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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Penguin Classics)

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ISBN 0140440925 / 9780140440928 / 0-14-044092-5
Publisher Penguin Classics
Language English
Edition Softcover
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'Be prepared to perform what you promised, Gawain; Seek faithfully till you find me ...' A New Year's feast at King Arthur's court is interrupted by the appearance of a gigantic Green Knight, resplendent on horseback. He challenges any one of Arthur's men to behead him, provided that if he survives he can return the blow a year later. Sir Gawain accepts the challenge and decapitates the knight - but the mysterious warrior cheats death and vanishes, bearing his head with him. The following winter Gawain sets out to find the Knight in the wild Northern lands and to keep his side of the bargain. One of the great masterpieces of Middle English poetry, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight magically combines elements of fairy tale and heroic sagas with the pageantry, chivalry and courtly love of medieval Romance. Brian Stone's evocative translation is accompanied by an introduction that examines the Romance genre, and the poem's epic and pagan sources. This edition also includes essays discussing the central characters and themes, theories about authorship and Arthurian legends, and suggestions for further reading and notes. @GawainsWorld So listen here, some green man came to the hall and wants someone to cut his head off. Some sort of dare? Could be fun, right? The deal is I cut off his head now, and he cuts off mine a year later. What a jester, doesn't he know he'll be dead? This goblin fellow is totally dead. All seemed fine until Ichabod Crane here fell to the floor, stood up, and picked up his head. His head, in his hands. In HIS HANDS! From Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less [via]