Harrison, Keith (Trans) - Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - ( Item 126286 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2008. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Very Good+ slipcase. Some marks to panels of slipcase. Translated and introduced by Simon Armitage. Illustrated by Diana Sudyka. Bound in cloth. Frontispiece and 8 full-page colour illustrations. 13" x 9¼", 128 pages. The New Year has just been rung in when a terrifying stranger rides into Camelot: a great green knight who challenges King Arthur's knights to a wager. One of them may strike him with the Green Knight's own axe, but in return, the Green Knight must be allowed to strike a return blow in a year and a day. Sir Gawain accepts the challenge, and bravely beheads the stranger, but to the court's horror, the headless knight rides off, holding Gawain to his promise... A year later, Gawain sets off through the snowy wastes, towards an encounter that will test his courage, his chivalry and his very soul. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a masterpiece of medieval literature. Hailed by writers from J. R. R. Tolkien to Seamus Heaney, it is at once a stirring supernatural adventure and a profound meditation on courage, loyalty and human imperfection. This acclaimed new verse translation by award-winning poet Simon Armitage brings the beauty and robust vitality of the medieval original to a new generation of readers.
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