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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo: with Pearl and Sir Orfeo By Translated by J. R. R. Tolkien

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo: with Pearl and Sir Orfeo
by Translated by J. R. R. Tolkien

A collection of three medieval English poems, translated by Tolkien for the modern-day reader and containing romance, tragedy, love, sex and honour.
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo: with Pearl and Sir Orfeo Summary


A collection of three medieval English poems, translated by Tolkien for the modern-day reader and containing romance, tragedy, love, sex and honour. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Pearl are two poems by an unknown author written in about 1400. Sir Gawain is a romance, a fairy-tale for adults, full of life and colour; but it is also much more than this, being at the same time a powerful moral tale which examines religious and social values. Pearl is apparently an elegy on the death of a child, a poem pervaded with a sense of great personal loss: but, like Gawain it is also a sophisticated and moving debate on much less tangible matters. Sir Orfeo is a slighter romance, belonging to an earlier and different tradition. It was a special favourite of Tolkien's. The three translations represent the complete rhyme and alliterative schemes of the originals.

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Sku
GOR001726792
Title
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo: with Pearl and Sir Orfeo
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Year published
Number of pages
178
ISBN 10
0261102591
ISBN 13
9780261102590
Prizes
N/A
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