Co-Editor: Laura L. Howes
Editor info: Associate Professor of English
Publication Date: November 2009
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Synopsis: This Norton Critical Edition of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight includes a newly revised verse translation with supporting materials. The text is accompanied by a detailed introduction, an essay on the metrical form, the translator’s note, marginal glosses, and explanatory annotations to assist readers in the study of this canonical Arthurian romance. The book also contains two French tales of Sir Gawain, a passage from the Alliterative Morte Arthure, three selections from the original Middle English poem, and ten interpretive essays on the poem’s central themes. A chronology of important historical and literary dates and a selected bibliography are also included.