J.R.R. Tolkien-Creator of the Hobbit-has translated three medieval tales into modern English: Sir Gawain, the heady adventures of the most courtly knight of the Round Table; Pearl, the Virgin Mary as seen through medieval eyes; and Sir Orfeo, a medieval version of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.
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SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT, PEARL, and SIR ORFEO are masterpieces of a remote and exotic age--the age of chivalry and wizards, knights and holy quests. Yet it is only in the unique artistry and imagination of J.R.R. Tolken that the language, romance, and power of these great stories comes to life for modern readers, in this masterful and compelling new translation.About the Author:
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. After serving in World War I, he embarked upon a distinguished academic career and was recognized as one of the finest philologists in the world. He was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. He is, however, beloved throughout the world as the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic works as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. He died on September 2, 1973, at the age of eighty-one.
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Book Description Houghton Mifflin Co, 1975. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 0395264693
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