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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Signet Classics)
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - Signet Classics Author:Burton Raffel King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table are in the middle of a Christmas feast when a green-skinned knight offers them a simple but deadly challenge. A challenge the brave Sir Gawain quickly-and fatefully-accepts. Brilliantly translated by distiguished poet Burton Raffel, this is a lyrical, accessible version of one of the most beloved tales in... more » Arthurian literature.« less
This book is divided into an introduction, the poem itself, and an afterword. The introduction makes the assumption (or mistake) that the reader has already read the poem before and is just reading this translation. If you have never read the poem before, skip the introduction since it gives the plot away. Otherwise, the introduction is entertaining and informative. The afterward was much less so.