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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Signet Classics)

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The epic poem of honor and bravery

Written by an anonymous fourteenth-century poet, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is recognized as an equal to Chaucer’s masterworks and to the great Old English poems, Beowulf included. A green-skinned knight offers the Knights of the Round Table a simple but deadly challenge—a challenge taken on by the brave Sir Gawain. A challenge that will force him to choose between his honor and his life...

@GawainsWorld So listen here, some green man came to the hall and wants someone to cut his head off. Some sort of dare? Could be fun, right?

The deal is I cut off his head now, and he cuts off mine a year later. What a jester, doesn’t he know he’ll be dead?

This goblin fellow is totally dead.

All seemed fine until Ichabod Crane here fell to the floor, stood up, and picked up his head. His head, in his hands. In HIS HANDS!

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Synopsis:

During a Christmas feast at Camelot, King Arthur and his knights are interrupted by a monstrous green-skinned knight who offers them a simple but deadly challenge. Sir Gawain accepts this challenge, which will force him to choose between his honor and his life. Written by an unknown 14th century poet, this beloved tale is translated from the Old English.

Synopsis:

Written by an anonymous 14th-century poet, this epic poem is recognized as an equal of Chaucer's masterworks and of the great Old English poems, including "Beowulf." This edition includes a Preface by Raffel and a new Introduction. Revised reissue.

Synopsis:

The epic poem of honor and bravery

Written by an anonymous fourteenth-century poet, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is recognized as an equal to Chaucer’s masterworks and to the great Old English poems, Beowulf included. A green-skinned knight offers the Knights of the Round Table a simple but deadly challenge—a challenge taken on by the brave Sir Gawain. A challenge that will force him to choose between his honor and his life...

About the Author

Burton Raffel has taught English, Classics, and Comparative Literature at universities in the United States, Israel, and Canada. His books include translations of Beowulf, Horace: Odes, Epodes, Epistles, Satires, The Complete Poetry and Prose of Chairil Anwar, From the Vietnamese, Ten Centuries of Poetry, The Complete Poetry of Osip Emilevich, Mandelstram (with Alla Burago), and Poems From the Old English and The Annotated Milton; several critical studies, Introduction to Poetry, How to Read a Poem, The Development of Modern Indonesian Poetry, and The Forked Tounge: A Study of the Translation Process; and Mia Poems, a volume of his own poetry. Mr. Raffel practiced law on Wall Street and taught in the Ford Foundation’s English Language Teacher Training Project in Indonesia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451531193
Author:
Raffel, Burton
Publisher:
Signet Classics
Introduction by:
Webster, Brenda
Introduction:
Webster, Brenda
Author:
Isaacs, Neil D.
Author:
Webster, Brenda
Afterword by:
Isaacs, Neil D.
Afterword:
Isaacs, Neil D.
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Knights and knighthood
Subject:
Arthurian romances
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Subject:
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Signet Classics
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
6.50x4.10x.70 in. .17 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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"Synopsis" by , During a Christmas feast at Camelot, King Arthur and his knights are interrupted by a monstrous green-skinned knight who offers them a simple but deadly challenge. Sir Gawain accepts this challenge, which will force him to choose between his honor and his life. Written by an unknown 14th century poet, this beloved tale is translated from the Old English.
"Synopsis" by , Written by an anonymous 14th-century poet, this epic poem is recognized as an equal of Chaucer's masterworks and of the great Old English poems, including "Beowulf." This edition includes a Preface by Raffel and a new Introduction. Revised reissue.
"Synopsis" by ,
The epic poem of honor and bravery

Written by an anonymous fourteenth-century poet, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is recognized as an equal to Chaucer’s masterworks and to the great Old English poems, Beowulf included. A green-skinned knight offers the Knights of the Round Table a simple but deadly challenge—a challenge taken on by the brave Sir Gawain. A challenge that will force him to choose between his honor and his life...

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