This Penguin Classic Edition features a list of abbreviations, an introduction, and notes to each of the works included in this volume: Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Lines are numbered with vocabulary and language notes at the bottom of the page for easy reference and reading. A glossary is also included. 993 pages, softcover.
A comprehensive and accessible volume of some of the best-loved medieval literature in its original Middle English
This volume brings together four works of the unknown fourteenth-century poet famous for the Arthurian romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, in their original Middle English. Also gathered here are the famous medieval texts Pearl, Cleanness, and Patience, complete with new scholarly apparatus to aid firsttime readers and experts alike.
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AD PUTTER is professor of medieval English literature at the University of Bristol, England, and he is also coeditor of The Cambridge Companion to the Arthurian Legend.
MYRA STOKES was formerly a senior lecturer in the Department of English at Bristol University.