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Langland, William 1330?-1400

Overview
Works: 963 works in 3,062 publications in 8 languages and 44,490 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Sources  Fiction  Romances  Manuscripts  Prescriptions, formulae, receipts, etc 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Creator, Compiler, Honoree
Classifications: PR2013, 821.1
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Most widely held works about William Langland
 
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Piers the Plowman : a critical edition of the A-version by William Langland( Book )

571 editions published between 1450 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 9,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authoritative edition which contains a historical introduction, explanatory notes, textual notes and a glossary. A full-bodied presentation of the A-version of the poem
William Langland's Piers Plowman : the C version : a verse translation by William Langland( )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,028 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
The book concerning Piers the plowman by William Langland( Book )

34 editions published between 1907 and 1972 in English and Multiple languages and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers Plowman is one of the most significant works of medieval literature. Astonishing in its cultural and theological scope, William Langland's iconoclastic masterpiece is at once a historical relic and a deeply spiritual vision, probing not only the social and religious aristocracy but also the day-to-day realities of a largely voiceless proletariat class. - Publisher
The vision of William concerning Piers the Plowman in three parallel texts : together with Richard the Redeless by William Langland( Book )

80 editions published between 1881 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visions from Piers Plowman by William Langland( Book )

30 editions published between 1949 and 1970 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will's vision of Piers Plowman by William Langland( Book )

33 editions published between 1960 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Donaldson--one of the century's most distinguished medieval scholars--began his career working on Piers and continued studying it all his life. His translation not only skillfully reproduces the alliterative verse of the original, but also reanimates the poem in all its mercurial changes: lyrical, mystical, satirical--and funny. Elizabeth Kirk and Judith Anderson have supplied helpful notes and glossary, and an introduction. Both the translation and the apparatus open up the poem's world for every reader"--Back cover
Piers Plowman : the prologue and passus I-VII of the B text as found in Bodleian MS. Laud Misc. 581 by William Langland( Book )

31 editions published between 1972 and 1989 in English and English, Middle and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers Plowman : a new translation of the B-text by William Langland( Book )

49 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in English and English, Middle and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a reissue of the previous World's Classics edition
Piers Plowman : the Z version by William Langland( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in English and English, Middle and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vision of William concerning Piers Plowman, together with Vita de Dowel, Dobet, et Dobest, secundum Wit et Resoun by William Langland( Book )

37 editions published between 1867 and 2000 in English and English, Middle and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mum and the sothsegger( Book )

11 editions published between 1936 and 2001 in English and English, Middle and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers Plowman: the vision of a peoples Christ by William Langland( Book )

17 editions published between 1912 and 1931 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers Plowman : a parallel-text edition of the A, B, C and Z versions by William Langland( Book )

27 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and English, Middle and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work--a parallel-text edition that contains all four versions of Piers Plowman--constitutes a major enterprise of textual scholarship and will provide for students of Langland a modern equivalent to Skeat's standard edition of 1886. This revised and corrected three-volume set is specifically designed to facilitate study of the parallel text (Volume 1) alongside both the textual notes (Volume 2, Part 1) and the commentary/glossary (Volume 2, Part 2), and is intended to make the entire edition available to as many students of Langland as possible. Volume 1 revises the first edition published by Longman in 1995. The two-part Volume 2 contains in a full and clearly presented form all the material essential for advanced study of a great medieval poem that continues to attract wide and intense interest." -- Publisher's description
Piers Plowman : the Donaldson translation, Middle English text, sources and backgrounds, criticism by William Langland( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Piers Plowman is one of the most significant works of medieval literature. Astonishing in its cultural and theological scope, William Langland's iconoclastic masterpiece is at once a historical relic and a deeply spiritual vision, probing not only the social and religious aristocracy but also the day-to-day realities of a largely voiceless proletariat class. E. Talbot Donaldson's translation of the text has been selected for this Norton Critical Edition because of its skillful emulation of the original poem's distinct alliterative verse. Selections of the authoritative Middle English text are also included for comparative analysis. "Sources and Backgrounds" includes a large collection of contemporary religious and historical documents pertaining to the poem, including selections from the Douai Bible, accounts of the plague, and legal statutes. "Criticism" includes twenty interpretive essays by leading medievalists, among them E. Talbot Donaldson, George Kane, Jill Mann, Derek Pearsall, C. David Benson, and Elizabeth D. Kirk. A Glossary and Selected Bibliography are also included."--Publisher's website
The vision of Pierce Plowman by William Langland( Book )

