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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: A New Verse Translation
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date November 2, 2008
Pages 198
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393334159
ISBN-10 0393334155
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.38 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
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"Compulsively readable. ... Simon Armitage has given us an energetic, free-flowing, high-spirited version."―Edward Hirsch, New York Times Book Review

One of the earliest great stories of English literature after ?Beowulf?, ?Sir Gawain? is the strange tale of a green knight on a green horse, who rudely interrupts King Arthur's Round Table festivities one Yuletide, challenging the knights to a wager. Simon Armitrage, one of Britain's leading poets, has produced an inventive and groundbreaking translation that "[helps] liberate ?Gawain ?from academia" (?Sunday Telegraph?). 2 illustrations

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Hardcover
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from W W Norton & Co Inc (October 30, 2007)
9780393060485 | details & prices | 198 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.02 lbs | List price $25.95
About: A poetic translation of the classic Arthurian story is an edition in alliterative language and rhyme of the epic confrontation between a young Round Table hero and a green-clad stranger who compels him to meet his destiny at the Green Chapel.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (November 2, 2008)
9780393334159 | details & prices | 198 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.38 lbs | List price $14.95
About: "Compulsively readable.

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