Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

A New Verse Translation
CD - unabridged
Audio (5 discs)
Product Number: DD33833
Released: Oct 01, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538459560
Narrator/s: Bill Wallis
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The famous Middle English poem by an anonymous English poet is beautifully translated by fellow poet Simon Armitage in this edition. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 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 ax. 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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Narrator(s): Bill Wallis
Product Number Z100018875
Released: Nov 06, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780792751441

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