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Payne, John 1842-1916

Overview
Works: 179 works in 727 publications in 4 languages and 9,540 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Frame stories  Allegories  Humorous fiction  Short stories  Biography  Illustrated works  Folk tales  Folklore 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Lyricist
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Most widely held works by John Payne
The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio( Book )

48 editions published between 1893 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Decameron: 3 Different Translations by John Florio, John Payne and J.M. Rigg in 1 eBook" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Decameron (c.1351) is an entertaining series of one hundred stories written in the wake of the Black Death. The stories are told in a country villa outside the city of Florence by ten young noble men and women who are seeking to escape the ravages of the plague. Boccaccio's skill as a dramatist is masterfully displayed in these vivid portraits of people from all stations in life, with plots that revel in a bewildering variety of human reactions. Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) was an Italian writer and humanist, one of the founders of the Renaissance. He studied business but abandoned it eventually to pursue his literary interests. In 1350 Boccaccio met Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch) (1304-1374), one the most important figures in the beginnings of the Renaissance and Humanism
The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio( Book )

38 editions published between 1900 and 2003 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories of humor with a touch of satire
The testaments of Francois Villon by François Villon( Book )

14 editions published between 1924 and 1940 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The portable Arabian nights( Book )

2 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of François Villon by François Villon( Book )

19 editions published between 1890 and 1933 in English and French and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francois Villon was the last of the great medieval poets, as important in his own, more limited, sphere as Chaucer or Dante. His fame surpasses that of any other medieval French lyricist in spite of the modest quantity, uneven quality, and often repellent subject-matter of his work. His poems are largely autobiographical, and are rich in their descriptions of thefts, fights, nocturnal prowling, imprisonment, and exile. However, as Barbara Sargent-Baur points out, when Villon's work is good, it is very good, indeed unforgettable. His two major works are the Lais, a series of bequests in anticipation of his prudent departure from Paris, and Testament, which is about his primary topic, himself. There have been many translations of Villon's work into many languages, including English, but this is the first edition of the whole of the corpus utilizing a re-reading of all the manuscript sources and presenting for each poem a single-source text with all emendations accounted for. It is also the first annotated English version based on the best-text principle and respecting both Villon's meaning and his metrics. A modern edition of the French texts is presented beside the English on facing pages. In an extensive commentary, Sargent-Baur identifies the poet's literary and historical allusions, as well as place-names, legatees, and biographical data
The Arabian nights entertainments : containing sixty-five stories told by Shahrazade the Sultaness to divert Shahryar the Sultan from the execution of a vow he had made to avenge the disloyalty of his first Sultaness( Book )

6 editions published between 1954 and 1955 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheherezade, daughter of King Shahryar's advisor, tells her husband a different story every night to keep the king from killing her
Alaeddin and the enchanted lamp; Zein ul Asnam and the king of the Jinn by John Payne( Book )

48 editions published between 1889 and 2016 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A translation of Arabic tales not in the Nights manuscript tradition, but introduced by Galland
Tales from the Arabic of the Breslau and Calcutta (1814-18) editions of the Book of the thousand nights and one night not occurring in the other printed texts of the work( Book )

40 editions published between 1884 and 1914 in English and Arabic and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Master François Villon of Paris, now first done into English verse in the original forms by François Villon( Book )

13 editions published between 1892 and 1916 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories of Boccaccio (The Decameron) by Giovanni Boccaccio( Book )

11 editions published between 1800 and 1931 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetical works of John Payne by John Payne( Book )

10 editions published between 1902 and 1970 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of the thousand nights and one night: now first completely done into English prose and verse, from the original Arabic by John Payne( Book )

27 editions published between 1884 and 2009 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Master François Villon of Paris by François Villon( Book )

13 editions published between 1878 and 1892 in English and Undetermined and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of the thousand nights and one night: by John Payne( Book )

16 editions published between 1884 and 2017 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lyrics of François Villon by François Villon( Book )

2 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballades & lyrics of François Villon by François Villon( Book )

4 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Decameron; or, Ten days' entertainment by Giovanni Boccaccio( Book )

4 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A medieval allegory featuring stories about love
Ballads done into English from the French of Francois Villon by François Villon( Book )

7 editions published between 1904 and 1916 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translations by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Algernon Charles Swinburne, and John Payne, from the Middle French into English, of poems by François Villon
The Arabian nights : an anthology( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of tales told by Scheherazade to amuse the cruel sultan and stop him from executing her as he had his other daily wives
The novels of Matteo Bandello : bishop of Agen by Matteo Bandello( Book )

5 editions published in 1890 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Decameron
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The DecameronThe book of the thousand nights and one night: now first completely done into English prose and verse, from the original Arabic
Alternative Names
John Payne englischer Dichter und Übersetzer

John Payne English poet and translator

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