RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 725827681 LA Includes both the modern English and the Middle English text. T1 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight : a close verse translation A1 Benson, Larry Dean,, PB West Virginia University Press PP Morgantown YR 2012 SN 9781933202891 9781935978107 1933202890 1935978101 AB "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a late fourteenth-century Middle English alliterative romance outlining an adventure of Sir Gawain, a knight of King Arthur's Round Table. In this poem, Sir Gawain accepts a challenge from a mysterious green warrior. In a struggle to uphold his oath along this quest, Gawain demonstrates chivalry, loyalty, and honor. This new verse translation of the most popular English romance of the fourteenth century to survive to the present offers students an accessible way of approaching the literature of medieval England without losing the flavor of the original writing. The language of Sir Gawain presents considerable problems to present-day readers as it is written in the West Midlands dialect before English became standardized. With a foreword by Daniel Donoghue, the close verse translation includes facing pages of the original fourteenth-century text and its modern translation"--Publisher's website.