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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: with Pearl and Sir Orfeo
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: with Pearl and Sir Orfeo
by J. R. R. Tolkien
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sir Gawain and theThis is an acad Green Knight, 31 Aug 2009
This is a well balanced and very readable account of three Romances, 'translated' from the Middle English. Although I would have liked to have had the original verses for comparison, that is not the purpose of the book and their absence does not detract from its nature or purpose. I found the glossary of particular interest, and the Appendix illustrating verse forms useful in emphasising the continued use of alliteration, a legacy perhaps from old English verse. Altogether a most satisfying read from the Tolkien stable, and excellent value.


A User-friendly Dictionary of Old English and Reader
A User-friendly Dictionary of Old English and Reader
by Bill Griffiths
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.95

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A User Friendly Dictionary of Old English, 17 May 2009
The book is well laid out and offers a useful progression of grammatical phrases, together with exceprts from poetry and prose in both old and modern English. The Dictionary itself is however laid out in an alphabetical fashion distinct from the norm and I did not fimd this easy to follow. Despite this however, I still rate the book with five stars.


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