Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Anonymous audiobook

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: A New Verse Translation

By Anonymous
Translated by Simon Armitage
Read by Bill Wallis

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781538459560

  • ISBN: 9780792750413

Runtime: 5.72 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Poetry
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

One of the 2008 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Fiction

The famous Middle English poem by an anonymous English poet is beautifully translated by fellow poet Simon Armitage in this edition. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight narrates in crystalline verse the strange tale of a green knight who rudely interrupts the Round Table festivities one Yuletide, casting a pall of unease over the company and challenging one of their number to a wager. The virtuous Gawain accepts and decapitates the intruder with his own ax. Gushing blood, the knight reclaims his head, orders Gawain to seek him out a year hence, and departs. Next Yuletide Gawain dutifully sets forth. His quest for the Green Knight involves a winter journey, a seduction scene in a dream-like castle, a dire challenge answered, and a drama of enigmatic reward disguised as psychic undoing.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Poetry
Runtime: 5.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English