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A holly bough, an axe, and a deadly game - these aren't what we normally think of in a Christmas story but at Camelot in the court of King Arthur marvels are to be expected. Sir Gawain And The Green Knight is the peerless tale of Gawain's adventure to fulfill an oath to a mysterious, and seemingly immortal, Green Knight. The manuscript was seemingly forgotten for almost two centuries, but since its first reproduction in 1839 it has attracted literary giants such as Simon Armitage and JRR Tolkien with its tale of danger and temptation for the noblest of the knights of The Round Table. Here the original Middle English text is presented in full with interleaved pages to allow for note taking, translations, and more. The glossary section includes word definitions and notes from Sir Frederic Madden and Richard Morris to elucidate points from this fascinating and long forgotten work.

This Study Text is meant to give students, scholars, and translators an affordable paperback version of the original text that can be used for notes, markups, and analysis. Included is the full original text with facing blank pages, a glossary and commentary section of useful words and phrases, and an introduction to the importance of Sir Gawain And The Green Knight. Through these texts we hope to make the best of Classical and Medieval texts available in a format that encourages note taking and textual analysis that is otherwise not possible in larger or more expensive volumes.

Sir Gawain & The Green Knight: Narona Study Text

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