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Uniform Title Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. English & English (Middle English)
Title Sir Gawain and the Green Knight : a close verse translation / translated by Larry D. Benson with a foreword and middle English text edited by Daniel Donoghue
Edition First edition
Published Morgantown : West Virginia University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 187 pages)
Series Medieval European studies ; v. 13
Medieval European studies ; v. 13
Summary "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a late fourteenth-century Middle English alliterative romance outlining an adventure of Sir Gawain, a knight of King Arthur's Round Table. In this poem, Sir Gawain accepts a challenge from a mysterious green warrior. In a struggle to uphold his oath along this quest, Gawain demonstrates chivalry, loyalty, and honor. This new verse translation of the most popular and enduring fourteenth century romance to survive to the present offers students an accessible way of approaching the literature of medieval England without losing the flavor of the original writing. The language of Sir Gawain presents considerable problems to present-day readers as it is written in the West Midlands dialect before English became standardized. With a foreword by David Donoghue, the close verse translation includes facing pages of the original fourteenth-century text and its modern translation."--Project Muse
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages xxvi-xxviii)
Notes Includes both the modern English and the Middle English text
Print version record
Subject Gawain (Legendary character) -- Romances
Green Knight (Arthurian legendary character) -- Romances.
Arthurian romances.
Knights and knighthood -- Poetry.
Genre/Form Poetry.
Form Electronic book
Author Benson, Larry Dean, 1929- translator
ISBN 1935978101 (electronic)
1935978632 (electronic bk.)
9781935978107 (electronic)
9781935978633 (electronic bk.)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)