Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo

Paperback(Mass Market Paperback - Reissue)

$7.99
View All Available Formats & Editions
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Use Standard Shipping ,  For guaranteed delivery by Dec. 24.
    Same Day delivery in Manhattan. 
    Details

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Joel_M More than 1 year ago
This is Tolkien's translation of three medieval poems: "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight," "Pearl," and "Sir Orfeo." Of the three poems, I liked "Sir Gawain" (a tale from the Arthurian mythos) the best because the alliterative verse was very well executed and is unusual in modern poetry. I did not really care for "Pearl" (a Roman Catholic treatise on the death of a child). It did not really match the heroic/chivalric/fairytale theme of the other two poems, reading more like a dramatized chatechism. "Sir Orfeo" follows a more normal rhyme and meter and tells a good old fashioned fairytale. This book offers a chance to see Tolkien's skill as a scholar, translator, and lover of beautiful language. It is well worth a read for fans of Tolkien, fantasy, or medieval poetry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
stephanieward More than 1 year ago
i must have read these as an english major at the university--and, of course the story has been a part of early literature in many different forms & places...but tolkien's translation rocks! i had not known that he was a scholar...all i knew waas from the hobbit--but this awareness opened a new reading direction for me--what else has he translated, etc. the first impression this translation left me was that tolkien relished these stories--and his enthusiasm held up to the very end!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
A higly interesting tale involving the heroic exploits of one Sir Gawain. This book sheds light upon the chivalric mindset as well as on English folklore
Guest More than 1 year ago
If I had any other wishes I would order the rest of these books along with the Triology.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a booooooook that was an enjoyable walk in the park with. I do recommend reading it, and remember to wear your reading glasses. Don't ever put this book in the washing machine.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Like all his other books, I think this one is very well written and very intresting.