Download PDF or read online Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Book by and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2013-11-07 with total page 100 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : 'Tomorrow I must set off to receive that blow, to seek out that creature in green, God help me!' J.R.R. Tolkien spent much of his life studying, translating and teaching the great epic stories of northern Europe, filled with heroes, dragons, trolls, dwarves and magic. He was hugely influential for his advocacy of Beowulf as a great work of literature and, even if he had never written The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, would be recognised today as a significant figure in the rediscovery of these extraordinary tales. Legends from the Ancient North brings together from Penguin Classics five of the key works behind Tolkien's fiction.They are startling, brutal, strange pieces of writing, with an elemental power brilliantly preserved in these translations.They plunge the reader into a world of treachery, quests, chivalry, trials of strength.They are the most ancient narratives that exist from northern Europe and bring us as near as we will ever get to the origins of the magical landscape of Middle-earth (Midgard) which Tolkien remade in the 20th century.
Download PDF or read online Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - Facing Page Translation Book by James Winny and published by Broadview Press. This book was released on 1995-05-31 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The fourteenth-century poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is one of the greatest classics of English literature, but one of the least accessible to most twentieth-century readers. Written in an obscure dialect, it is far more difficult to digest in the original than are most other late medieval English works. Yet any translation is bound to lose much of the flavour of the original. This edition of the poem offers the original text together with a facing-page translation. With the alliterative Middle English before the reader, James Winny provides a non-alliterative and sensitively literal rendering in modern English. This edition also provides an introduction, explanatory and textual notes, a further note on some words that present particular difficulties, and, in the appendices, two contemporary stories, The Feast of Bricriu and The Knight of the Sword, which provide insight on the poem.
Download PDF or read online Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Book by Jessie L. Weston and published by Courier Dover Publications. This book was released on 2021-06-23 with total page 115 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : "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 that of 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 pagan 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"--
Download PDF or read online Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Sir Orfeo Book by J.R.R. Tolkien and published by Del Rey. This book was released on 1979-12-12 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Three masterpieces of medieval poetry, translated by the author of The Lord of the Rings—including Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the poem that inspired the major motion picture The Green Knight Comparable to the works of Chaucer, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo weave a bright tapestry of stories from a remote age of chivalry and wizards, knights and holy quests—but unlike The Canterbury Tales, the name of the poet who wrote them is lost to time. Masterfully translated from the original Middle English by J.R.R. Tolkien, the language of these great poems comes to life for modern readers. At the center of this collection is Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a tale as lush and dark as England’s medieval forests. Mixing romance and adventure, Sir Gawain follows King Arthur’s most noble knight on an adventure of epic enchantment, temptation, and destiny.
Download PDF or read online Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Book by M. T. A. Smith and published by . This book was released on 2018-07-26 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : It is New Year at Camelot and a mysterious green knight appears at King Arthur's court. Challenging the knights of the Round Table to a Christmas game, he offers his splendid axe as a prize to whoever is brave enough to behead him with just one strike. The condition is that his challenger must seek him out in a year and a day to have the deed returned. Sir Gawain accepts and decapitates the stranger, only to see him pick up his head, walk out of the hall and ride away on his horse. Now Gawain must complete his part of the bargain, search for his foe and confront what seems his doom... Michael Smith's translation of this magnificent Arthurian romance draws on his intimate experience of the North West of England and his knowledge of mediaeval history, culture and architecture. He takes us back to the original poetic form of the manuscript and brings it alive for a modern audience, while revealing the poem's historic and literary context. The book is beautifully illustrated by throughout with detailed recreations of the illuminated lettering in the original manuscript and the author's own linocut prints, each meticulously researched for contemporary accuracy. This is an exciting new edition that will appeal both to students of the Gawain-poet and the general reader alike.
Download PDF or read online Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Book by William Raymond Johnston Barron and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 1998 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Dual text on facing pages, now revised and updated. Critically acclaimed translation now in its twenty fifth year. Extensive notes, glossary and introduction .
Download PDF or read online Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Book by R. A. Waldron and published by Northwestern University Press. This book was released on 1970 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts going to school and the other children make fun of it.
Download PDF or read online Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Book by Michael Morpurgo and published by Candlewick Press (MA). This book was released on 2015-02-10 with total page 193 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The quest of Sir Gawain for the Green Knight teaches him a lesson in pride, humility, and honor.
Download PDF or read online Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Book by Elisabeth Brewer and published by Boydell & Brewer Ltd. This book was released on 1992 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This anthology of medieval writing provides a context for a deeper understanding of the Gawain-poet's originality and skill.
