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Payne, John 1842-1916

Overview
Works: 161 works in 623 publications in 5 languages and 9,125 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Frame stories  Allegories  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Illustrated works  Folklore  Short stories  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Lyricist
Classifications: PQ4272.E5, 853.1
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Most widely held works by John Payne
The decameron : a new translation : 21 novelle, contemporary reactions, modern criticism by Giovanni Boccaccio( Book )

43 editions published between 1665 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new translation of the fourteenth-century tales recounted by young citizens of Florence who have fled the city to escape the plague
The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio by Giovanni Boccaccio( Book )

44 editions published between 1880 and 2003 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the summer of 1348, with the plague ravaging Florence, ten young men and women take refuge in the countryside, where they entertain themselves with tales of love, death, and corruption, featuring a host of characters, from lascivious clergymen and mad kings to devious lovers and false miracle-makers. Named after the Greek for "ten days," Boccaccio's book of stories draws on ancient mythology, contemporary history, and everyday life, and has influenced the work of myriad writers who came after him. J.G. Nichols's new translation, faithful to the original but rendered in eminently readable modern English, captures the timeless humor of one of the great classics of European literature. A brilliant new translation of the work that Herman Hesse called 'the first great masterpiece of European storytelling.'"--Publisher's website
The testaments of Francois Villon by François Villon( Book )

11 editions published between 1924 and 1940 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The portable Arabian nights( Book )

2 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

44 editions published between 1882 and 2009 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by François Villon( Book )

15 editions published between 1900 and 1933 in English and French and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most original and influential European poets of the Middle Ages, Francois Villon took his inspiration from the streets, taverns, and jails of Paris. Villon was a subversive voice speaking from the margins of society. He wrote about love and sex, money trouble, "the thieving rich," and the consolations of good food and wine. His work is striking in its directness, wit, and gritty urban realism. Villon s writing spurred the development of the psychologically complex first-person voice in lyric poetry. He has influenced generations of avant-garde poets and artists. Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine have emulated Villon s poetry. Claude Debussy set it to music, and Bertolt Brecht adapted it for the stage. Ezra Pound championed Villon s poetry and became largely responsible for its impact on modern verse. With David Georgi s ingenious translation, English-speaking audiences finally have a text that captures the riotous energy and wordplay of the original. With a newly revised French text that reflects the latest scholarship, this bilingual edition also features inviting and informative notes that illuminate the nuances of Villon s poems and the world of medieval Paris."
The poems of Master François Villon of Paris, now first done into English verse in the original forms by François Villon( Book )

11 editions published between 1892 and 1916 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1800 and 1887 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alaeddin and the enchanted lamp; Zein ul Asnam and the king of the Jinn by John Payne( Book )

31 editions published between 1889 and 1914 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lyrics of François Villon by François Villon( Book )

3 editions published between 1933 and 1979 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1902 and 1970 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

14 editions published between 1884 and 1914 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballads done into English from the French of Francois Villon by François Villon( Book )

6 editions published between 1904 and 1916 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arabian nights : an anthology( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 90 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 )

4 editions published in 1890 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Shemseddin Mohammed Hafiz of Shiraz by Ḥāfiẓ( Book )

4 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of François Villon : the little testament and ballads translated into English verse by Algernon Charles Swinburne, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and John Payne by François Villon( Book )

2 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The decameron : a new translation : 21 novelle, contemporary reactions, modern criticism
Alternative Names
John Payne englischer Dichter und Übersetzer

John Payne English poet and translator

John Payne poet

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The Decameron of Giovanni BoccaccioThe book of the thousand nights and one night: