Sir Gawain And The Green Knight/Pearl/Cleanness/Patience, Paperback / softback Book

Sir Gawain And The Green Knight/Pearl/Cleanness/Patience Paperback / softback

Edited by J. J. Anderson

Paperback / softback

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SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT is one of the most important alliterative poems of Medieval literatureNow a major film THE GREEN KNIGHT starring Dev PatelFrom the north-west midlands, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight dates from the second half of the 14th century.

Gawain, a knight in Arthur's court, takes up the challenge of the Green Knight, and cuts off his head.

The Knight informs Gawain he will have his revenge. Journeying to the Knight's abode to receive his lot Gawain takes the hospitality of a Lord, and endures the advances of his wife.

The Lord is the Green Knight and, when the time comes, merely nicks Gawain's neck for his infidelity and dishonour.

Is Gawain a failure, or a hero?


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