Download PDF or read online Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Book by John Gardner and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2011-11-30 with total page 219 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The classic tale of adventure, romance, and chivalry--now a major motion picture starring Dev Patel! The adventures and challenges of Sir Gawain, King Arthur’s nephew and a knight at the Round Table, including his duel with the mysterious Green Knight, are among the oldest and best known of Arthurian stories. Here the distinguished author and poet John Gardner has captured the humor, elegance, and richness of the original Middle English in flowing modern verse translations of this literary masterpiece. Besides the tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, this edition includes two allegorical poems, “Purity” and “Patience”; the beautiful dream allegory “Pearl”; and the miracle story “Saint Erkenwald,” all attributed to the same anonymous poet, a contemporary of Chaucer and an artist of the first rank. “Mr. Gardner has translated into modern English and edited a text of these five poems that could hardly be improved. . . . The entire work is preceded by a very fine and complete general introduction and a critical commentary on each poem.”—Library Journal
Download PDF or read online A Reading of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Book by J A Burrow and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-07-12 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Originally published in 1965, A Reading of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is an interpretation of the most important poem in Middle English literature, the only fourteenth century work which can stand beside Chaucer. The book examines the poem’s conventions and purposes in a critical analysis and provides a useful and insightful introduction to ‘Sir Gawain’. It will be of interest to students and academics studying the poem of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
Download PDF or read online The Works of the Gawain Poet Book by Ad Putter and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2014-07-10 with total page 1040 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : A new volume of the works of the Gawain poet, destined to become the definitive edition for students and scholars. This volume brings together four works of the unknown fourteenth-century poet famous for the Arthurian romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, in their original Middle English. In one of the great tales of medieval literature, Gawain, the noblest knight of King Arthur's court, must keep a deadly bargain with a monstrous knight and resist the advances of his host's beautiful wife. The dream vision of Pearl depicts a bereaved father whose lost child leads him to glimpse heaven. And in moral poems based on stories from the Bible, Cleanness warns against sins of the flesh and of desecration, while Patience encourages readers to endure suffering as God's will. Little is known about the so-called 'Gawain poet', who wrote during the late fourteenth century. It is believed that he came from south-east Cheshire, an important cultural and economic centre at the time, and he was clearly well-read in Latin, French and English. Although he is not named as the author of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Patience, Cleanness, the four works have been attributed to him based on a careful comparison of their language, date and themes. Myra Stokes was formerly Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at Bristol University. Her books include Justice and Mercy in Piers Plowman and The Language of Jane Austen. Ad Putter teaches at the English Department and the Centre for Medieval Studies of the University of Bristol, where is Professor of Medieval English Literature. His monographs include Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and French Arthurian Romance and An Introduction to the Gawain Poet, and he is also co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Arthurian Legend.
Download PDF or read online Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Book by and published by Courier Dover Publications. This book was released on 2018-07-18 with total page 145 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : While the knights of King Arthur's Round Table are toasting the new year, a colossal stranger clad in green armor bursts in to deliver a formidable challenge: Any of them may strike off the intruder's head as long as he is prepared to receive a similar blow from the Green Knight in one year. Of all the gallant knights in the assembly, only Sir Gawain—brave, gallant, and true to his word—is willing to answer the dare. So begins this gem of medieval English literature, which traces Gawain's adventures as he endeavors to fulfill his pledge. Dating from the late fourteenth century or earlier, the story blends paganistic elements with Christian ethics to celebrate the virtue of forgiveness, thus forming a classic example of the chivalric tradition. This edition presents the legend in two forms: in prose and in verse, both translated by the distinguished scholar Jessie Weston.
Download PDF or read online Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Book by Jessie Laidlay Weston and published by Courier Corporation. This book was released on 2003-01-01 with total page 68 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/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.
Download PDF or read online Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Book by Keith Harrison and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1998 with total page 109 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : 'The finest translation in and for our time' (Kevin Crossley-Holland) Sir Gawain and The Green Knight, with its intricate plot of enchantment and betrayal is probably the most skilfully told story in the whole of the English Arthurian cycle. Originating from the north-west midlands of England, it is based on two separate and very ancient Celtic motifs of the Beheading and the Exchange of Winnings, brought together by the anonymous 14th century poet. His telling comprehends a great variety of moods and modes - from the stark realism of the hunt-scenes to the delicious and dangerous bedroom encounters between Lady Bercilak and Gawain, from moments of pure lyric beauty when he evokes the English countryside in all its seasons, to authorial asides that are full of irony and puckish humour. This new verse translation uses a modern alliterative pattern which subtly echoes the music of the original at the same time as it strives for fidelity.
Download PDF or read online Sir Gawain and the Classical Tradition Book by E.L. Risden and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2006-01-27 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The 14th century English alliterative poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is admired for its morally complex plot and brilliant poetics. A chivalric romance placed in an Arthurian setting, it has since received acclaim for its commentary regarding important socio-political and religious concerns. The poem's technical brilliance blends psychological depth and vivid language to produce an effect widely considered superior to any other work of the time. Although the poem is a combination of English alliterative meter, romanticism, and a wide-ranging knowledge of Celtic lore, continental materials and Latin classics, the extent to which Classical antecedents affected or directed the poem is a point of continued controversy among literary scholars. This collection of essays by scholars of diverse interests addresses this puzzling and fascinating question. The introduction provides an expansive background for the topic, and subsequent essays explore the extent to which classical Greek, Roman, Arabic, Christian and Celtic influences are revealed in the poem's opening and closing allusions, themes, and composition. Essays discuss the way in which the anonymous author of Sir Gawain employs figural echoes of classical materials, cultural memoirs of past British tradition, and romantic re-textualizations of Trojan and British literature. It is argued that Sir Gawain may be understood as an Aeneas, Achilles, or Odysseus figure, while the British situation in the 14th century may be understood as analogous to that of ancient Troy.
Download PDF or read online Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Book by Simon Armitage and published by . This book was released on 2018-10-18 with total page 151 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Christmas gift edition of Armitage's hugely popular translation: with revised text, and color illustrations by Clive Hicks-Jenkins