Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

  • by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by Terry Jones
  • 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A collection of three medieval English poems, translated by Tolkien for the modern-day reader and containing romance, tragedy, love, sex and honour.

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What the Critics Say

"The introduction to Gawain is a little masterpiece." (Times Higher Educational Supplement)
"This magnificent Arthurian tale of love, sex, honour, social tact, personal integrity and folk-magic is one of the greatest and most approachable narrative poems in the language. Tolkien's version makes it come triumphantly alive, a moving and consoling elegy." (Birmingham Post)

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The best translation

If you could sum up Sir Gawain and the Green Knight in three words, what would they be?

Tolkien, Arthurian poetry


Any additional comments?

Terry Jones did a brilliant reading and Tolkien 's translation of these poems are the best around.

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- James

Interesting stories

Tolkien opens the stories by explaining it was written a long time ago for an audience very different to us, the stories are quaint and fun, but not thrilling or gripping by modern standards. Still fun though.
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- Stef

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-21-2006
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited