Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Benedict Flynn audiobook

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Translated by Benedict Flynn
Read by Jasper Britton

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2.24 Hours Unabridged
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A mysterious knight all in green arrives at King Arthur’s court and issues a bizarre challenge. Gawain answers the knight—but at what cost? This new translation keeps all the poetic power of the original’s extraordinary alliteration. In doing so it brings the saga vividly to life in a manner that demands to be heard. One of the greatest stories of English literature from any period, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a magical medieval combination of the epic and the uncanny.

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Summary

Summary

A mysterious knight all in green arrives at King Arthur’s court and issues a bizarre challenge. Gawain answers the knight—but at what cost?

This new translation keeps all the poetic power of the original’s extraordinary alliteration. In doing so it brings the saga vividly to life in a manner that demands to be heard. One of the greatest stories of English literature from any period, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a magical medieval combination of the epic and the uncanny.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The alliterative form of the six hundred-year-old original is brilliantly exploited by both translators and both readers are faithful to the text’s Middle English northern dialect. Armitage has the edge for sheer linguistic vigour, but his reading lacks variety of pitch and pace. Britton’s narration is punchier, capturing, for example, the coy, teasing tone of the seductress who tests Gawain’s chivalry, and the tension as he approaches the Green Chapel.” Observer (London)
“Poetry of this period is alliterative, relying on the repetition of initial word sounds rather than rhyme, and this verse form can be cloying to modern ears. But Britton is entirely comfortable with the technique, and he captures the rhythm of the lines without overemphasizing the alliteration.” AudioFile

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 2.24
Audience: Adult
Language: English