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Essential Reading for Students of Medieval Literature

This edition of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is translated into modern English by Jessie L. Weston and includes annotations on the text as well as an essay on Alliterative Style by Mark Lord. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is one of the greatest poems written in Middle English, comparable with Chaucer, but from a different tradition and written in a different verse style and dialect of Middle English. This narrative poem concerns the bravest of Arthur's knights, Sir Gawain, who is challenged by the mysterious Green Knight.

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