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The ancient tales in the acclaimed modern translations by the master…

A mysterious knight interrupts a royal feast to issue a strange and horrific challenge to anyone who dares respond. J.R.R. Tolkien's compelling translations bring to life the language, romance and power of these immortal masterpieces from the age of chivalry and wizards, knights and holy quests.

With its premium leather binding, a hubbed spine accented with true 22kt gold, and gilded page ends, this luxurious volume is the state-of-the-art in fine bookmaking.

6” x 9”, 160pp
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Features include:
- Fully bound in genuine leather.
- 22kt gold deeply inlaid on the “hubbed” spine.
- Superbly printed on acid-neutral paper that lasts for generations.
- Sewn pages – not just glued like ordinary books.
- Satin-ribbon page marker.
- Gilded page ends.
- Bound in the USA.
- Rigorous inspection at every stage ensures adherence to our exacting standards.
- Superb craftsmanship and commitment to quality.

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About the Book

As a child, J.R.R. Tolkien was enchanted by the strange and magical medieval myths of Northern Europe, works such as the great Arthurian tale, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

And as an adult, Tolkien became a master scholar teaching and translating the ancient Anglo-Saxon literature, literature which became the foundation of own vision of fantasy writing and extraordinary Middle-Earth legendarium.

Tolkien's translations and commentary are treasured by teachers and students of ancient English writing but also by everyone interested in understanding the roots of Tolkien's own landmark literary creation.

Now, Easton Press is proud to present the great scholar and author's translations of three Middle English masterpieces: J.R.R. Tolkien's SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT/PEARL /SIR ORFEO, an exclusive leather bound Collector’s Edition.

Magical medieval poems translated by the father of modern fantasy literature.

A supernatural thriller and morality tale, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is one of the founding narratives of English literature. Described as “haunting” by London's The Telegraph and “a gift to readers” by The New York Times, Tolkien's translation is regarded as unequaled in capturing the authentic flavor, sense, and sound of the Middle English original.

Believed to be written by the same author as Sir Gawain, Pearl is a visionary elegy in which a grieving father in a dream meets his lost daughter who tries to reconcile him to his loss. Sir Orfeo, an even older work, is a classic Celtic romance adapted from the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.

All three poems are noted for their extraordinary formal and thematic complexity, but Tolkien's deep scholarship and commanding literary gifts make his translations uniquely successful in recreating in thrilling modern English the original rhythms, rhyming, alliteration, and eerie power of the medieval originals.

Edited by Christopher Tolkien and featuring previously unpublished notes by his father, J.R.R. Tolkien's SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT/PEARL /SIR ORFEO brings the magic of these ancient masterworks to life for modern readers.

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