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Sir Gawain and the Lady of Lys (Arthurian Romances Unrepresented in Malory's "Morte d'Arthur", #7)

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Jessie L. Weston's English translation from Wauchier de Denain's section of the Conte del Graal is no. VII of the series Arthurian Romances Unrepresented in Malory's "Morte d'Arthur." It was first published by David Nutt in 1907, and is here reprinted as a facsimile of that edition.
Paperback, 103 pages
Published October 31st 1994 by Llanerch Publishers (first published December 31st 1970)
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Michael
May 31, 2012 Michael rated it really liked it
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I'd hoped to like this more than I did as Gawain is one of my favourite knights and was treated quite badly by the later romancers, including Malory. Here I hoped to find a more sympathetic portrayal, which I did, but stylistically and narratively, I wasn't gripped.

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Aug 15, 2011 Nathan rated it it was amazing
Despite being a 100 year old translation of works over 500 years old, the introduction and commentary to this short work is still outstanding. Jessie Weston knows her literary traditions and it's always nice to get an alternative to the characters and literary history presented most commonly in Mallory's Morte d'Artur.
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