• Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Terry Jones
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (716 ratings)

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

By: J. R. R. Tolkien
Narrated by: Terry Jones
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Publisher's summary

A collection of three medieval English poems, translated by Tolkien for the modern-day reader and containing romance, tragedy, love, sex and honour.
©1975 J.R.R. Tolkien Copyright Trust; (p)1997 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London, UK

Critic reviews

"The introduction to Gawain is a little masterpiece." (Times Higher Educational Supplement)
"This magnificent Arthurian tale of love, sex, honour, social tact, personal integrity and folk-magic is one of the greatest and most approachable narrative poems in the language. Tolkien's version makes it come triumphantly alive, a moving and consoling elegy." (Birmingham Post)

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