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



THIS PAGE - Translators H - O

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Translators are very much a hidden group of people. We think 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 into the English language 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. The series involved translating well known classics from over 25 languages.

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:
This is a book in the Main Series no. 1846 The Princesse de Clèves by Madame de Lafayette. It was translated from the French by Nancy Mitford.   Nancy Freeman-Mitford CBE (1904-1973) [pictured above] was a novelist, translator, biographer and journalist. She was one of the well known socialite sisters - the Mitford sisters.




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

PS97
Translator: EILEEN HALL

Language: German

Books: PS97;   PS126;  
D54
Translator: MICHAEL HAMBURGER

Michael Hamburger OBE (1924 - 2007)

Language: German

Books: D54 (with Christopher Middleton);   D106 (with Christopher Middleton);   D112;   (with Jerome Rothenburg and Hans Enzensberger) D146 (with Christopher Middleton);  
2831
Translator: ALASTAIR HAMILTON

Language: French

Books: 2831;  
L24
Translator: WALTER HAMILTON

Language: Ancient Greek

Books: L24;   L94;  
L21
Translator: S. A. HANDFORD

Language: Latin

Books: L21;   L132;  

Language: Greek

Books: L43;  
2654
Translator: ELIZABETH REYNOLDS HAPGOOD

Language: Russian

Books: 2654;  
2877
Translator: MANYA HARARI

Language: Russian

Books: 2877 (with Paul Stevenson);  
PS230
Translator: E. HARDEN

Language: Italian

Books: PS230;  
D85
Translator: ANTHONY HARTLEY

Anthony Hartley (1925 - 2000)

Language: French

Books: D85;  
A452
Translator: JOHN W. HARVEY

Language: German

Books: A452;  
L98
Translator: ARTHUR T. HATTO

Language: German

Books: L98;   L137;  
S116
Translator: MABEL HAUCK

Language: French

Books: S116;  
PS156
Translator: MARIANNE HELWEG

Language: Swedish

Books: PS156;  
Z22
Translator: ELISABETH HEMPEL

Language: German

Books: Z22 (with Marguerite Kay);  
1585
Translator: FRANK HERRMANN

Language: German

Books: 1585;  
1222
Translator: ALAN HODGE

Language: French

Books: 1222;  
Z31
Translator: MARY HOFFINGER

Language: German

Books: Z31;  
880
Translator: LIDIA HOLLAND

Language: Italian

Books: 880;  
L118
Translator: R. J. HOLLINGDALE

Reginald J. Hollingdale (1930 - 2001)

Language: German

Books: L118;  
2985
Translator: STUART HOOD

Language: German

Books: 2985;  
1397
Translator: GERARD HOPKINS

Language: French

Books: 1397;   1806;   1810;   1834;   2045;   2307;   Y6;  
2772
Translator: RICHARD HOWARD

Language: French

Books: 2772;   A959 (with Helen Weaver);  
A429
Translator: NORMAN HUDSON

Language: German

Books: A429;  
2324
Translator: DAVID HUGHES

Language:

Books: 2324;  
D141
Translator: T. HUGHES

Language: Hebrew

Books: D141;  
A851
Translator: CATHERINE HUTTER

Language: German

Books: A851;  
1275
Translator: EDWARD HYAMS

Edward Hyams (1910 - 1975)

Language: French

Books: 1275;   A874;  

Language: Hungarian

Books: 1517;  
L58
Translator: MARY M. INNES

Language: Latin

Books: L58;  
1515
Translator: CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD

Christopher Isherwood (1904 - 1986)

Language: German

Books: 1515 (with Desmond I. Vesey);  
282
Translator: WILFRED JACKSON

Language: French

Books: 282 (with Thurfrida Wake);  
V11
Translator: JÉRÔME JENATTON

Language: English/French

Books: V11;   V18;  
2845
Translator: PRISCILLA JOHNSON

Language: Russian

Books: 2845;  
1235
Translator: ERNST KAISER

Ernst Kaiser (1911 - 1972)

Language: German

Books: 1235 (with Eithne Wilkins, and Willa and Edwin Muir);   1520 (with Eithne Wilkins);  
D99
Translator: GEORGE KAY

