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Langland, William 1330?-1400?

Overview
Works: 444 works in 1,641 publications in 4 languages and 38,394 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Sources  Manuscripts  Romances  Prescriptions, formulae, receipts, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR2013, 821.1
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Most widely held works about William Langland
 
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Piers Plowman by William Langland( Book )

300 editions published between 1427 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 8,330 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 )

15 editions published between 1907 and 1970 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1952 and 1972 in English and held by 772 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
The vision of William concerning Piers the Plowman in three parallel texts : together with Richard the Redeless by William Langland( Book )

42 editions published between 1885 and 2001 in English and English, Middle and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers Plowman : the prologue and passus I-VII of the B text as found in Bodleian MS. Laud Misc. 581 by William Langland( Book )

28 editions published between 1972 and 1989 in English and English, Middle and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers the Plowman by William Langland( Book )

14 editions published between 1885 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers Plowman by William Langland( Book )

7 editions published in 1960 in English and English, Middle and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

- - Supplement. The evidence for authorship/by George Kane.-1965.-72p.; 23cm
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 English and English, Middle and held by 419 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 )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mum and the sothsegger( Book )

14 editions published between 1936 and 2001 in English and English, Middle and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a new annotated translation of the B-text, Langland's own extensive revision of his original text. One of the greatest poems of the English Middle Ages, Piers Plowman remains of enduring interest for its vivid picture of the whole life of medieval society, its deeply imaginative religious vision, and its passionate concern to see justice and truth prevail in our world
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 354 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 )

17 editions published between 1867 and 1968 in English and English, Middle and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1912 and 1931 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English, Middle and English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers Plowman : the Donaldson translation, Middle English text, sources and backgrounds, criticism by William Langland( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the fourteenth-century epic poem by William Langland that explores day-to-day life in medieval England
The vision and creed of Piers Ploughman by William Langland( Book )

31 editions published between 1832 and 1897 in English and English, Middle and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vision of Pierce Plowman by William Langland( Book )

48 editions published between 1550 and 1976 in English and English, Middle and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Piers Plowman
Alternative Names
Langland, Robert, 1330?-1400?

Langland, Uĭli︠a︡m, 1330?-1400?

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The vision of William concerning Piers the Plowman in three parallel texts : together with Richard the RedelessPiers the PlowmanWill's visions of Piers Plowman, do-well, do-better, and do-bestWill's vision of Piers PlowmanMum and the sothseggerPiers Plowman : a new translation of the B-textPiers Plowman : a parallel-text edition of the A, B, C and Z versionsPiers Plowman : the Donaldson translation, Middle English text, sources and backgrounds, criticism