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Wright, Thomas 1810-1877

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A history of caricature and grotesque in literature and art by Thomas Wright( Book )

113 editions published between 1864 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The travels of Marco Polo, the Venetian by Marco Polo( Book )

48 editions published between 1854 and 2010 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This extraordinary travelogue has enthralled readers for more than seven centuries. Marco Polo's vivid descriptions of the splendid cities and people he encountered on his journey along the Silk Road through the Middle East, South Asia, and China opened a window for his Western readers onto the fascinations of the East and continued to grow in popularity over the succeeding centuries. To a contemporary audience, his colorful stories--and above all, his breathtaking description of the court of the great Kublai Khan, Mongol emperor of China--offer dazzling portraits of worlds long gone
Dictionary of obsolete and provincial English by Thomas Wright( Book )

54 editions published between 1857 and 2014 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Wright (1810-77), a respected folklorist and medievalist, wrote prolifically on a wide range of subjects. His work is, however, considered broad rather than deep, and his extensive output, while impressive, sometimes came at the expense of quality. Wright was involved in many academic societies, and co-founded the British Archaeological Association in 1843. Much of his work promoted the use of vernacular literature for research into the Middle Ages, and this dictionary, first published in 1857, was compiled to help readers of historical literature navigate unfamiliar vocabulary. It lists obsolete words and phrases, with particular emphasis on those of Old English and Anglo-Norman origin, and obscure or dialectal words. Many of the definitions include illustrative examples or quotes as well as etymologies. Examples include belly-timber, meaning 'food', and dweezle, a Northamptonshire word that means 'to dwindle away'. Volume 2 covers the letters G-Z
Caricature history of the Georges by Thomas Wright( Book )

63 editions published between 1867 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Georges to whom Wright refers to are Kings George I, II and III of Great Britain. The?Caricature History is compiled from "squibs, broadsides, window pictures, lampoons, and pictorial caricatures of the time." The artistic features?in this book include illustrations by?eminent English caricaturists as well as poetry, songs, political tally sheets and excerpts from political bills and speeches. Not only does this collection illustrate artistic styles,?Caricature History?also discusses the historical provocations?for such expressions of communication. Spanning the reign of three monarchs,?Caricature History offers a wide variety?of popular culture and art through?times of political upheaval and paradigm shifts. Throughout the book, the?underlying constancy of commentary is exhibited in the artistic expression of caricature and the voice of the people
The Latin poems commonly attributed to Walter Mapes by Walter Map( Book )

53 editions published between 1841 and 1968 in 4 languages and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical & descriptive account of the caricatures of James Gillray : comprising a political and humorous history of the latter part of the reign of George the Third by Thomas Wright( Book )

28 editions published between 1851 and 2013 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political songs of England, from the reign of John to that of Edward II by Thomas Wright( Book )

40 editions published between 1839 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of the knight of the Tower by Geoffroy de La Tour Landry( Book )

51 editions published between 1868 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three chapters of letters relating to the suppression of monasteries by Thomas Wright( Book )

39 editions published between 1843 and 2016 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political poems and songs relating to English history, composed during the period from the accession of Edw. III. to that of Ric. III by Thomas Wright( Book )

40 editions published between 1859 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A glossary of words, phrases, names, and allusions in the works of English authors particularly of Shakespeare and his contemporaries by Robert Nares( Book )

20 editions published between 1888 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on subjects connected with the literature, popular superstitions, and history of England in the Middle Ages by Thomas Wright( Book )

23 editions published between 1846 and 1981 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains a collection of essays on popular superstitions and beliefs in the Middle Ages
Biographia britannica literaria; or, Biography of literary characters of Great Britain and Ireland, arranged in chronological order by Thomas Wright( Book )

19 editions published between 1842 and 1985 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The historical works of Giraldus Cambrensis, containing: The topography of Ireland, and the history of the conquest of Ireland by Giraldus( Book )

52 editions published between 1863 and 2008 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Womankind in western Europe from the earliest times to the seventeenth century by Thomas Wright( Book )

31 editions published between 1849 and 2012 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gualteri Mapes. De nugis curialium distinctiones quinque by Walter Map( Book )

34 editions published between 1850 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A contemporary narrative of the proceedings against Dame Alice Kyteler, prosecuted for sorcery in 1324 by Richard de Ledrede( Book )

33 editions published between 1843 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reliquiae antiquae. Scraps from ancient manuscripts, illustrating chiefly early English literature and the English language by Thomas Wright( Book )

40 editions published between 1839 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of domestic manners and sentiments in England during the middle ages by Thomas Wright( Book )

20 editions published between 1862 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers Plowman by William Langland( Book )

7 editions published in 1856 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Langland's Piers Plowman is one of the major poetic monuments of medieval England and of world literature. Probably composed between 1372 and 1389, the poem survives in three distinct versions. It is known to modern readers largely through the middle of the three, the so-called B-text. Now, George Economou's verse translation of the poet's third version makes available for the first time in modern English the final revision of a work that many have regarded as the greatest Christian poem in our language." "With its formal singularity, epic-scale vision, and enormous richness of content, this allegorical poem of the late fourteenth century has seized the imagination and interest of a growing and appreciative audience in the twentieth. Langland's remarkable powers of invention and his passionate involvement with the spiritual, social, and political crises of his time lay claim to our attention, and demand serious comparison with Dante's Divine Comedy. Economou's translation preserves the intensity of the poet's verse and the narrative energy of his alliterative long line, the immediacy of the original's story of the quest for salvation, and the individuality of its language and wordplay. Book jacket."--Jacket
 
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The travels of Marco Polo, the VenetianCaricature history of the GeorgesThe political songs of England, from the reign of John to that of Edward IIThe book of the knight of the TowerThe historical works of Giraldus Cambrensis, containing: The topography of Ireland, and the history of the conquest of IrelandA contemporary narrative of the proceedings against Dame Alice Kyteler, prosecuted for sorcery in 1324