Language: Italian

Books: D99;  
Z22
Translator: MARGUERITE KAY

Language: German

Books: Z22 (with Elisabeth Hempel);  
D91
Translator: EDMUND KEELEY

Edmund Keeley (1928 - )

Language: Greek

Books: D91 (with Phillip Sherrard);  
1973
Translator: TERENCE KILMARTIN

Terence Kilmartin (1922 - 1991)

Language: French

Books: 1973;   2860;  
2030
Translator: JAMES KIRKUP

James Kirkup (1918 - 2009)

Language: French

Books: 2030;  
L51
Translator: WILLIAM F. JACKSON KNIGHT

W. F. Jackson Knight (1895 - 1964)

Language: Latin

Books: L51;  
L171
Translator: A. J. KRAILSHEIMER

Language: French

Books: L171;  
292
Translator: SAMUEL S. KOTELIANSKY

S. S. Koteliansky (1880 - 1955)

Language: Russian

Books: 292;  
D65
Translator: ROBERT KOTEWELL

Language: Chinese

Books: D65 (with Norman L. Smith);  
D117
Translator: MAZISI KUNENE

Maziisi Kunene (1930 - 2006)

Language: French

Books: D117 (with John Berger and Anna Bostock);  
NG12
Translator: H. W. LASCELLES

Language: Danish

Books: NG12;  

Language: Swedish

Books: NG14;  
L18
Translator: R. E. LATHAM

Language: Latin

Books: L18;  

Language: Italian

Books: L57;  
L131
Translator: D. C. LAU

D. C. Lau (1921 - 2010)

Language: Chinese

Books: L131;  
265
Translator: MARJORIE LAURIE

Language: French

Books: 265;  
L48
Translator: H. D. (DESMOND) P. LEE

Sir Henry Desmond P. Lee (1908 - 1993)

Language: Ancient Greek

Books: L48;   L162;  
1665
Translator: ROSAMOND LEHMANN

Rosamund N. Lehmann CBE (1901 - 1990)

Language: French

Books: 1665;  
D79
Translator: J. B. LEISHMAN

Language: German

Books: D79;  
D69
Translator: PETER LEVI

Peter C. T. Levi (1931 - 2000)

Language: Russian

Books: D69 (with Robin Milner-Gulland);  
1320
Translator: DENVER LINDLEY

Denver Lindley (1904 - 1982)

Language: German

Books: 1320;  
A321
Translator: EMILY O. LORIMER

Emily Lorimer (1881 - 1949)

Language: French

Books: A321;   Y23;  
PS12
Translator: IVY LOW

Language: Russian

Ivy T. Low Litvinov (1889 -1977) (

Books: PS12;  
1082
Translator: H. T. LOWE-PORTER

Helen T. Lowe-Porter (1877 - 1963)

Language: German

Books: 1082;   1214;   1475;   1625;   2850;  
827
Translator: MARGARET LUDWIG

Language: French

Books: 827;  
D74
Translator: DAVID LUKE

Frederic (David) Luke (1921 - 2005)

Language: German

Books: D74;  
2360
Translator: ANDREW R. MACANDREW

Language: Russian

Books: 2360;  
1679
Translator: EUGENE MACCOWN

Language: French

Books: 1679;  
AP35
Translator: FRANCIS MCDONAGH

Language: French

Books: AP35;  
1523
Translator: ALISTAIR MACDONALD

Language: French

Books: 1523;  
PL87
Translator: ROBERT DAVID MACDONALD

Robert David MacDonald (1929 - 2004)

Language: German

Books: PL87;  
D115
Translator: RICHARD MCKANE

Language: Russian

Books: D115;  
1362
Translator: JULIAN MACLAREN-ROSS

Julian MacLaren-Ross (1912 - 1964)

Language: French

Books: 1362;  
1494
Translator: ENID MCLEOD

Language: French

Books: 1494;   2535 (with Una Vincenzo Troubridge);  
L103
Translator: MAGNUS MAGNUSSON

Magnus Magnusson (1929 - 2007)

Language: Icelandic

Books: L103 (with Hermann Pálsson);   L154 (with Hermann Pálsson);  
2359
Translator: RALPH MANHEIM

Language: German

Books: 2359;   2542;  
L23
Translator: DAVID MARGARSHACK

David Magarshack (1899 - 1977)

