Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (edition)

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Publication Information
EditorJ.R.R. Tolkien, E.V. Gordon, Norman Davis (2nd edition)
PublisherClarendon Press, Oxford
Released23 April 1925
FormatHardcover; paperback

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is an edition of the Middle English long poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, co-edited by J.R.R. Tolkien and E.V. Gordon. It was published in 1925 by the Clarendon Press, Oxford.

Tolkien edited the main text and provided a glossary, while Gordon provided the greater part of the notes.[1] The book also includes an introduction and a linguistic appendix. A second edition was published in 1967, edited by Norman Davis, to incorporate new understandings on the original manuscript. In this edition Tolkien's text have been revised, and the introduction, notes, and appendix been largely rewritten.

The Modern English translation by Tolkien was published in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo in 1975, edited by Christopher Tolkien.

From the publisher

The study of Sir Gawain, the finest of all the English medieval romances, was signally advanced by the publication in 1925 of the edition by the late Professors Tolkien and Gordon. This remained the most widely used text of the poem; but after forty years the time came for revision. The new edition pursues the aim of the first – to present an accurate text pleasantly, with sufficient apparatus to enable a reader to understand the rich but difficult language, and so to reach for himself an informed appreciation of the poem. The Text, and the uniquely full glossary, were revised to take account of recent views. The Introduction, Notes, and Linguistic Appendix were largely rewritten; and the book was entirely reset.

Publication history and gallery

1925 first edition hardcover
1925 first edition hardcover  
1960 first edition 8th impression
1960 first edition 8th impression  
1967 second edition hardcover
1967 second edition hardcover  
1968 second edition paperback
1968 second edition paperback  

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Co-edited with J.R.R. Tolkien Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
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