This is a wonderful book for anyone interested in the medieval era. Originally written in Old English, the story has been translated by many authors. This version is, in my opinion, the best translation yet. It has the original text and the translation on facing pages for easy comparison, and a glossary of Old English terms. The story itself is an exciting tale of the adventures of Sir Gawain on his quest to fulfill a promise. It has all the elements we have come to expect from stories of the Knights of the Round Table: Magic, fighting, fair ladies, betrayal, a challenge, and the meeting of that challenge. I was first introduced to this story at the age of 9 or 10. I loved it then, and still love it now. This is the type of book that will be re-read for years to come. If you have not yet read this book, I guarantee you will not be disappointed when you do.