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Langland, William 1330?-1400?

Overview
Works: 490 works in 1,716 publications in 4 languages and 39,398 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Manuscripts  Sources  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Prescriptions, formulae, receipts, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR2013, 821.1
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The vision of Piers the Plowman by William Langland( Book )

68 editions published between 1550 and 2014 in English and English, Middle and held by 2,980 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
Piers Plowman by William Langland( Book )

58 editions published between 1450 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition has been prepared with a full sense of the intrinsic literary power and complexity of the work, and also of its significance as a record of social and religious conflict and crises in a turbulent age. The introduction and the extensive notes and glossary are designed to enable the student to respond to all the layers of meaning in the text and to Langland's vivid and versatile style. The C-text is chosen as the basis for the edition as being the latest revision of the poem, and therefore as bearing to some extent the author's stamp of authority. It is possible to argue, furthermore, that the C-revision presents a clearer and less cluttered argument than B, and sharpens the lineaments of the poem
The vision of Piers Plowman by William Langland( Book )

48 editions published between 1912 and 1993 in English and English, Middle and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

72 editions published between 1869 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers the Ploughman by William Langland( Book )

31 editions published between 1959 and 2006 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers Plowman by William Langland( Book )

8 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in English and held by 905 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
The book concerning Piers the plowman by William Langland( Book )

15 editions published between 1907 and 1970 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vision of Piers Plowman by William Langland( Book )

19 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in English and English, Middle and held by 844 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
The vision of William concerning Piers the Plowman in three parallel texts : together with Richard the Redeless by William Langland( Book )

41 editions published between 1886 and 2001 in English and English, Middle and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers the Plowman : a critical edition of the A-version by William Langland( Book )

9 editions published between 1952 and 1972 in English and held by 768 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
Piers Plowman : the prologue and passus I-VII of the B text as found in Bodleian MS. Laud Misc. 581 by William Langland( Book )

29 editions published between 1972 and 1989 in English and English, Middle and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers the Plowman by William Langland( Book )

16 editions published between 1885 and 1992 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vision of Pierce Plowman by William Langland( )

50 editions published between 1550 and 1976 in English and English, Middle and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mum and the sothsegger( Book )

13 editions published between 1936 and 2001 in English and English, Middle and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 422 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
Will's vision of Piers Plowman by William Langland( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 421 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 Z version by William Langland( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1912 and 1931 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The vision of Piers the Plowman
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Alternative Names
Langland, Robert, 1330?-1400?

Langland, Uĭli?a︡m, 1330?-1400?

Langland, Uĭli︠a︡m, 1330?-1400?

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