Be prepared to perform what you promised, Gawain; Seek faithfully till you find me A New Year s feast at King Arthur s court is interrupted by the appearance of a gigantic Green Knight, resplendent on horseback. He challenges any one of Arthur s men to behead him, provided that if he survives he can return the blow a year later. Sir Gawain ...
Be prepared to perform what you promised, Gawain; Seek faithfully till you find me A New Year s feast at King Arthur s court is interrupted by the appearance of a gigantic Green Knight, resplendent on horseback. He challenges any one of Arthur s men to behead him, provided that if he survives he can return the blow a year later. Sir Gawain accepts the challenge and decapitates the knight but the mysterious warrior cheats death and vanishes, bearing his head with him. The following winter Gawain sets out to find the Knight in the wild Northern lands and to keep his side of the bargain. One of the great masterpieces of Middle English poetry, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight magically combines elements of fairy tale and heroic sagas with the pageantry, chivalry and courtly love of medieval Romance. Brian Stone s evocative translation is accompanied by an introduction that examines the Romance genre, and the poem s epic and pagan sources. This edition also includes essays discussing the central characters and themes, theories about authorship and Arthurian legends, and suggestions for further reading and notes. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators. "
Very Good- 0140440925. Price sticker on cover. "Used" sticker on spine. Light rubbing and shelfwear to cover. Pages lightly tanned; Still, a clean reading copy. Glossy softcover and clean pages with a tight binding. No notes, underlining or highlighting. No crease on spine.; Penguin Classics; 0.55 x 7.56 x 5.04 Inches; 192 pages.
Paperback, VG. 185pp, text unmarked, covers a little rubbed, paper yellowed, a nice copy. One of the best Medieval alliterative poems to have survived, the poem was written in the 14th century by an unknown author.
VG+ Paperback. 7" Tall. A masterpiece of medieval alliterative poetry by an unknown, fourteenth-century author. 185pp. Clean, unmarked interior. Pages lightly browning around the edges. Binding is tight and square, spine without creases. Clean, unmarked wrappers. Sca available. Weight, 115g.
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