sir gawain and the green knight; pearl; and sir orfeo

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Sir Gawain And The Green Knight With Pearl And Sir Orfeo

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ISBN : 9780007375929
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A collection of three medieval English poems, translated by Tolkien for the modern-day reader and containing romance, tragedy, love, sex and honour.

Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

Author : Simon Armitage
ISBN : 0571223281
Genre : Arthurian romances
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Preserved on a single surviving manuscript dating from around 1400, composed by an anonymous master, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight was rediscovered only 200 years ago, and published for the first time in 1839. One of the earliest great stories of English literature, after Beowulf, the poem narrates the strange tale of a green knight on a green horse, who rudely interrupts the Round Table festivities one Yuletide, casting a pall of unease over the company and challenging one of their number to a wager. The virtuous Gawain accepts, and decapitates the intruder with his own axe. Gushing blood, the knight reclaims his head, orders Gawain to seek him out a year hence, and departs. Next Yuletide Gawain dutifully sets forth... His quest for the Green Knight involves a winter journey, a seduction scene in a dream-like castle, a dire challenge answered - and a drama of enigmatic reward disguised as psychic undoing.

Sir Gawain And The Green Knight Pearl And Sir Orfeo

Author : John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
ISBN : 0048210390
Genre : Arthurian romances
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This is Tolkien's highly accessible translation of three early English poems, accompanied by an informative and scholarly introduction.

Piers Plowman

Author : William Langland
ISBN : 1857152247
Genre : English literature
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The magnificent heritage of English poetry before Chaucer is often neglected because of difficulties with unfamiliar dialect. These translations reveal what we are missing if we ignore it. Piers Plowman belongs to the tradition of medieval allegory, but without any of the stuffiness that label suggests. It paints a vivid picture of everyday life in the 14th century with a vigour and detail which anticipates The Canterbury Tales. However, the jewel in the crown of Middle English verse is Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, here presented in the classic version by JRR Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings (currently being filmed). A wonderfully told story which combines suspense, fantasy, exquisite domestic detail and sensuality.

Sir Gawain And The Green Knight Pearl And Sir Orfeo

Author : J. R. R. Tolkien
ISBN : 1417737468
Genre : Fiction
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For use in schools and libraries only. The scholar-fantacist offers faithful translations of the three classics of Medieval English verse, Sir Gawain, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo.

Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

Author : Norman Davis
ISBN : OCLC:802015804
Genre : Gawain (Legendary character)
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Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

Author : Christopher Tolkien
ISBN : OCLC:176875494
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