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Payne, John 1842-1916

Overview
Works: 197 works in 674 publications in 5 languages and 9,484 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Frame stories  Allegories  Short stories  Folk tales  Folklore  Biography  Illustrated works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
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 )

74 editions published between 1893 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,493 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 testaments of Francois Villon by François Villon( Book )

13 editions published between 1924 and 1940 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The portable Arabian nights( Book )

2 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 373 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 )

21 editions published between 1878 and 1916 in English and Undetermined and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by François Villon( Book )

16 editions published between 1890 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."
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 )

34 editions published between 1884 and 1914 in English and Arabic and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

3 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 255 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 )

39 editions published between 1889 and 2016 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A translation of Arabic tales not in the Nights manuscript tradition, but introduced by Galland
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 poetical works of John Payne by John Payne( Book )

11 editions published between 1902 and 1970 in English and held by 174 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 )

22 editions published between 1901 and 1914 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1884 in English and held by 143 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 )

5 editions published between 1907 and 1916 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

The Decameron of Giovanni Boccacci (Il Boccaccio) by Giovanni Boccaccio( Book )

4 editions published between 1886 and 1901 in English and Italian and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the background of the Black Death of 1348, Giovanni Boccaccio's undisputed masterpiece recaptures both the tragedies and comedies of medieval life and is surely one of the greatest achievements in the history of literature
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 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 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of John Payne by Thomas Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 1919 in English and held by 2 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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