. CUMMINS

Language: Italian

Books: 2407;  
1651
Translator: WILFRID DAVID

Language: Italian

Books: 1651;  
1357
Translator: ANGUS DAVIDSON

Language: Italian

Books: 1357;   1603;   2021;   2175;   2258;   2721;   2885;  
2466
Translator: FRANK DAVIDSON

Language: French

Books: 2466;  
1001

L52
Translator: N. J. DAWOOD

N. J. Dawood (1927 - )

Language: Arabic

Books: 1001;   L52;   L64;   L71;  
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;  
2462
Translator: CHARLES DUFF

Language: French

Books: 2462;  
2250
Translator: MARGARET DUFF

Language: French

Books: 2250;  
L41
Translator: ROSEMARY EDMONDS

Rosemary Edmonds (1905 - 1998)

Language: Russian

Books: L41;   L62;   L63;   L109;   L119;   L139;   L147;  
PS172
Translator: ROY EDWARDS

Language: Dutch

Books: PS172;  
1680
Translator: ROBERT EGLESFIELD

Language: French

Books: 1680;   2247;   2701;  
2590
Translator: EILEEN ELLENBOGEN

Language: French

Books: 2590;   2789;  
L16
Translator: UNA ELLIS-FERMOR

Language: Norwegian

Books: L16;   L53;  
D112
Translator: HANS MAGNUS ENZENSBERGER

Language:

Books: D112 (with Michael Hamburger and Jerome Rothenburg);  
617
Translator: E. W. EVANS

Language: French

Books: 617;  
1382
Translator: ROBIN FARN

Language: French

Books: 1382;  
L19
Translator: ELISAVETA FEN

Language: Russian

Books: L19;   L38;   L96;  
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;  
2401
Translator: XAN FIELDING

Language: French

Books: 2401;   2914;  
2930
Translator: LESLIE FINER

Language: Greek

Books: 2930;  
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;  
2582
Translator: BERNARD FRECHTMAN

Language:

Books: 2582;  
1798
Translator: FRANCES FRENAYE

Frances Frenaye (1908 - 1996)

Language: Italian

Books: 1519 (with Bernard Wall and Baptista Gilliat Smith);   1798;   1799;   2406;   2411;  
1358
Translator: GRACE FRICK

Language: French

Books: 1358;  
S6
Translator: CHARLES FULLMAN

Language: German

Books: S6;  
1582
Translator: LEWIS GALANTIÈRE

Lewis Galantière (1893 - 1977)

Language: French

Books: 1582;   2289;  
L9
Translator: GILBERT C. GARDINER

Language: Russian

Books: L9;  
180
Translator: CONSTANCE GARNETT

Constance Garnett (1861 - 1946)

Language: Russian

Books: 180;   R4;  
2328
Translator: EVELYN GENDEL

Language: Italian

Books: 2328;  
D139
Translator: PATRICK GEOGH

Language: Italian

Books: D139;  
2356
Translator: DENNIS GEORGE

Language: French

Books: 2356;  
828
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;  
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: 797;   1056;  
PH102
Translator: HARRY GOLOMBEK

Harry Golombek OBE (1911 - 1995)

Language: Russian

Books: PH102;  
RR4
Translator: W. L. GOODMAN

Language:

Books: RR4;  
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: L60;   L99;  
L11
Translator: ROBERT GRAVES

Robert Graves (1895 - 1985)

Language: Latin

Books: L11;   L66;   L72;   Q13;  
2370
Translator: ANNE GREEN

Language: French

Books: 2370;  
2948
Translator: PETER GREEN

Language: French

Books: 2948;  
L76
Translator: ROGER LANCELYN GREEN

Roger Lancelyn Green (1918 - 1987)

Language: Ancient Greek

Books: L76;  
1496
Translator: JONATHAN GRIFFIN

Language: French

Books: 1496;  
2812
Translator: WILLIAM L. GROSSMAN

Language: Portuguese

Books: 2812;  
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;  

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