Sir Gawain And The Green Knight, Pearl, Sir Orfeo

byJ.R.R. TolkienPreface byChristopher Tolkien

December 12, 1979|
Sir Gawain And The Green Knight, Pearl, Sir Orfeo by J.R.R. Tolkien
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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.
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. After serving in World War I, he embarked upon a distinguished academic career and was recognized as one of the finest philologists in the world. He was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College...
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Title:Sir Gawain And The Green Knight, Pearl, Sir Orfeo
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Product dimensions:224 pages, 6.85 X 4.15 X 0.6 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 6.85 X 4.15 X 0.6 in
Published:December 12, 1979
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780345277602

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