29 editions published between 1550 and 1976 in English and English, Middle and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers Plowman : selections from the B-text as found in Bodleian Ms. Laud Misc. 581 by William Langland( Book )

12 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers Plowman : the A version by William Langland( Book )

7 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fourteenth-century Piers Plowman is one of the most influential poems from the Age of Chaucer. Following the character Will on his quest for the true Christian life, the three dream narratives that make up this work address a number of pressing political, social, moral, and educational issues of the late Middle Ages. Míceál F. Vaughan presents a fresh edition of the A version, an earlier and shorter version of this great work. Unlike the B and C versions, there is no modern, affordable edition of the A version available. For the first time in decades, students and scholars of medieval literature now have access to this important work. Vaughan's clean, uncluttered text is accompanied by ample glossing of difficult Middle English words. An expansive introduction, which includes a narrative summary of the poem, textual notes, detailed endnotes, and a select bibliography frame the text, making this edition ideal for classroom use. This is the first classroom edition of the A version since Thomas A. Knott and David C. Fowler's celebrated 1952 publication. Based on an early-fifteenth-century manuscript from the University of Oxford's Bodleian Library, Vaughan's text offers a unique rendition of the poem, and it is the first modern edition not to attribute the poem to William Langland. By conservatively editing one important witness of Piers Plowman, Vaughan takes a new generation of students to an early version of this great medieval poem."--Publisher's website
Piers Plowman, the B version : Will's visions of Piers Plowman, Do-well, Do-better, and Do-best by William Langland( Book )

25 editions published between 1960 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parallel extracts from forty-five manuscripts of Piers Plowman : with notes upon their relation to the society's three-text edition of this poem by William Langland( Book )

17 editions published between 1866 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will's visions of Piers Plowman, do-well, do-better, and do-best by William Langland( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in 3 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This definitive edition of the C Version of Piers Plowman presents the poem in its second, uncompleted revision. Its base is the text in Huntington Library MS 143, corrected and restored from the evidence of all known manuscripts of the C tradition to that of the first fair copy of the poet's revision materials. The correction and restoration are described in an extensive Introduction, and there is a full apparatus of variant readings
 
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William Langland's Piers Plowman : the C version : a verse translation
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William Langland's Piers Plowman : the C version : a verse translationWill's vision of Piers PlowmanPiers Plowman : a new translation of the B-textThe vision of William concerning Piers Plowman, together with Vita de Dowel, Dobet, et Dobest, secundum Wit et ResounMum and the sothseggerPiers Plowman : a parallel-text edition of the A, B, C and Z versionsPiers Plowman : the Donaldson translation, Middle English text, sources and backgrounds, criticismPiers Plowman : the A version
Alternative Names
Langland.

Langland, Robert 1330?-1400?

Langland, Uĭli͡am 1330?-1400?

Langland, W.

Langland, W. 1332-1400

Langland, William (ca 1330-ca 1400)

Langlande, W.

Langlande, W. 1332-1400

Langlande, William

Langlande, William 1330-1400

Langlande, William 1332-1400

Langley Robert 1325?-1390?

Langley, William.

Langley William 1325?-1390?

Langley, William 1330-1400

Langley, William 1332-1400

Longland, Robert

Longland, Robert 1330-1400

Longland, Robert 1332-1400

Longlande, Robert

Longlande Robert 1325?-1390?

Longlande, Robert 1330-1400

Longlande, Robert 1332-1400

Longlande, W.

Longlande, W. 1332-1400

Longlande, William

Longlande, William 1330-1400

Longlande, William 1332-1400

Robert 1332-1400 Longland

Robert Longland

Robert Longland 1332-1400

Wilhelm 1332-1400 Langland

Wilhelm Langland

Wilhelm Langland 1332-1400

William 1332-1400 Langland

William 1332-1400 Longland

William de Langley

William de Langley 1325?-1390?

William Langland

William Langland 1332-1400

William Langland angielski poeta

William Langland englischer Dichter

William Langland schrijver uit Engeland (1332-1386)

William Langland scrittore britannico

William Longland

William Longland 1332-1400

Ленгленд, Уильям

ولیم لینگلینڈ

ويليام لانغلاند كاتب إنجليزي

ویلیام لنگلند نویسنده و شاعر انگلیسی

랭글런드, 윌리엄 1330?-1400?

ウィリアム・ラングランド

ラングランド

ラングランド, ウィリアム

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