My People caused literary sensation in 1915. This edition includes John Harris’s informative essay on the background to these classic stories.
<p>Caradoc Evans is perhaps the most controversial writer Wales has ever produced. His first book, <em>My People</em>, met with outrage from the pulpit and the popular press, was banned in Cardiff, but also earned Evans comparison with Zola, Joyce and Lawrence.<br /><br />In <em>Capel Sion</em> Evans...
<p> </p><p>The appearance of My People in 1915 caused a literary sensation. In England critics praised it as a work of art comparable with Zola and new writers such as Joyce. In Evans’s native Wales there was outrage at his portrayal of rural west Wales. Instantly Evans became the most reviled man in his...