This is Tolkien's highly accessible translation of three early English poems, accompanied by an informative and scholarly introduction.
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“The publishers deserve thanks for these recordings, which open a window on the mediaeval world. As precious in their way as the Elgin Marbles, these poems unquestionably belong to us and our culture.”
It's Christmas at Camelot and King Arthur won't begin to feast until he has witnessed a marvel of chivalry. A mysterious knight, green from head to toe, rides in and brings the court's wait to an end with an implausible challenge to the Round Table: he will allow any of the knights to strike him once, with a battle-axe no less, on the condition that he is allowed to return the blow a year hence. At the centre of the story of the challenge and its consequences is Arthur's brave favourite, Sir Gawain.
This 14th-century poem tells of love and sex, honour and integrity, chivalry and magic, and above all right and wrong.
J R R Tolkien's fluent translation conveys the magic of the original text and is brought to life by the atmospheric reading of medieval scholar and former member of Monty Python's Flying Circus Terry Jones.
Other J R R Tolkien titles available from HarperCollins Audio Books include:
'Pearl and Sir Orfeo'(Translated by J R R Tolkien)
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003770665
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003003310
Book Description Unwin, 1990. Book Condition: neuwertig. Paperback Sprache: englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 116055
Book Description George Allen & Unwin, 1979. Paperback. Book Condition: Poor. Quite well worn through age and use. An acceptable reading copy. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 134884
Book Description Unwin Paperbacks., London, 1990. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Reprint in trade paperback. Crease to rear cover, light shelfwear, contents fine. Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 239643
Book Description Unwin Paperbacks, London, England, 1979. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Trade paperback with wear on the cover edges, scuffing and light rubbing to the covers. A Clean & unmarked interior. "This is Tolkien's highly accessible translation of three early English poems, accompanied by an informative and scholarly introduction. "; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 142 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 5611
Book Description George Allen & Unwin, 1979. Soft Cover. Book Condition: VG+. Bookseller Inventory # 002823
Book Description Unwin Books, London, 1988. So. Book Condition: Near Fine. Reprint. "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Pearl are two major and long neglected poems (written circa 1400 ad) by an unknown author. Sir Orfeo is a slighter, but no less attractive, poem that was an especial favourite of its translator. The three translations represent the complete rhyme and alliterative schemes of the orginials." . Clean crisp copy - l;ooks unread. Bookseller Inventory # 21947
Book Description London, Unwin paperbacks, 1979. VII, 142 S. Papierbedingt gebräunt. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 400 8°- Orig.-Karton (Kanten berieben). Bookseller Inventory # 18802
Book Description Unwin Paperback, London, 1983. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Good Plus. Reprint. pp141 plus pub.'s ads. Edgewear, small crease to a corner. 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Pearl are two major and long neglected poems by an unknown author, Sir Orfeo is a slighter, but no less attractive, poem that was an especial favourite of its translator. Tpresent the complete rhe three translations rhyme and allitertive schemes of the originals' 'Magnificent Athurian tale of love, sex, honour, social tact, personal integrity and folk-magic is one of the most approachable narrative poems in the language. Tolkein's version makes it come triumphantly alive, a moving and consoling elegy Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 1007177