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Davis, Norman 1913-

Overview
Works: 106 works in 329 publications in 3 languages and 8,034 library holdings
Genres: Romances  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  History  Records and correspondence  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Manuscripts  Biography  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Roles: Editor, Performer, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, ed
Classifications: PR2065, 821.1
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Most widely held works by Norman Davis
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by J. R. R Tolkien ( Book )
47 editions published between 1955 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Retells the story of Gawain's quest for the Green Chapel and his puzzling encounters with Sir Bercilak and his lady
A Chaucer glossary by Geoffrey Chaucer ( Book )
8 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and English, Middle and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paston letters by Paston (Family) ( Book )
52 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,177 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 Paston ( Book )
18 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 676 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 )
4 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Non-cycle plays and fragments by Norman Davis ( Book )
5 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anglo-Saxon primer by Henry Sweet ( Book )
21 editions published between 1953 and 1995 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Sweet's Primer" first appeared in 1882. It was designed as an introduction to "Sweet's Reader". This revised edition presents a working elementary grammar, and includes extracts from Anglo-Saxon writings
Middle English studies : presented to Norman Davis in honour of his seventieth birthday by Douglas Gray ( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beowulf : reproduced in facsimile from the unique manuscript, British Museum MS. Cotton Vitellius A. XV ; with a transliteration and notes ( Book )
8 editions published between 1959 and 1981 in English, Old and English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Oxford history of English literature by Paul Turner ( Book )
in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beowulf ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1966 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selections from the Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1966 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Chaucerian times and poetry. Provides a pronunciation key and readings from The prologue and The pardoner's tale
Non-cycle plays and the Winchester dialogues : facsimiles of plays and fragments in various manuscripts and the dialogues in Winchester College MS33 ( Book )
3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The language of the Pastons by Norman Davis ( Book )
4 editions published between 1954 and 1955 in English and Undetermined and held by 64 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 )
3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paston letters and papers of the fifteenth century by Norman Davis ( Book )
10 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paston letters and papers of the fifteenth century by Norman Davis ( Book )
11 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in English and English, Middle and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mid-eighteenth century by John Butt ( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in Undetermined and English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oxford history of English literature ( Book )
1 edition published in 1969 in Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beowulf and selections from the Canterbury tales ( Recording )
in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes Beowulf's speech to Hrothgar, the Dragon Flight and the Funeral of Beowulf, from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales includes General Prologue and the Pardoner's Tale
 
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