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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
- By: J. R. R. Tolkien
- Narrated by: Terry Jones
- Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
A collection of three medieval English poems, translated by Tolkien for the modern-day reader and containing romance, tragedy, love, sex and honour.
Great poems from our English past
- By Roger on 10-27-18
Enjoyed Tolkien’s translation.
Those who enjoy J.R.R Tolkien’s fictional works, so full of magic, imagined history, and beautiful languages, will find pleasure too in reading through this example of Tolkien’s creativity at his “day job”: he was one of the finest philologists in the world. Timeless stories of adventure, gracious chivalry at its best, faith, loss, and love are translated from Middle English to modern tongue with wit, depth, and lyricism. I thoroughly enjoyed these three tales from medieval Britain.