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Sir Gawain And The Green Knight/Pearl/Cleanness/Patience (Everyman's Library (Paper))

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    Dr J.J. Anderson(Editor)

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From the north-west midlands, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight dates from the second half of the 14th century. Gawain, a knight in Arthur's court, takes up the challenge of the Green Knight, and cuts off his head. The Knight informs Gawain he will have his revenge.

Journeying to the Knight's abode to receive his lot Gawain takes thehospitality of a Lord, and endures the advances of his wife. The Lord is the Green Knight and, when the time comes, merely nicks Gawain's neck for his infidelity and dishonour. Is Gawain a failure, or a hero?

SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT is one of the most important alliterative poems of Medieval literature

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  • PDF | 352 pages
  • Dr J.J. Anderson(Editor)
  • W&N; New Ed edition (3 Jun. 1996)
  • English
  • 4
  • Poetry, Drama & Criticism

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  • By Delia on 31 May 2012

    The works in this book are widely acknowledged of one of the most beautiful verse in Middle English. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Pearl, in particular, share beautiful ornate language that paints vivid pictures of the scenery. Pearl, moreover, contains one of the most sentimental portrayals of grief and is heart-breaking at points. It is certainly worth reading in the original.This particular edition was recommended to me by my tutor at university and I found it especially helpful. The editor, J. J. Anderson, has added useful notes to help you understand the text better than you would yourself at first glance.Moreover, it is one of the few versions which provide all the works by the Gawain-poet (or Pearl-poet) together.It is a real shame the book is out of print and only available second hand, given that it is such a widely used and recommended text for students.(Another great edition for Pearl, is that by E. V. Gordon.)

  • By Dominic on 5 June 2016

    This review is concerns the quality of the physical book - not the text!Everyman used to produce books that were good quality and a pleasure to hold and read - this book is printed on paper which approximates to newsprint! This kind of thing will hasten the end of books as we know them - why would anyone prefer such an unpleasant book to the e-book? Shameful!

  • By Other J on 24 March 2015

    Absolute must buy for students and readers alike. Really the only good study edition of Gawain that I can find.

  • By bookwormsu on 14 September 2010

    This edition is what I wanted but it took a lot of searching. Most editions now are translated for the modern reader, which misses the beauty of the original. This appears to be an authoritative edition which superseded the one (Tolkein) which I studied in college. It is well supported with notes and glosses and I like them on the page rather than having to turn to the end. The design is well done, so if you want to read just the poem and not be distracted by the transcriptions, you can just put a piece of paper over them, or just ignore them. You have the sense of the original plus support if you need it. This is a much better method than the Worlds Classics editions which drive one distracted with numbers in the text referring to notes at the back of the edition.I was really pleased to see that the first poem is "Pearl" as it is this I bought it for, having, in my retirement a hankering to read it again. I just took off one star because the paper quality is a bit rough. However I am very pleased with it. Thank you Amazon.

  • By Harry on 14 August 2017

    An Arthurian poem, good to read/compare with Malory and Tennyson.


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