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Flynn, B.: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Unabridged)

    
      

 

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Flynn, B.: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Unabridged)

A mysterious knight all in green arrives at King Arthur’s court and issues a bizarre challenge. Gawain answers the knight—but at what cost? This new translation keeps all the poetic power of the original’s extraordinary alliteration. In doing so it brings the saga vividly to life, and in a manner that demands to be heard. One of the greatest stories of English literature from any period, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a magical medieval combination of the epic and the uncanny.



Disc 1

  Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 1: When siege and assault had ceased… 00:01:47
2.   Play with flash player This fair Britain, founded by that famous knight… 00:00:52
3.   Play with flash player The king lay at Camelot one Christmas tide… 00:01:08
4.   Play with flash player With New Year not yet a day old… 00:01:16
5.   Play with flash player Now, Arthur would not eat until all were served… 00:00:58
6.   Play with flash player So he stands, the stern young king… 00:01:06
7.   Play with flash player I’ll say nothing more about the meal… 00:01:12
8.   Play with flash player Green, were both the garments and the grinning man… 00:01:31
9.   Play with flash player Garbed in green was the gallant rider… 00:01:27
10.   Play with flash player And yet he had no helm or hauberk either… 00:01:38
11.   Play with flash player Stunned, the court stared… 00:01:00
12.   Play with flash player From the dais Arthur watched… 00:01:34
13.   Play with flash player ‘Fight Have no worry.’ 00:01:28
14.   Play with flash player If he astonished them first… 00:01:21
15.   Play with flash player ‘By heaven,’ said Arthur… 00:00:53
16.   Play with flash player ‘Grant me grace,’ said Gawain… 00:01:06
17.   Play with flash player The king commanded the courtly knight to stand. 00:01:12
18.   Play with flash player ‘By God,’ said the Green Knight… 00:01:24
19.   Play with flash player The Green Knight stood… 00:01:30
20.   Play with flash player For he held the head up high in both his hands… 00:01:29
21.   Play with flash player And yet high - born Arthur was heavy at heart… 00:01:25
22.   Play with flash player Chapter 2: Arthur was granted his gift of adventure… 00:01:29
23.   Play with flash player So comes the summer season… 00:01:10
24.   Play with flash player Yet he lingers till All Hallows… 00:01:26
25.   Play with flash player He dwelt there that day… 00:01:09
26.   Play with flash player Hasped in his armour… 00:01:26
27.   Play with flash player Last they showed him his bright shield… 00:01:12
28.   Play with flash player First he was found faultless… 00:01:35
29.   Play with flash player He struck his steed with his spurs… 00:01:07
30.   Play with flash player Gallant Sir Gawain then in God’s name rode out… 00:01:04
31.   Play with flash player Forsaken he rode far distant from his friends… 00:01:28
32.   Play with flash player More merry in the morning… 00:01:13
33.   Play with flash player Scarcely three times had he signed the holy cross… 00:01:10
34.   Play with flash player So he stayed his steed… 00:01:05
35.   Play with flash player ‘Sir,’ said Gawain… 00:01:31
36.   Play with flash player Gawain gazed at the good man… 00:01:38
37.   Play with flash player A chair by the chimney hearth… 00:01:14
38.   Play with flash player Then enquiries came, but questions carefully put… 00:01:21
39.   Play with flash player The Knight, done with his dining… 00:02:23
40.   Play with flash player When Gawain gazed upon that gracious lady… 00:01:15
41.   Play with flash player On that morning when men remember the birth of our dear lord… 00:01:16
42.   Play with flash player That day they made much merriment… 00:01:19
43.   Play with flash player With courteous questions he asked Gawain… 00:01:44
44.   Play with flash player Gladness filled Gawain then… 00:01:20
45.   Play with flash player ‘Oh, one thing more’ the master said… 00:01:21


