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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Dover Books on Literature & Drama)

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This prose rendering of a poem from the late fourteenth century (or earlier) recounts an adventure undertaken by King Arthur's famous nephew, Sir Gawain. Brave and chivalrous, faithful to his word and ever-mindful of his honor, as well as others', Gawain represents the model of knightly grace. When a gigantic stranger clad in green armor bursts in on the Round Table assembly to issue a challenge, the gallant Gawain volunteers to do battle for his king. This parable blends paganistic elements and Christian ethics to celebrate the virtue of forgiveness, and it is frequently assigned to classes in literature and history because of its short length and its excellent representation of chivalric tradition.

Synopsis:

This interpretation by a distinguished scholar of one of English medieval literature's gems translates Middle English poetry into modern prose for a retelling that both preserves the spirit of the original and makes it accessible to modern readers.

Synopsis:

This prose rendering of a poem from the late 14th century (or earlier) recounts an adventure undertaken by King Arthur's famous nephew, Sir Gawain. Brave and chivalrous, faithful to his word and ever-mindful of his honor, as well as others', Gawain represents the model of knightly grace.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486431918
Retold:
Weston, Jessie Laidlay
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Retold by:
Weston, Jessie Laidlay
Retold:
Weston, Jessie Laidlay
Editor:
Weston, Jessie L.
Author:
Weston, Jessie Laidlay
Author:
Weston, Jessie L.
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Arthurian romances
Subject:
Gawain (legendary character)
Subject:
Gawain
Subject:
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Literature & Drama
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
1200x3800

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This interpretation by a distinguished scholar of one of English medieval literature's gems translates Middle English poetry into modern prose for a retelling that both preserves the spirit of the original and makes it accessible to modern readers.
"Synopsis" by ,
This prose rendering of a poem from the late 14th century (or earlier) recounts an adventure undertaken by King Arthur's famous nephew, Sir Gawain. Brave and chivalrous, faithful to his word and ever-mindful of his honor, as well as others', Gawain represents the model of knightly grace.
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