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  • Published: 26 June 2014
  • ISBN: 9780140424140
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 1040
  • RRP: $39.99
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The Works of the Gawain Poet

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Cleanness, Patience




A new volume of the works of the Gawain poet, destined to become the definitive edition for students and scholars

This volume brings together four works of the unknown fourteenth-century poet famous for the Arthurian romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, in their original Middle English. In one of the great tales of medieval literature, Gawain, the noblest knight of King Arthur's court, must keep a deadly bargain with a monstrous knight and resist the advances of his host's beautiful wife. The dream vision of Pearl depicts a bereaved father whose lost child leads him to glimpse heaven. And in moral poems based on stories from the Bible, Cleanness warns against sins of the flesh and of desecration, whilePatience encourages readers to endure suffering as God's will.

  • Published: 26 June 2014
  • ISBN: 9780140424140
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 1040
  • RRP: $39.99
Categories:

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