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AuthorEdited by E.V. Gordon
PublisherOxford: At the Clarendon Press
ReleasedJune 11, 1953
FormatHardback in dustwrapper

Pearl is an edition by E.V. Gordon of the Middle English manuscript Pearl. The volume includes the section "Form and Purpose" (pp. xi-xix) by J.R.R. Tolkien, which forms part of the introduction (pp. [ix]-lii).[1]

"Form and Purpose" was reprinted as part III of the Introduction to Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl and Sir Orfeo (pp. 18-23).


  • 1953: Pearl
    • 2nd Impression 1958
    • 3rd Impression 1963
  • 1966: Pearl
    • 5th impression 1970
    • 6th Impression 1974
  • 1980: Pearl
    • 2nd Impression 1986
    • 3rd Impression 1988


  1. Bertenstam, Åke: A Chronological Bibliography of the Writings of J.R.R. Tolkien
  2. An Illustrated Tolkien Bibliography at