The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript: Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight:
For students of Middle English, Andrew and Waldron’s The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript has been the key edition of the four Pearl poems for over thirty years. With the changing needs of today’s university student in mind, The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript is presented in a fully updated and... show more
For students of Middle English, Andrew and Waldron’s The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript has been the key edition of the four Pearl poems for over thirty years. With the changing needs of today’s university student in mind, The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript is presented in a fully updated and comprehensively revised version fit for the twenty-first century. Including a new introduction providing historical, literary, and cultural contexts for the poems, as well as a revised and updated bibliography, the fully revised Fifth Edition significantly revises and updates the explanatory notes, as well as makes minor changes to the text and glossary themselves. In addition, the authors have provided for the first time a complete prose translation of the four poems—Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight—included on a CD-ROM at the back of the book for students to use as a working tool. This timely revision ensures the continued quality and consummate translation that students and scholars have come to expect from the Andrew-Waldron edition.
Publish date: March 15th 2008
Publisher: University of Exeter Press
Pages no: 414
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Read For School
, Historical Fiction
PearlPreviously familiar to me from Tolkien's translation.It's tough going for the uninitiated, using original spelling (i.e. thorn, yogh, "u" for "v" etc.) and the dialect makes it even more difficult. I found it harder going even than Piers Plowman which itself is more demanding than Chaucer's dia...