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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Hardback)
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Hardback)

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Hardback 168 Pages / Published: 18/10/2018
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When a mysterious green knight arrives unbidden at Camelot one Christmas, only the young and inexperienced Gawain is brave or foolhardy enough to take up his challenge . . . This story, first told in the late fourteenth century, is one of the most enthralling, enigmatic and beloved poems in the English language. Simon Armitage's version is meticulously responsive to the tact, sophistication and dramatic intensity of the original. It is as if, six hundred years apart, two poets set out on a journey through the same mesmeric landscape - physical, allegorical and acoustic - in the course of which the Gawain poet has finally found his true translator. The poem's key episodes have been visualised into a series of bold, richly textured screen-prints by British artist Clive Hicks-Jenkins. They are reproduced here, alongside Armitage's revised text, to create a special edition of this marvellous classic.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571340163
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 550 g
Dimensions: 212 x 162 x 21 mm
Edition: Main

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Hardback

“As Good As It Always Was”

Like most people I have heard of and usually avoided this epic poem suspecting that it might be very boring. I was drawn to this translation by the lovely painting on the hardback cover and by the fact it has been... More

Paperback edition
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“A wonderful translation”

Armitage's translation just skips along unfolding the bizarre events of Gawain's journey. It's one to be read aloud, and for sharing.

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