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Payne, John 1842-1916

Overview
Works: 199 works in 656 publications in 5 languages and 9,097 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Frame stories  Allegories  Biography  Folklore  Illustrated works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Manuscripts 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Lyricist
Classifications: PQ4272.E5, 853.15
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Most widely held works by John Payne
The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio( Book )

75 editions published between 1665 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revised for the seven hundredth anniversary of the author's birth, this tale of medieval Italian life details how ten young Florentines retreat to the countryside to escape the plague-infested city and entertain themselves by telling stories
The testaments of Francois Villon by François Villon( Book )

13 editions published between 1924 and 1940 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The portable Arabian nights( Book )

2 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by François Villon( Book )

16 editions published between 1900 and 1933 in English and French and held by 298 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."
Alaeddin and the enchanted lamp; Zein ul Asnam and the king of the Jinn by John Payne( Book )

38 editions published between 1889 and 1914 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1800 and 1887 in English and held by 208 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 )

11 editions published between 1892 and 1916 in English and held by 197 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 154 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 )

20 editions published between 1901 and 1914 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1884 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lyrics of François Villon by François Villon( Book )

2 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 138 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 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arabian nights : an anthology( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 95 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 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1878 and 1881 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Decameron
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John Payne englischer Dichter und Übersetzer

John Payne English poet and translator

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