Gawayne and the Green Knight (Lewis Translation)

Read by Betsie Bush

(4.6 stars; 6 reviews)

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) (1 hr 32 min)


Canto I - The Green Knight 28:07 Read by Betsie Bush
Canto II - Elfinhart 22:24 Read by Betsie Bush
Canto III - Gawayne 28:30 Read by Betsie Bush
Canto IV - Conclusion 13:03 Read by Betsie Bush


A very loose adaptation, read well

(4 stars)

This is not the medieval *Sir Gawain and the Green Knight*, but instead an Edwardian adaptation of the poem, with new characters and an entirely different poetic scheme. The reading is very good, easy to listen to, and sparkles with the humor of the absurd situation.