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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the Lady of Shallot, the Lady of the Fountain, and Other Classic Poems and Tales of Camelot

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Stories of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table have been told and retold for centuries with each generation adding to the tale and adapting them to fit their times. The Arthurian tales of chivalry, romance, and tragedy have left a lasting impact on English literature. This collection contains Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (trans. 1898), The Lady of Shallot (18 ...more
Paperback, 94 pages
Published March 14th 2011 by Limitless Press LLC
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Sarah Fairbairn
Apr 24, 2014 Sarah Fairbairn rated it really liked it
I purchased this book because I wanted to read about Sir Gawain after falling in love with him on the BBC TV series Merlin (2008-2012). There are so many publications with Gawain in it I picked this one because it also had the Lady of Shallot in it and I could remember Anne reading it in Anne of Green Gables (a childhood favourite of mine) so that was me sold.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Even though the language was a little hard to understand in parts, the underlying story always came throu
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Lucinda
Mar 28, 2012 Lucinda rated it really liked it
Tennyson is one of the greatest poets that is still highly reconised within English Literature and is a master of his craft, with the poem of 'the Lady of Shallot' being one of my many favourites. I adore any literature that is based around the Arthurian legends, of Merlin, lancelot and the Celtic myths & legends and so this book really stood out to me instantly just for this fact, plus i also enjoy historical works of writing that are from the past. Sir Gwain was set arounf 1898 when it was ...more
Jennifer M. Hartsock
Jun 14, 2012 Jennifer M. Hartsock rated it really liked it
I’ve chosen the aspect of point of view to focus on. In different parts of the poem, the stanzas are written in the Lady of Shallot's point of view, whereas others are written from the point of view of the outside world.

Part 1 begins with the description of the landscape around Camelot, and of the island of Shallot. This is written from the outside world’s point of view of: looking in on “four gray walls, and four gray towers,/ [Overlooking]... The Lady of Shallot.” When the reapers “hear a song
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Jennifer
Sep 12, 2015 Jennifer rated it liked it
Just revisiting a little obsession of mine.
I love the stories of King Arthur, and The Lady of Shallot. The poems included apart from the Lady of Shallot are not much to write home about, by comparison, and the best story by far is Sir Gawain. You can get hold of Beowulf, which I went onto after this, online for free, and that's a good introduction to Grendel , which I went on to next. These old and middle english works are treasures worth remembering.
Nikki
Mar 10, 2012 Nikki rated it really liked it

The lady of Shallot is the one I like. another with medieval, Arthurian images.
John William Waterhouse's painting of 'the lady' is beautiful. this is not to say that I agree with the representation of women in this poem and work.
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Alfred Tennyson, invariably known as Alfred Lord Tennyson on all his books, was born in Somersby, Lincolnshire, the fourth of the twelve children of George Tennyson, clergyman, and his wife, Elizabeth. In 1816 Tennyson was sent to Louth Grammar School, which he disliked so intensely that from 1820 he was educated at home until at the age of 18 he joined his two brothers at Trinity College, Cambrid ...more
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