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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Author: Simon Armitage
Publisher: London : Faber and Faber, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Preserved on a single surviving manuscript dating from around 1400, composed by an anonymous master, `Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' was rediscovered only two hundred years ago, and published for the first time in 1839. The poems narrates the strange tale of a green knight on a green horse, who interrupts the Round Table festivities one Yuletide, casting a pall of unease over the company and challenging one of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Arthurian romances
Poetry
Romances
Named Person: Gawain, (Legendary character); Gawain, (Legendary character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Armitage
ISBN: 9780571223275 0571223273
OCLC Number: 123536594
Language Note: Translated from the Middle English.
Description: ix, 114 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
Responsibility: translated by Simon Armitage.

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Narrates the strange tale of a green knight who rudely interrupts the Round Table festivities one Yuletide, challenging one of their number to a wager. The virtuous Gawain accepts, and decapitates  Read more...

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