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Davis, Norman 1913-

Overview
Works: 122 works in 668 publications in 5 languages and 9,218 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Records and correspondence  Sources  Romances  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Arthurian romances  Genealogy  Manuscripts 
Roles: Editor, Author, Performer, Other, Author of introduction, Adapter, Publisher, Honoree, Compiler, Arranger
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 )

55 editions published between 1955 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed as a practical aid to the reading of Chaucer, this glossary may be used with any of the widely read editions of his works. Its primary aim is to explain the meanings of words and phrases used by Chaucer in ways that are unfamiliar in modern English. The glossary includes many words now in common use that had a different range of senses or occurred in phrases characteristic of Chaucer's language, but it does not include words used by him as they are today. (Fl)
Paston letters by John Warrington( Book )

62 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,205 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
English and medieval studies, presented to J.R.R. Tolkien on the occasion of his seventieth birthday by Norman Davis( Book )

19 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published in 1970 in English and English, Middle and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paston letters and papers of the fifteenth century ; [in 3 parts] by Paston family( Book )

41 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in English and English, Middle and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anglo-Saxon primer by Henry Sweet( Book )

73 editions published between 1953 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 520 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 )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paston letters and papers of the fifteenth century( Book )

in English and held by 197 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
Beowulf : reproduced in facsimile from the unique manuscript, British Museum MS. Cotton Vitellius A. XV ; with a transliteration and notes( Book )

3 editions published in 1959 in English, Old and held by 187 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 144 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 by Norman Davis( Book )

13 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford history of English literature( Book )

in English and held by 130 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 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Chaucerian times and poetry. Provides a pronunciation key and readings from The prologue and The pardoner's tale
Beowulf by Beowulf( Recording )

8 editions published between 1966 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picken's great adventure by Norman Davis( Book )

4 editions published between 1948 and 1950 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mid-eighteenth century by John Butt( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 63 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 )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beowulf; reproduced in facsimile from the unique manuscript, British Museum Ms. Cotton Vitellius A. xv( Book )

17 editions published between 1959 and 1981 in English and English, Old and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Norwich grocer's play [text A] by Anon( )

13 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A Chaucer glossary
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Norman Davis LIteraturprofessor

Норман Дэвис

諾曼·戴維斯

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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 birthdayPaston letters and papers of the fifteenth centuryWestchester patriarchs : a genealogical dictionary of Westchester County, New York, families prior to 1755Beowulf; reproduced in facsimile from the unique manuscript, British Museum Ms. Cotton Vitellius A. xv