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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Sir Orfeo

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ISBN-10: 0345277600

ISBN-13: 9780345277602

Edition: 1975

Authors: J. R. R. Tolkien

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SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT, PEARL, and SIR ORFEO are masterpieces of a remote and exotic age--the age of chivalry and wizards, knights and holy quests. Yet it is only in the unique artistry and imagination of J.R.R. Tolken that the language, romance, and power of these great stories comes to life for modern readers, in this masterful and compelling new translation.
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List price: $7.99
Copyright year: 1975
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/12/1979
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 3.25" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.198
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…    

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