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Pearl (E.V. Gordon)

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

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).


  1. Bertenstam, Åke: A Chronological Bibliography of the Writings of J.R.R. Tolkien