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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Author: Simon Armitage; Bill Wallis
Publisher: North Kingstown, R.I. : BBC Audiobooks America, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This translation narrates in crystalline verse the strange tale of a green knight who rudely interrupts the Round Table festivities one Yuletide, casting a pall of unease over the company and challenging one of their number to a wager. The virtuous Gawain accepts, and decapitates the intruder with his own axe. Gushing blood, the knight reclaims his head, orders Gawain to seek him out a year hence, and departs. Next  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Poetry
Romances
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Armitage; Bill Wallis
ISBN: 9780792750413 0792750411
OCLC Number: 181091830
Notes: In container (17 cm.).
Title from container.
"Sound Library"--Container.
"Complete & Unabridged"--Container.
"Digitally Mastered"--Container.
Compact disc.
Performer(s): Read by Bill Wallis.
Description: 6 sound discs (5 hr., 44 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Other Titles: Gawain and the Grene Knight.
Responsibility: [translated by] Simon Armitage.

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This translation narrates in crystalline verse the strange tale of a green knight who rudely interrupts the Round Table festivities one Yuletide, casting a pall of unease over the company and challenging one of their number to a wager. The virtuous Gawain accepts, and decapitates the intruder with his own axe. Gushing blood, the knight reclaims his head, orders Gawain to seek him out a year hence, and departs. Next Yuletide Gawain dutifully sets forth. His quest for the Green Knight involves a winter journey, a seduction scene in a dream-like castle, a dire challenge answered, and a drama of enigmatic reward disguised as psychic undoing.

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