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Langland, William 1330?-1400?

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Works: 395 works in 1,342 publications in 3 languages and 36,921 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Manuscripts  Prescriptions, formulae, receipts, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR2013, 821.1
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The vision of Piers the Plowman by William Langland( Book )

108 editions published between 1550 and 2011 in English and English, Middle and held by 3,184 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
Piers Plowman by William Langland( Book )

55 editions published between 1427 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,449 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
Piers the Plowman; a critical edition of the A-version by William Langland( Book )

22 editions published between 1885 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 1,355 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 by William Langland( Book )

76 editions published between 1867 and 1974 in English and English, Middle and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers the Ploughman by William Langland( Book )

28 editions published between 1959 and 2001 in English and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book concerning Piers the plowman by William Langland( Book )

14 editions published between 1907 and 1970 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visions from Piers Plowman by William Langland( Book )

13 editions published between 1949 and 1970 in English and held by 775 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 )

102 editions published between 1867 and 2006 in English and English, Middle and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vision of William concerning Piers the Plowman in three parallel texts : together with Richard the Redeless by William Langland( Book )

47 editions published between 1881 and 2001 in English and English, Middle and held by 761 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 )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in English, Middle and English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers Plowman by William Langland( Book )

4 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

- - Supplement. The evidence for authorship/by George Kane.-1965.-72p.; 23cm
William Langland's Piers Plowman : the C version : a verse translation by William Langland( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 419 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
Will's visions of Piers Plowman, do-well, do-better, and do-best by William Langland( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in English and English, Middle and held by 415 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
Mum and the sothsegger( Book )

11 editions published between 1936 and 2001 in English and English, Middle and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers plowman; the C-text and its poet by E. Talbot Donaldson( Book )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 404 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 394 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 : 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 )

7 editions published between 1912 and 1931 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vision of Pierce Plowman by William Langland( Book )

41 editions published between 1550 and 1983 in English and English, Middle and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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William Langland's Piers Plowman : the C version : a verse translation
Alternative Names
Langland, Robert, 1330?-1400?

Langland, Uĭli︠a︡m, 1330?-1400?

Langley Robert 1325?-1390?

Langley William 1325?-1390?

Longlande Robert 1325?-1390?

William de Langley 1325?-1390?

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Piers PlowmanPiers the Plowman; a critical edition of the A-versionPiers the PloughmanThe vision of William concerning Piers Plowman, together with Vita de Dowel, Dobet, et Dobest, secundum Wit et ResounThe vision of William concerning Piers the Plowman in three parallel texts : together with Richard the RedelessWilliam Langland's Piers Plowman : the C version : a verse translationWill's visions of Piers Plowman, do-well, do-better, and do-bestMum and the sothsegger