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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight [cd] / [translated by] Simon Armitage.

Call number: CD 821.1 GAW
Publisher: North Kingstown, R.I. : BBC Audiobooks America, p2007.
Publication date: p2007.
Subject: Gawain (Legendary character) -- Romances.
Knights and knighthood -- Poetry.
Title: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight [cd] / [translated by] Simon Armitage.
Title main entry: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight English & English (Middle English)
Physical description: 6 audio discs (5 hr., 44 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performer note: Read by Bill Wallis.
Notes: In container (17 cm.).
Title from container.
"Sound Library"--Container.
"Complete & Unabridged"--Container.
"Digitally Mastered"--Container.
Compact disc.
Summary note: This translation narrates in crystalline verse the strange tale of a green knight who rudely interrupts the Round Table festivities one Yuletide, casting a pall of unease over the company and challenging one of their number to a wager. The virtuous Gawain accepts, and decapitates the intruder with his own axe. Gushing blood, the knight reclaims his head, orders Gawain to seek him out a year hence, and departs. Next Yuletide Gawain dutifully sets forth. His quest for the Green Knight involves a winter journey, a seduction scene in a dream-like castle, a dire challenge answered, and a drama of enigmatic reward disguised as psychic undoing.
Genre: Arthurian romances
Added author: Armitage, Simon, 1963-
Wallis, Bill., narrator.
ISBN: 9780792750413
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Bib No.: 1119174

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