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'The introduction to Gawain is a little masterpiece.' Times Higher Educational Supplement 'This magnificent Arthurian tale of love, sex, honour, social tact, personal integrity and folk-magic is one of the greatest and most approachable narrative poems in the language. Tolkien's version makes it come triumphantly alive, a moving and consoling elegy.' Birmingham Post --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT, PEARL, and SIR ORFEO are masterpieces of a remote and exotic age--the age of chivalry and wizards, knights and holy quests. Yet it is only in the unique artistry and imagination of J.R.R. Tolken that the language, romance, and power of these great stories comes to life for modern readers, in this masterful and compelling new translation.See all Editorial Reviews
Great addition to a JRR Tolkien fanatic, however it is not a novel but more of a remake of old poem. Is hard to understand at times but overal a great collection of work.Published 1 month ago by N man
The Tolkien translation of these poems seems wonderful to me. I am not a medieval literature scholar, but well-educated in literature. Read morePublished 6 months ago by jack harter
These translations of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl and Sir Orfeo are wonderful reads of three major lyric verses of the middle ages. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jason G
Simon Armitage's lyrical translation of this 600-year-old medieval English poem begs to be read aloud. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Felicia Jordan