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Shepherd, Stephen H. A.

Overview
Works: 14 works in 64 publications in 2 languages and 1,801 library holdings
Genres: Arthurian romances  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Romances  Sources  Legends  Bibliography  Manuscripts  Juvenile works 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: PR2043, 823.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Stephen H. A Shepherd
Le morte Darthur, or, The hoole book of Kyng Arthur and of his noble knyghtes of the Rounde Table : authoritative text, sources and backgrounds, criticism by Thomas Malory( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and English, Middle and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A primary and secondary source to the 15th-century prose saga for students of English literature. The text includes footnotes explaining terms and references, and marginal references to manuscript pages. A glossary, related contemporary documents, and recent critical essays support the text
Middle English romances : authoritative texts, sources and backgrounds, criticism by Stephen H. A Shepherd( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and English, Middle and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the authoritative text to a collection of middle English poetry, the seven romances, and includes comparative readings, and four essays of criticism
Turpines story : a Middle English translation of the Pseudo-Turpin chronicle( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and English, Middle and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Turpines Story is a unique English version of the Pseudo-Turpin Chronicle, a legendary account of Charlemagne's wars in Spain.. This recently discovered fifteenth-century translation is one of the earliest prose romances written in English, and it testifies to a distinct and flourishing insular literary tradition concerning Charlemagne. Identification of the original owner of the sole surviving manuscript locates the text both in the national politics of the Wars of the Roses, and in the regional litigation of the 'Great Berkeley Lawsuit'."--BOOK JACKET
Piers Plowman : the Donaldson translation, Middle English text, sources and backgrounds, criticism by William Langland( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the fourteenth-century epic poem by William Langland that explores day-to-day life in medieval England
Yee? Baw for bokes : essays on medieval manuscripts and poetics in honor of Hoyt N. Duggan( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turpines story : a middle English translation of the "Pseudo-Turpin Chronicle"( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caxton's Malory by Thomas Malory( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although many versions of the Arthurian legends exist, Malory's remains the classic telling. The tales, steeped in the magic of Merlin, and the powerful cords of the chivalric code
Piers Plowman by William Langland( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition has been prepared with a full sense of the intrinsic literary power and complexity of the work, and also of its significance as a record of social and religious conflict and crises in a turbulent age. The introduction and the extensive notes and glossary are designed to enable the student to respond to all the layers of meaning in the text and to Langland's vivid and versatile style. The C-text is chosen as the basis for the edition as being the latest revision of the poem, and therefore as bearing to some extent the author's stamp of authority. It is possible to argue, furthermore, that the C-revision presents a clearer and less cluttered argument than B, and sharpens the lineaments of the poem
Four Middle English Charlemagne Romances : a revaluation of the non-cyclic verse texts and the holograph Sir Ferumbras by Stephen H. A Shepherd( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vision of Piers the Plowman by William Langland( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Langland's Piers Plowman is one of the major poetic monuments of medieval England and of world literature. Probably composed between 1372 and 1389, the poem survives in three distinct versions. It is known to modern readers largely through the middle of the three, the so-called B-text. Now, George Economou's verse translation of the poet's third version makes available for the first time in modern English the final revision of a work that many have regarded as the greatest Christian poem in our language." "With its formal singularity, epic-scale vision, and enormous richness of content, this allegorical poem of the late fourteenth century has seized the imagination and interest of a growing and appreciative audience in the twentieth. Langland's remarkable powers of invention and his passionate involvement with the spiritual, social, and political crises of his time lay claim to our attention, and demand serious comparison with Dante's Divine Comedy. Economou's translation preserves the intensity of the poet's verse and the narrative energy of his alliterative long line, the immediacy of the original's story of the quest for salvation, and the individuality of its language and wordplay. Book jacket."--Jacket
Le morte Darthur or The hoole book of kyng Arthur and his noble Knyghtes of the Rounde Table : authoritative text, soources and backgrounds, criticism by Thomas Malory( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Turpines story( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

2004 Annual meeting : Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 13-17, 2004( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Piers Plowman : the Donaldson translation, Middle English text, sources and backgrounds, criticism by William Langland( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Piers Plowman" is one of the most important and poetically innovative works of medieval literature. Embracing every aspect of fourteenth-century life from the most mundane (life in the local pub) to the most abstract (the meaning of imagination), this poem is at once a compendium of fourteenth-century culture and a powerful evocation of a passionate quest for truth within the context of the most pressing social, economic, and religious realities ... "Sources and Backgrounds" gathers a large collection of religious and historical documents related to the poem to help readers who are approaching Piers Plowman for the first time. Scriptural and religious texts include selections from The Douai Bible and the Gospel of Nicodemus, the Athanasian Creed, as well as writings by Julian of Norwich, the Pearl-poet, Margery Kempe, Walter Hilton, and John Trevisa. Political and historical documents include two accounts of the Black Death, Thomas of Walsingham's eyewitness account of the crowning of Richard II, Thomas Brinton's famous sermon "The Parliament of Mice and Rats," and a selection of illuminating long poems, short poems, and legal statutes of the period. From the wealth of scholarly commentary on "Piers Plowman," the editors have chosen twenty classic essays for the "criticism" section, allowing readers to deepen their critical and interdisciplinary understanding of the poem. Authors are David Aers, Anna Baldwin, C. David Benson, Morton Bloomfield, John Burrow, Robert Crowley, Mary Clemente Davlin, E. Talbot Donaldson, R.W. Frank Jr., Ralph Hanna iII, George Kane, Elizabeth D. Kirk, C.S. Lewis, Jill Mann, Anne Middleton, Charles Muscatine, Derek Pearsall, Elizabeth Salter, Mary C. Schroeder, and James Simpson.-Back cover
 
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Le morte Darthur, or, The hoole book of Kyng Arthur and of his noble knyghtes of the Rounde Table : authoritative text, sources and backgrounds, criticism Caxton's Malory Le morte Darthur or The hoole book of kyng Arthur and his noble Knyghtes of the Rounde Table : authoritative text, soources and backgrounds, criticism
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Middle English romances : authoritative texts, sources and backgrounds, criticismTurpines story : a Middle English translation of the Pseudo-Turpin chroniclePiers Plowman : the Donaldson translation, Middle English text, sources and backgrounds, criticismTurpines story : a middle English translation of the "Pseudo-Turpin Chronicle"Caxton's MaloryPiers PlowmanLe morte Darthur or The hoole book of kyng Arthur and his noble Knyghtes of the Rounde Table : authoritative text, soources and backgrounds, criticismTurpines story
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Shepherd, S. H. A.

Shepherd, S. H. A. (Stephen Henry Alexander)

Shepherd, Stephen Henry Alexander.

Stephen Shepherd Canadian academic

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