Gawayne and the Green Knight (Lewis Translation)

The Gawain Poet
Translated by Charlton Miner Lewis (1866 - 1923)

Charlton Miner Lewis' version of Gawayne and the Green Knight, a late 14th century alliterative romance, is written in modern language telling the story of the Green Knight's challenge to Gawayne, and the romance between Sir Gawayne and Lady Elfinheart. The name Gawayne is often also spelled Gawain. (Summary by Betsie Bush)

Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales, Fantastic Fiction, Poetry

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Canto I - The Green Knight Betsie Bush
Play 02 Canto II - Elfinhart Betsie Bush
Play 03 Canto III - Gawayne Betsie Bush
Play 04 Canto IV - Conclusion Betsie Bush