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  • Among many other things, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is that old, old story, the journey of life, and the trials we must suffer if we are to keep our pro­mises to the world and to ourselves.

    Archive 2009-05-01 Rus Bowden 2009

  • Be sure to check the Back Page link too, where Simon Armitage who's going to war as a poet discusses Sir Gawain and the Green Night.

    Archive 2009-05-01 Rus Bowden 2009

  • She told the King she alone had the answer and would tell him on one condition: "You give me Sir Gawain as my husband."

    Sara Davidson: What Do Women Want, More Than Anything? 2009

  • At the end of the year, Sir Gawain and the King had a book full of answers, but King Arthur knew he did not have the right answer.

    Sara Davidson: What Do Women Want, More Than Anything? 2009

  • King Arthur rode back to the castle and related what had happened to his nephew, Sir Gawain, the most handsome and chivalrous knight in the kingdom.

    Sara Davidson: What Do Women Want, More Than Anything? 2009

  • One of Arthur's young knights, Sir Gawain, accepts the challenge, and the betting at the king's court is that Gawain won't need to worry about facing the return blow.

    A Fable of the Round Table Tom Shippey 2007

  • — Sir Gawain, the nephew of King Arthur, stands up and says, “I propose a quest.

    The WELL: Ripple Robert Hunter 2004

  • Lancelot, Sir Palimedes, Sir Bors, Sir Gawain, and fought them in couples till only Sir Lamorac, whom he had selected for a specially stout stalk, had his head on, and even he, after three encounters, looked worn and waggly.

    Awakening 2004

  • Although Grey's characters do not attain the stature of other romantic heroes such as Natty Bumppo, Beowulf, Havelok the Dane, Sir Gawain, or Robin Hood, they do share similarities.

    Zane Grey, Romancing the West May, Stephen J. 1997

  • He makes himself much loved by each; even Sir Gawain loves him so much that he hails him as friend and comrade.

    Cligés. English de Troyes Chr��tien


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