FREE SHIPPING

on all orders of $59 or more

FREE SHIPPING on all orders of $59 or more! (Normally $79 minimum.)
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Anonymous (Author); O'Donoghue, Bernard (Translator); O'Donoghue, Bernard (Introduction by), 9780140424539
Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.
  • ISBN: 9780140424539 | 0140424539
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/24/2007
  • Rent Book

    (Recommended)

    $8.03
     
    Term
    Due
    Price
  • Buy Used Book

    Usually Ships in 3-5 Business Days

    $6.17
  • Buy New Book

    In Stock Usually Ships in 24 Hours

    $8.78
One of the greatest works of the Middle Ages, in a marvelous new verse translation Composed in the fourteenth century, Sir Gawain and the Green Knightis as beloved as it is venerable, combining the hallmarks of medieval romanceópageantry, chivalry, and courtly loveówith the charm of fairy tales and heroic sagas. When a mysterious green knight rides on horseback into King Arthurís court, interrupting a New Yearís feast, he issues a challenge: if any of King Arthurís men can behead him and he survives, then a year later he is entitled to return the strike. Sir Gawain takes up the challenge and decapitates the green knight, only to see him pick up his severed head and ride away, leaving Gawain to seek him out to fulfill their pact. Blending Celtic myth and Christian faith, Sir Gawain and the Green Knightis a Middle English masterpiece of magic, chivalry, and seduction.

You might also enjoy...



Please wait while the item is added to your bag...