Language: Russian

Books: L23;   L35;   L40;   L54;   L78;   L79;   L113;   L143;  
L168
Translator: EDWARD MARIELLE

Language: French

Books: L168;  
2441
Translator: JOHN H. P. MARKS

Language: French

Books: 2441;  
2026
Translator: MARGARET MARSHALL

Language: French

Books: 2026;  
L121
Translator: JUAN MASACARÓ

Juan Mascaró (1897 - 1987)

Language: Sanskrit

Books: L121;   L163;  
846
Translator: BURROWS MASSEY

Language: French

Books: 846;  
NG7
Translator: DAVID MATTHEWS

Language: Danish

Books: NG7;  
L5
Translator: HAROLD MATTINGLY

Harold Mattingly (1884 - 1964)

Language: Latin

Books: L5;  
A682
Translator: J. LEWIS MAY

Language: French

Books: A682;   A752;  
D133
Translators: RUTH AND MATTHEW MEAD

Matthew Mead (1924 - 2009)

Language: German

Books: D133;  
R54
Translator: ERNEST A MENZE

Language: German

Books: R54;   R61;  
A14
Translator: BERNARD MIALL

Bernard Miall (1876 - 1953)

Language: French

Books: A14;  
A868
Translator: MAURICE A. MICHAEL

Language: Swedish

Books: A868;  
D54
Translator: CHRISTOPHER MIDDLETON

Christopher Middleton (1926 - )

Language: German

Books: D54 (with Michael Hamburger);   D106 (with Michael Hamburger);   D146 (with Michael Hamburger);  
D95
Translator: IAN MILNER

Ian Milner (1911 - 1991)

Language: Czech

Books: D95 (with George Theiner);   D134 (with Jarmila Milner);  
D104
Translator: CZESLAW MILOSZ

Language: Polish

Books: D104 (with Peter Dale Scott);   D119;  
D134
Translator: JARMILA MILNER

Language: Czech

Books: D134 (with Ian Milner);  
D69
Translator: ROBIN MILNER-GULLAND

Language: Russian

Books: D69 (with Peter Levi);  
1846
Translator: NANCY MITFORD

Nancy Mitford CBE (1904 - 1973)

Language: French

Books: 1846;  
1244
Translator: C. K. SCOTT MONCRIEFF

Charles K. Scott Moncrieff (1889 - 1930)

Language: French

Books: 1244;  
D127
Translator: EDWIN MORGAN

Edwin Morgan OBE (1920 - 2010)

Language: Hungarian

Books: D127 (with David Wevill);  
PS222
Translator: MARGARET MORGAN

Language: French

Books: PS222;  
1522
Translator: WALTER MORISON

Language: Russian

Books: 1522;  
1830
Translator: YVONNE MOYSE

Language: French

Books: 1830 (with Roger Senhouse);   2416 (with Roger Senhouse);  
1235
Translators: WILLA AND EDWIN MUIR

Edwin Muir (1887 - 1959)     Willa Muir (1890 - 1970)

Language: German

Books: 1235 (with Eithne Wilkins and Ernst Kaiser);  
1984
Translator: DMITRI NABOKOV

Dmitri Nabokov (1934 - 2012)

Language: Russian

Books: 1984;  
2866
Translator: JOHN NATHAN

Language: Japanese

Books: 2866;  
PS145
Translator: THELMA NIKLAUS

Language: French

Books: PS145;  
Y43
Translator: SIR THOMAS NORTH

Language: Latin

Books: Y43;  
1762
Translator: JUSTIN O'BRIEN

Language: French

Books: 1762;   1865;   2685;  
2967
Translator: PATRICK O'BRIEN

Language: French

Books: 2967;   A678;  
PL20
Translator: RICHARD L. O'CONNELL

Language: Spanish

Books: PL20 (with James Graham-Luján); 
638
Translator: HARRIET DE ONIS

Language: Spanish

Books: 638;   2879;  
A999
Translator: BOBBYE ORTIZ

Languages: French and Spanish

Books: A999;  
D130
Translator: EDWALD OSERS

Edwald Osers (1917 - 2011)

Language: Czech

Books: D130 (with George Theiner); 



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