Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Pearl, Cleanness, Patience
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by J. J. Anderson
Book DescriptionFrom 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 Green Knight and, when the time comes, merely nicks Gawain's neck for his infidelity and dishonour. Is Gawain a failure, or a hero?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780460875103
(197mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 3-Jun-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Language and Imagination in the Gawain Poems, Paperback (March 2005)View all books by J. J. Anderson
This major new literary study offers a fresh view of the significance of a famous group of fourteenth-century poems, 'Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight'. It is written in a jargon-free style designed to appeal to specialist, non-specialist and student readers alike.
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Author Biography - J. J. Anderson
Dr J. J. Anderson is Honorary Research Fellow, formerly Senior Lecturer in English language, in the University of Manchester. His interests and publications are chiefly in the fields of medieval literature and early English drama.
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