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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Unabridged)
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Narrator: Bill Wallis
Format: Unabridged
Release Date: December 2007
Audio Length: 5.75 hours
Rating: 44 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 (4673 ratings)
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The famous Middle English poem by an anonymous Northern England poet is beautifully translated by fellow poet Simon Armitage. This audiobook features a brilliant reading of the translation by Bill Wallis; as a bonus, Wallis also masterfully tackles the poem in its original Middle English text.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight narrates in crystalline verse the strange tale of a green knight who rudely interrupts the Round Table festivities one Yuletide, casting a pall of unease over the company and challenging one of their number to a wager. The virtuous Gawain accepts and then decapitates the intruder with his own axe. Gushing blood, the knight reclaims his head, orders Gawain to seek him out a year hence, and departs. Next Yuletide, Gawain dutifully sets forth. His quest for the Green Knight involves a winter journey, a seduction scene in a dream-like castle, a dire challenge answered, and a drama of enigmatic reward disguised as psychic undoing.

About the Author: Simon Armitage

Though you may know Simon Armitage from the popular audiobooks The Death of King Arthur: A New Verse Translation and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Armitage is actually one of the most renowned Classics authors in our catalog. In total, we carry 2 audiobooks from Armitage on, with the latest Classics title being: The Death of King Arthur: A New Verse Translation. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight was added to our catalog in 2007, making it the author's oldest audiobook available on our website, while The Death of King Arthur: A New Verse Translation is the most popular and bestselling audiobook from Armitage. Enjoy over 15 hours of audiobook listening from Armitage, among the 2 audiobooks we have available. With such a wide variety of audiobooks, we know you're sure to enjoy Classics books from Simon Armitage. Armitage was born on May 26, 1963 in Marsden, The United Kingdom. For more audiobooks and information on Simon Armitage, please visit his page on Simon Armitage audiobooks.

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