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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Dover Books on Literature  Drama)
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - Dover Books on Literature Drama
This prose rendering of a poem from the late fourteenth century (or earlier) recounts an adventure undertaken by King Arthur's famous nephew, Sir Gawain. Brave and chivalrous, faithful to his word and ever-mindful of his honor, as well as others', Gawain represents the model of knightly grace. When a gigantic stranger clad in green armor bursts ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780486431918
ISBN-10: 0486431916
Publication Date: 8/22/2003
Pages: 64
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4.3 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Dover Publications
Book Type: Paperback
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readinmama avatar reviewed Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Dover Books on Literature Drama) on + 8 more book reviews
My husband recommended that I read this small 50 page book. The tale is 'retold in modern prose' by Jessie L. Weston.

A great green stranger appears in the court of King Arthur during the New Year's feast. He puts a challenge out that anyone can cut his head off as long as in a year he gets to give the same back. Sir Gawain volunteers.

Follow the story to find out what happens. It will only take you a little time to read this tale from the 14th century and you can say you've read one of the great Arthurian legends.

Two thumbs up for this entertaining tale.
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The medieval classic retold in modern prose. This tale of chivalry blends pagan and Christian ethics and is a medievel look at such virtues as forgiveness and honor.


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