Sir Gawain and the Green Knight / Pearl / Sir Orfeo

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: J.R.R. Tolkien

Narrated By: Terry Jones

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers UK

Date: October 2006

Duration: 4 hours 24 minutes

Summary:

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Pearl are two poems by an unknown author written in about 1400. Sir Gawain is a romance, a fairy-tale for adults, full of life and colour; but it is also much more than this, being at the same time a powerful moral tale which examines religious and social values.

Pearl is apparently an elegy on the death of a child, a poem pervaded with a sense of great personal loss: but, like Gawain it is also a sophisticated and moving debate on much less tangible matters.

Sir Orfeo is a slighter romance, belonging to an earlier and different tradition. It was a special favourite of Tolkien's.

The three translations represent the complete rhyme and alliterative schemes of the originals.

Genres:

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight / Pearl / Sir Orfeo

by J.R.R. Tolkien

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