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Skeat, Walter W. (Walter William) 1835-1912

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Works: 1,853 works in 6,999 publications in 7 languages and 49,464 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  Frame stories  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  History  Narrative poetry  Romances  Epic poetry 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Compiler, Contributor, Correspondent, Writer of accompanying material, Annotator, Adapter, Former owner
Classifications: PR1870.A1, 821.1
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Piers the Plowman : a critical edition of the A-version by William Langland( Book )

142 editions published between 1867 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 2,037 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
An etymological dictionary of the English language by Walter W Skeat( Book )

121 editions published between 1822 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practical and reliable, this well-known reference traces English words back to their Indo-European roots. Each entry features a brief definition, identifies the actual or probable language of origin, and employs a few quotations that indicate usage and the period at which the word entered into English parlance. Numerous cross-references enable readers to collect all the forms of any given term, and extensive editorial apparatus includes lists of prefixes, suffixes, Indo-European roots, homonyms and doublets, and the distribution of English-language sources. Useful not only to students of comparative philology and early English, this volume will intrigue everyone with an interest in the origin, history, and development of the English language.--Publisher's description
The complete works of Geoffrey Chaucer by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

205 editions published between 1894 and 2015 in English and English, Middle and held by 1,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Canterbury Tales - A Treatise on the Astrolabe - The Legend of Good Women - The Hous of Fame - Troilus and Criseyde - Boethius de Consolatione Philosophie__
Troilus and Cressida ; and, the Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

14 editions published between 1952 and 1990 in English and held by 1,662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original and modern versions in parallel columns
The Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

76 editions published between 1879 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,579 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
A concise etymological dictionary of the English language by Walter W Skeat( Book )

238 editions published between 1882 and 2019 in English and held by 1,501 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 )

86 editions published between 1866 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English dialects from the eighth century to the present day by Walter W Skeat( Book )

67 editions published between 1901 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This 1911 text sketches beginnings of dialects in England, the elements of Scandinavian and French influence on them, and their gradual development." --Publisher description
The lay of Havelok the Dane by Walter W Skeat( Book )

80 editions published between 1868 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aelfric's Lives of saints : being a set of sermons on saints' days formerly observed by the English Church by Aelfric( Book )

82 editions published between 1881 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The student's Chaucer, being a complete edition of his works by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

41 editions published between 1894 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A glossary of Tudor and Stuart words, especially from the dramatists by Walter W Skeat( Book )

24 editions published between 1914 and 1986 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chaucer canon, with a discussion of the works associated with the name of Geoffrey Chaucer by Walter W Skeat( Book )

39 editions published between 1900 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prologue, the Knightes tale, the Nonne preestes tale, from the Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

86 editions published between 1867 and 1957 in English and English, Middle and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles of English etymology by Walter W Skeat( Book )

47 editions published between 1887 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concise dictionary of Middle English from A.D. 1150 to 1580 by A. L Mayhew( Book )

59 editions published between 1888 and 2011 in English and English, Middle and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The evolution of the Canterbury tales by Walter W Skeat( Book )

37 editions published between 1907 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Routledge Revivals is an initiative aiming to re-issue a wealth of academic works which have long been unavailable. Encompassing a vast range from across the Humanities and Social Sciences. Routlege Revivals draws upon a distinguished catalogue of imprints and authors associated with Routledge, restoring to print books by some of the most influential academic scholars of the last 120 years
Lancelot of the Laik; a Scottish metrical romance, about 1490-1500 A.D by Lancelot( Book )

48 editions published between 1865 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is an edited version of a 15th-century Scottish text about Sir Lancelot
The prioresses tale, Sire Thopas, the Monkes tale, the Clerkes tale, the Squieres tale, from the Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

75 editions published between 1874 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Specimens of early English : with introductions, notes, and glossarial index by Richard Morris( Book )

90 editions published between 1872 and 1935 in 3 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology, from Robert of Gloucester to Gower
 
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An etymological dictionary of the English language
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The complete works of Geoffrey ChaucerThe Canterbury talesA concise etymological dictionary of the English languageEnglish dialects from the eighth century to the present dayAelfric's Lives of saints : being a set of sermons on saints' days formerly observed by the English ChurchA concise dictionary of Middle English from A.D. 1150 to 1580Lancelot of the Laik; a Scottish metrical romance, about 1490-1500 A.D
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Skeat, W. W. (Walter William), 1835-1912

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Walter William Skeat britischer Philologe

Walter William Skeat British etymologist

Walter William Skeat Brits taalkundige (1835-1912)

Walter William Skeat filologo britannico

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