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Davis, Norman 1913-

Overview
Works: 139 works in 583 publications in 5 languages and 8,919 library holdings
Genres: Romances  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sources  Records and correspondence  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Genealogy  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Author, Performer, Other, Adapter, Author of introduction, Publisher, Honoree, Compiler, ed
Classifications: PR2065, 821.1
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Most widely held works about Norman Davis
 
Most widely held works by Norman Davis
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by J. R. R Tolkien( Book )

53 editions published between 1955 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Middelengels gedicht uit de 14e eeuw, uitg. met inl., aant. en woordenlijst
A Chaucer glossary by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

26 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paston letters by Paston( Book )

53 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Pastons of Norfolk left behind them, in the earliest great collection of family letters in English, an incomparable picture of life in fifteenth-century England -- it's private ambitions, anxieties, hopes, and loves in the midst of political turmoil, local anarchy, and war abroad and at home. The letters, with their wealth of competent, practical writing, illustrate as no other documents can the capacity of the English language at a critical period of its history. Though the letters have long been widely known, they have not been newly edited for over fifty years. Professor Davis has chosen 95 of the most interesting letters, by 26 different writers, and has edited them afresh from the manuscripts, with an introduction, selected criticism, explanatory notes, and a glossary"--Jacket
Paston letters and papers of the fifteenth century; [in 3 parts] by Norman Davis( Book )

51 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Paston family papers provide an incomparable picture of life in fifteenth-century England, and richly illustrate the resources of the language at an important period. They have long been consulted by historians and other students of the fifteenth century for their information about social history and politics, both within East Anglia and also nationally. This authoritative edition, by Professor Norman Davis--formerly Director of the Early English Text Society--was published by the Clarendon Press in 1971 (volume I) and 1976 (volume II) but has long been out of print. In addition to the letters and papers themselves, Volume I contains excellent biographical sketches of the writers, a full comparative chronological table, and an informative introduction to the separate documents. Volume II contains correspondence addressed to the Pastons by others than members of the family. This is arranged in chronological order under the names of the recipients, and in addition some sixty miscellaneous documents are also included. A third volume, which Professor Davis was unable to complete before his death, is in preparation, edited by Dr. Richard Beadle and Professor Colin Richmond. This will include the remaining text and the indexes, and will complete the series
English and medieval studies, presented to J.R.R. Tolkien on the occasion of his seventieth birthday by Norman Davis( Book )

11 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Non-cycle plays and fragments by Norman Davis( Book )

17 editions published in 1970 in 3 languages and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anglo-Saxon primer by Henry Sweet( Book )

69 editions published between 1953 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old English language Grammar (BNB/PRECIS) This ed originally published: 1953
Middle English studies : presented to Norman Davis in honour of his seventieth birthday by Douglas Gray( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beowulf by Early English Text Society( Book )

20 editions published between 1959 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford history of English literature by F. P Wilson( Book )

in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Westchester patriarchs : a genealogical dictionary of Westchester County, New York, families prior to 1755 by Norman Davis( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Non-cycle plays and the Winchester dialogues : facsimiles of plays and fragments in various manuscripts and the dialogues in Winchester College MS33( Book )

11 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beowulf by Beowulf( Recording )

8 editions published between 1966 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Recording )

10 editions published between 1960 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Chaucerian times and poetry. Provides a pronunciation key and readings from The prologue and The pardoner's tale
Paston letters and papers of the fifteenth century by Norman Davis( Book )

21 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in English and English, Middle and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The language of the Pastons by Norman Davis( Book )

7 editions published between 1954 and 1955 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mid-eighteenth century by John Butt( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Tyndale's English of controversy: the Chambers memorial lecture delivered at University College, London, 4 March 1971 by Norman Davis( Book )

7 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early Middle English verse and prose by J. A. W Bennett( Book )

22 editions published between 1966 and 2003 in English and English, Middle and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pride of life by Anon( )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Norman Davis LIteraturprofessor

Norman Davis New Zealand scholar

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A Chaucer glossaryPaston lettersPaston letters and papers of the fifteenth century; [in 3 parts]Anglo-Saxon primerMiddle English studies : presented to Norman Davis in honour of his seventieth birthdayBeowulfThe Oxford history of English literatureWestchester patriarchs : a genealogical dictionary of Westchester County, New York, families prior to 1755