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Coghill, Nevill 1899-1980

Overview
Works: 248 works in 1,068 publications in 6 languages and 17,324 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Drama  History  Christian drama  Historical drama  Comedy plays  Biography  Fiction  Film adaptations  Sources 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Director, Author of screenplay, Performer, Adapter, Compiler, Lyricist, Author of introduction, tra, Librettist, Other
Classifications: PS3509.L43, 821.1
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The Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

143 editions published between 1951 and 2003 in English and held by 2,944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the medieval poem about a group of travelers on a pilgrimage to Canterbury and the tales they tell each other. With their astonishing diversity of tone and subject matter, The Canterbury Tales have become one of the touchstones of medieval literature. Translated here into modern English, these tales of a motley crowd of pilgrims drawn from all walks of life-from knight to nun, miller to monk-reveal a picture of English life in the fourteenth century that is as robust as it is representative
The poet Chaucer by Nevill Coghill( Book )

71 editions published between 1949 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical notes on Chaucer - The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales - Tales and tellers___
Geoffrey Chaucer by Nevill Coghill( Book )

74 editions published between 1956 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's professional skills by Nevill Coghill( Book )

26 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vision of Piers the Plowman by William Langland( Book )

30 editions published between 1935 and 1973 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is one of the masterpieces of medieval literature. This new complete edition of the orginal text of the B-version answers every need of both the student and the interested lay reader. Marginal glosses, footnote translations, and a commentary providing textual, lexical, historycal and literary annotation facilitate the understanding, appreciation and, above all, the enjoyment of this great poem. The textual variants are given at the foot of the appropriate page for easy reference and comparison, and an extremely helpful index of proper names is provided, together with an extensive bibliography. The introduction discusses the literary traditions of the poem, and its structure and themes, and analyzes the poetic art of William Langland
Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe( Visual )

31 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A tragic legend written down in the sixteenth century wherein a learned scientist honoured with the laurels of his university, sold his soul to the devil for still greater knowledge and power in the unknown."--Title screen. Deeply unsatisfied with God's decree that the reward of sin is death, Dr. John Faustus, a scholar at Wittenberg, opts to cut a deal with Lucifer. The contract--signed in Faustus's blood--stipulates that the doctor receive the services of Lucifer's lackey, Mephistophilis, for a period of 24 years, during which he has access to all knowledge, beauty, power as well as returned youth. In exchange, Lucifer receives Faustus's renunciation of Christ and, at the end of the 24 years, the doctor's soul, which he may torment in the pit of Hell for all eternity
Langland: Piers Plowman by Nevill Coghill( Book )

35 editions published between 1960 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Troilus and Criseyde by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

25 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and English, Middle and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three Oxford Guides to Chaucer are written by scholars of international repute, with the purpose of summarizing what is known about his works and offering interpretations based on recent advances in both historical knowledge and theoretical understanding. Barry Windeatt's volume on Troilus and Criseyde examines the poem that is Chaucer's most ambitious single achievement, his masterpiece, and one of the very finest narrative poems in the English language. The story of love fulfilled and trust betrayed - of how Troilus and Criseyde discover love, and how she abandons him for Diomede after her departure from Troy - is presented by Chaucer with profound insight into human character and explored through its philosophical and spiritual dimensions. This Oxford Guide is the most comprehensive introduction to Troilus and Criseyde yet produced. It includes the fullest and most convenient account of Chaucer's imaginative use of his sources, the first extended analysis of the poem's originality of genre, and a readable commentary on all aspects of the work, its structure, themes, characterization, and style. It also contains a survey of literary responses to Troilus in the three centuries following Chaucer's death. The Guide combines the informative substance of a reference book with the coherence of a critical reading, and is set to establish itself as a standard work on Troilus and Criseyde
Visions from Piers Plowman by William Langland( Book )

15 editions published between 1949 and 1970 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

2 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With their astonishing diversity of tone and subject-matter, 'The Canterbury Tales' have become one of the touchstones of medieval literature. The tales are told by a motley crowd of pilgrims as they journey for five days from Southwark to Canterbury. Drawn from all levels of society and all walks of life (from knight to nun, miller to monk), the pilgrims reveal a picture of English life in the fourteenth century which is as robust as it is representative."--Back cover
The Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Recording )

29 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in English and English, Middle and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of diverse tales told by a group of travellers on a pilgrimage to the shrine of Thomas a Becket at Canterbury
The divine comedy by Dante Alighieri( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'The Divine Comedy' begins in a shadowed forest on Good Friday in the year 1300. It proceeds on a journey that, in its intense recreation of the depths and the heights of human experience, has become the key with which Western civilization has sought to unlock the mystery of its own identity. Allen Mandelbaum's astonishingly Dantean translation, which captures so much of the life of the original, renders whole for us the masterpiece that genius whom our greatest poets have recognized as a central model for all poets. This Everyman's edition -- containing in one volume all three cantos, 'Inferno, ' 'Purgatorio, ' and 'Paradiso' -- includes an introduction by Nobel Prize-winning poet Eugenio Montale, a chronology, notes, and a bibliography. Also included are forty-two drawings selected from Botticelli's marvelous late-fifteenth century series of illustrations." ***"An epic poem in which the poet describes his spiritual journey through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise -- guided first by the poet Virgil and then by his beloved Beatrice -- which results in a purification of his religious faith."
The cocktail party, a comedy by T. S Eliot( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This drawing-room comedy is a modern verse play about the search for meaning, in which a psychiatrist is the catalyst for the action. "Eliot really does portray real-seeming characters. He cuts down his poetic effects to the minimum, and then finally rewards us with most beautiful poetry" (Stephen Spender)
The pardon of Piers Plowman by Nevill Coghill( Book )

28 editions published between 1944 and 1977 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

20 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected papers of Nevill Coghill, Shakespearian & medievalist by Nevill Coghill( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaucer's idea of what is noble: presidential address 1971 by Nevill Coghill( Book )

12 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder in the cathedral by T. S Eliot( Book )

24 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization in verse of the murder of Thomas à Becket at Canterbury
The pardoner's tale by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

25 editions published between 1958 and 1986 in English and English, Middle and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little did the travellers know that when they agreed to a storytelling competition on their way to Canterbury, they would be subjected to the Pardoner's crooked ways! Will the Pardoner convince the travellers to part with their money? The Pardoner's Tale is one of the most popular and admired tales from Chaucer
To Nevill Coghill from friends by John Lawlor( Book )

5 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Canterbury tales
Alternative Names
Nevill Coghill British scholar

Nevill Coghill irischer Literaturwissenschaftler und Professor

Nevill Coghill taalkundige uit Ierland (1899-1980)

Невилл Когхилл

코길, 네빌 1899-1980

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Shakespeare's professional skillsDoctor FaustusTroilus and CriseydeThe Canterbury talesThe divine comedyThe cocktail party, a comedyMurder in the cathedral