Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

ISBN-10: 0198114869

ISBN-13: 9780198114864

Edition: 2nd 1967 (Revised)

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Book details

List price: $55.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1967
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/31/1968
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

A writer of fantasies, Tolkien, a professor of language and literature at Oxford University, was always intrigued by early English and the imaginative use of language. In his greatest story, the trilogy The Lord of the Rings (1954--56), Tolkien invented a language with vocabulary, grammar, syntax, even poetry of its own. Though readers have created various possible allegorical interpretations, Tolkien has said: "It is not about anything but itself. (Certainly it has no allegorical intentions, general, particular or topical, moral, religious or political.)" In The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (1962), Tolkien tells the story of the "master of wood, water, and hill," a jolly teller of tales and singer of songs, one of the multitude of characters in his romance, saga, epic, or fairy tales about his country of the Hobbits. Tolkien was also a formidable medieval scholar, as evidenced by his work, Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics (1936) and his edition of Anciene Wisse: English Text of the Anciene Riwle. Among his works published posthumously, are The Legend of Sigurd and Gudr�n and The Fall of Arthur, which was edited by his son, Christopher. In 2013, his title, The Hobbit (Movie Tie-In) made The New York Times Best Seller List.

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction
The Text
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Notes
Appendix
Select Bibliography
Abbreviations
Glossary
Index of Names
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