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Payne, John 1842-1916

Overview
Works: 177 works in 588 publications in 5 languages and 8,939 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Frame stories  Allegories  Illustrated works  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  Poetry  Short stories 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor
Classifications: PQ4272.E5, 853.1
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Most widely held works by John Payne
The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio( Book )

79 editions published between 1893 and 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 2,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the backdrop of the fourteenth-century Black Death, an anthology of one hundred interlinked tales presents a variety of works recounted by the citizens of Florence--nobles, knights, abbots, nuns, doctors, philosophers, students, peasants, pilgrims, thieves, and others--who have fled the city to escape the plague
The testaments of Francois Villon by Franois Villon( Book )

11 editions published between 1924 and 1940 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The portable Arabian nights( Book )

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

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

33 editions published between 1882 and 2007 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by Franois Villon( Book )

15 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."
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 )

32 editions published between 1884 and 1914 in English and Arabic and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

33 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 )

11 editions published between 1800 and 1887 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lyrics of François Villon by Franois Villon( Book )

2 editions published between 1933 and 1979 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1900 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

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

6 editions published between 1904 and 1916 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novels of Matteo Bandello : bishop of Agen by Matteo Bandello( Book )

4 editions published in 1890 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arabian nights : an anthology( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 81 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 Decameron of Giovanni Boccacci (Il Boccaccio) by Giovanni Boccaccio( Book )

3 editions published in 1886 in English and Italian and held by 75 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 Franois Villon( Book )

2 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vigil and vision. New sonnets by John Payne( Book )

5 editions published between 1903 and 1994 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Decameron
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John Payne englischer Dichter und bersetzer

John Payne English poet and translator

John Payne poet

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