For students of Middle English, Andrew and Waldron's "The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript" has been the key edition of the four "Pearl "poems for over thirty years. With the changing needs of today's university student in mind, "The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript" is presented in a fully updated and comprehensively revised version fit for the twenty-first century. Including a new introduction providing historical, literary, and cultural contexts for the poems, as well as a revised and updated bibliography, the fully revised Fifth Edition significantly revises and updates the explanatory notes, as well as makes minor changes to the text and glossary themselves. In addition, the authors have provided for the first time a complete prose translation of the four poems--"Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, "and "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight"--included on a CD-ROM at the back of the book for students to use as a working tool. This timely revision ensures the continued quality and consummate translation that students and scholars have come to expect from the Andrew-Waldron edition.Andrew, Malcom is the author of 'Poems of the Pearl Manuscript', published 2008 under ISBN 9780859897914 and ISBN 0859897915.