Sir Gawain and the Green Knight/Pearl/Sir Orfeo by J R R Tolkien

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight/Pearl/Sir Orfeo Paperback Dec 12 1979

By J R R Tolkien
Paperback
$7.33 USD

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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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
Random House Inc
Publication date
Dec 12 1979
Language
English
Pages
224
ISBN-13
9780345277602
ISBN-10
0345277600
Weight
113g
Dimensions
108.0mm x 177.0mm