Disc 2

  Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 3: Long before first light… 00:01:24
2.   Play with flash player At the burst of the baying the forest trembled. 00:01:29
3.   Play with flash player While the lord sought sport among the forest leaves… 00:01:48
4.   Play with flash player ‘Good morning, good knight,’ she murmured to Gawain… 00:01:51
5.   Play with flash player ‘Good Lord!’ said Gawain… 00:01:10
6.   Play with flash player ‘Madam,’ said that debonair man… 00:01:26
7.   Play with flash player She bids him good day… 00:01:29
8.   Play with flash player Still at his sport, the lord spurred his steed… 00:01:47
9.   Play with flash player The head, too, and the neck… 00:00:57
10.   Play with flash player The lord commands his men to meet… 00:01:29
11.   Play with flash player Afterwards in a chamber, by the chimney… 00:00:52
12.   Play with flash player Scenting quarry by a marshy covert… 00:01:34
13.   Play with flash player Pressing close to shoot hunters… 00:01:09
14.   Play with flash player Coming to the curtain, she coyly peeped in… 00:01:52
15.   Play with flash player I would learn from you, my lord,’… 00:01:32
16.   Play with flash player ‘Good faith,’ said Gawain then… 00:01:16
17.   Play with flash player Roused from rest, he rose… 00:01:07
18.   Play with flash player At last came the lord… 00:00:56
19.   Play with flash player Then in triumph many bugles blew the prise… 00:01:07
20.   Play with flash player Merry, the lord with loud voice and laughter… 00:01:12
21.   Play with flash player They laid out tables on top of trestles then… 00:01:00
22.   Play with flash player They drank more amid laughter… 00:01:08
23.   Play with flash player After Mass, he and his men down a morsel… 00:01:21
24.   Play with flash player To hear the hounds’ voice was truly heart’s delight… 00:01:36
25.   Play with flash player Out of the deepest darkness of drowsy dreams… 00:01:06
26.   Play with flash player For that precious princess… 00:01:18
27.   Play with flash player ‘Such words,’ said the woman… 00:01:19
28.   Play with flash player She offered him a rich ring… 00:01:30
29.   Play with flash player ‘Do you refuse this silk now,’… 00:01:12
30.   Play with flash player With a word of farewell she went on her way… 00:01:05
31.   Play with flash player So let him linger there in the lea of their love… 00:01:24
32.   Play with flash player With night setting in… 00:01:25
33.   Play with flash player With mirth and minstrelsy… 00:01:15
34.   Play with flash player Courteous he kissed them… 00:01:11
35.   Play with flash player Chapter 4: So New Year draws near… 00:01:25
36.   Play with flash player He fastened on the finest pieces himself… 00:01:04
37.   Play with flash player Then Gringolet was groomed for him… 00:01:05
38.   Play with flash player The drawbridge was lowered… 00:01:08
39.   Play with flash player I have brought you this far… 00:01:23
40.   Play with flash player ‘Good Sir Gawain, let that grim man well alone…’ 00:01:15
41.   Play with flash player ‘Mary!’ said the servant… 00:01:02
42.   Play with flash player He put spurs to Gringolet… 00:01:23
43.   Play with flash player ‘By God, what a desolate spot,’… 00:01:15
44.   Play with flash player Gawain called out then, loud and clear… 00:01:28
45.   Play with flash player ‘Gawain,’ said the Green Knight then… 00:01:13
46.   Play with flash player The gallant in green prepared himself… 00:01:27
47.   Play with flash player ‘So have at it, by your faith…’ 00:01:22
48.   Play with flash player Up, up swiftly went the axe… 00:01:10
49.   Play with flash player The knight stood back and rested on his axe… 00:01:32
50.   Play with flash player ‘For that braided belt you wear…’ 00:01:41
51.   Play with flash player But the other lord laughed and then said lightly… 00:00:53
52.   Play with flash player ‘Truly, no,’ Gawain said… 00:01:03
53.   Play with flash player ‘But the belt,’ said Gawain… 00:01:27
54.   Play with flash player ‘In this green guise she sent me…’ 00:01:23
55.   Play with flash player Our worthy knight went by wild ways… 00:01:17
56.   Play with flash player ‘Behold, sir,’ he said… 00:01:47

Total Playing Time: 02:14:13






Reader(s):
Britton, Jasper

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Poetry

Catalogue No: NA286512

Barcode: 9789626348659

Release Date: 01/2008

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