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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight ; Pearl ; Cleanness ; Patience /
edited by J. J. Anderson.
imprint
London : J.M. Dent, 1996.
description
xxv, 319 p. ; 20 cm.
ISBN
0460875108, 9780460875103
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series title
imprint
London : J.M. Dent, 1996.
isbn
0460875108
9780460875103
general note
"Based on the former Everyman edition by A.C. Cawley and J.J. Anderson."
"The four poems ... are found ... in a single manuscript (British Library MS Cotton Nero A.x., Art.3)." -- Intro.
catalogue key
10370682
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-319.
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Summaries
Unpaid Annotation
This edition is based on the former Everyman edition of 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Cleanness and Patience' by the late A.C. Cawley and myself. With the aim of helping readers coming to the poems for the first time and perhaps not very familiar with Middle English it offers the Middle English texts with some modernisation of spelling and full on-the-page glossing of difficult words and sentences, together with notes (in a separate section) which explain allusions and discuss points of interest.
Main Description
From the north-west midlands, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight dates from the second half of the 14th century.Gawain,a knight in Arthur's court,takes up the challenge of the Green Knight,and cuts off his head.The Knight informs Gawain he will have his revenge.Journeying to the Knight's abode to receive his lot Gawain takes thehospitality of a Lord,and endures the advances of his wife.The Lord is the GreenKnight and,when the time comes,merely nicks Gawain's neck for his infidelity and dishonour.Is Gawain a failure,or a hero?
Bowker Data Service Summary
This edition of four major poems of the Middle Ages aims to help readers coming to the poems for the first time who are not familiar with Middle English. It offers the Middle English texts with some modernisation of spelling.

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