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Harrison, Keith (Trans) - Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - ( Item 119993 )

Published in London by Folio Society. 2008. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Good+ slipcase. Some marks to panels of slipcase. Tear to cloth along two inches at the top of the slipcase. Translated and introduced by Simon Armitage. Illustrated by Diana Sudyka. Bound in cloth. Frontispiece and 8 full-page colour illustrations. 13" x 9", 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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