Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Signet Classic)
Written by an anonymous fourteenth-century poet, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is recognized as an equal to Chaucer's masterworks and to the great Old English poems, Beowulf included. A green-skinned knight offers the Knights of the Round Table a simple but deadly challengea challenge taken on by the brave Sir Gawain. A challenge that will force him to choose between his honor and his life
A rich tale of one of King Arthur's most noble knights, Sir Gawain. This tale is full of warriors, romance, battles, and many other adventures. Also housed in this volume are two other works, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo. An unknown medieval poet originally wrote all 3 of these stories, but these retellings by J.R.R. Tolkien bring the stories to life while retaining the artistic language.