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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo are masterpieces of a remote and exotic age — the age of chivalry and wizards, knights and holy quests.

Yet it is only in the unique artistry and imagination of J.R.R. Tolken that the language, romance, and power of these great stories comes to life for modern readers, in this masterful and compelling translation.

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The Fall of Arthur, the only venture by J.R.R. Tolkien into the legends of Arthur King of Britain, may well be regarded as his finest and most skillful achievement in the use of the Old English alliterative meter, but it depicts drama and adventure in language only Tolkien could have written. Edited by his son Christopher Tolkien, who also provides detailed commentary and notes.

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The Fall of Arthur, the only venture by J.R.R. Tolkien into the legends of Arthur, king of Britain, may well be regarded as his finest and most skillful achievement in the use of Old English alliterative meter, in which he brought to his transforming perceptions of the old narratives a pervasive sense of the grave and fateful nature of all that is told: of Arthurs expedition overseas into distant heathen lands, of Guineveres flight from Camelot, of the great sea battle on Arthurs return to Britain, in the portrait of the traitor Mordred, in the tormented doubts of Lancelot in his French castle. Unhappily, The Fall of Arthur was one of several long narrative poems that Tolkien abandoned. He evidently began it in the 1930s, and it was sufficiently advanced for him to send it to a very perceptive friend who read it with great enthusiasm at the end of 1934 and urgently pressed him, "You simply must finish it!" But in vain: he abandoned it at some unknown date, though there is evidence that it may have been in 1937, the year of publication of The Hobbit and the first stirrings of The Lord of the Rings. Years later, in a letter of 1955, he said that he "hoped to finish a long poem on The Fall of Arthur," but that day never came. Associated with the text of the poem, however, are many manuscript pages: a great quantity of drafting and experimentation in verse, in which the strange evolution of the poems structure is revealed, together with narrative synopses and significant tantalizing notes. In these notes can be discerned clear if mysterious associations of the Arthurian conclusion with The Silmarillion, and the bitter ending of the love of Lancelot and Guinevere, which was never written.

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Three epic poems from 14th century England speak of life during the age of chivalry. Translated from medieval English.

About the Author

J.R.R. TOLKIEN (1892–1973) is the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic and extraordinary works of fiction as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
CHRISTOPHER TOLKIEN is the third son of J.R.R. Tolkien. Appointed by Tolkien to be his literary executor, he has devoted himself to the editing and publication of unpublished writings, notably The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, and The History of Middle-earth.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345277602
Author:
Tolkien, J. R. R.
Publisher:
Del Rey Books
Translator:
Tolkien, J.R.R.
Preface by:
Tolkien, Christopher
Preface:
Tolkien, Christopher
Author:
Tolkien, Christopher
Author:
Tolkien, J.R.R.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
English poetry
Subject:
Arthurian romances
Subject:
English poetry -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- Modernized versions.
Subject:
Knights and knighthood
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Subject:
poetry;fiction;fantasy;medieval;literature;arthurian;mythology;medieval literature;classics;king arthur;classic;inklings;english;arthuriana;knights;anthology;middle ages;england;arthurian legend;gawain;chivalry;british literature;british;short stories;his
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
December 1979
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 0.79 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
The Fall of Arthur, the only venture by J.R.R. Tolkien into the legends of Arthur King of Britain, may well be regarded as his finest and most skillful achievement in the use of the Old English alliterative meter, but it depicts drama and adventure in language only Tolkien could have written. Edited by his son Christopher Tolkien, who also provides detailed commentary and notes.
"Synopsis" by ,
The Fall of Arthur, the only venture by J.R.R. Tolkien into the legends of Arthur, king of Britain, may well be regarded as his finest and most skillful achievement in the use of Old English alliterative meter, in which he brought to his transforming perceptions of the old narratives a pervasive sense of the grave and fateful nature of all that is told: of Arthurs expedition overseas into distant heathen lands, of Guineveres flight from Camelot, of the great sea battle on Arthurs return to Britain, in the portrait of the traitor Mordred, in the tormented doubts of Lancelot in his French castle. Unhappily, The Fall of Arthur was one of several long narrative poems that Tolkien abandoned. He evidently began it in the 1930s, and it was sufficiently advanced for him to send it to a very perceptive friend who read it with great enthusiasm at the end of 1934 and urgently pressed him, "You simply must finish it!" But in vain: he abandoned it at some unknown date, though there is evidence that it may have been in 1937, the year of publication of The Hobbit and the first stirrings of The Lord of the Rings. Years later, in a letter of 1955, he said that he "hoped to finish a long poem on The Fall of Arthur," but that day never came. Associated with the text of the poem, however, are many manuscript pages: a great quantity of drafting and experimentation in verse, in which the strange evolution of the poems structure is revealed, together with narrative synopses and significant tantalizing notes. In these notes can be discerned clear if mysterious associations of the Arthurian conclusion with The Silmarillion, and the bitter ending of the love of Lancelot and Guinevere, which was never written.
"Synopsis" by , Three epic poems from 14th century England speak of life during the age of chivalry. Translated from medieval English.
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