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Langland, William

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Works: 254 works in 900 publications in 9 languages and 2,040 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sources  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Manuscripts  Romances  Prescriptions, formulae, receipts, etc 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Editor
Classifications: PR2013, 821.1
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Piers Plowman by William Langland( Book )

266 editions published between 1869 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 475 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
Piers the Plowman : a critical edition of the A-version by William Langland( Book )

61 editions published between 1891 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authoritative edition which contains a historical introduction, explanatory notes, textual notes and a glossary. A full-bodied presentation of the A-version of the poem
Piers Plowman : a parallel-text edition of the A, B, C and Z versions by William Langland( Book )

31 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and English, Middle and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vision of William concerning Piers the Plowman in three parallel texts : together with Richard the Redeless by William Langland( Book )

31 editions published between 1885 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers Plowman : the Z version by William Langland( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and English, Middle and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will's visions of Piers Plowman, do-well, do-better, and do-best by William Langland( Book )

18 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in English and English, Middle and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This definitive edition of the C Version of Piers Plowman presents the poem in its second, uncompleted revision. Its base is the text in Huntington Library MS 143, corrected and restored from the evidence of all known manuscripts of the C tradition to that of the first fair copy of the poet's revision materials. The correction and restoration are described in an extensive Introduction, and there is a full apparatus of variant readings
Piers Plowman : a new translation of the B-text by William Langland( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a new annotated translation of the B-text, Langland's own extensive revision of his original text. One of the greatest poems of the English Middle Ages, Piers Plowman remains of enduring interest for its vivid picture of the whole life of medieval society, its deeply imaginative religious vision, and its passionate concern to see justice and truth prevail in our world
The Piers Plowman electronic archive by William Langland( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Important site containing electronic versions of several of the PP manuscripts. The long-range goal of the Piers Plowman Electronic Archive is the creation of a multi-level, hyper-textually linked electronic archive of the textual tradition of all three versions of the fourteenth-century allegorical dream vision
Piers Plowman, the B version : Will's visions of Piers Plowman, Do-well, Do-better, and Do-best by William Langland( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1988 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers Plowman is one of the most significant works of medieval literature. Astonishing in its cultural and theological scope, William Langland's iconoclastic masterpiece is at once a historical relic and a deeply spiritual vision, probing not only the social and religious aristocracy but also the day-to-day realities of a largely voiceless proletariat class. E. Talbot Donaldson's translation of the text has been selected for this Norton Critical Edition because of its skillful emulation of the original poem's distinct alliterative verse. Selections of the authoritative Middle English text are also included for comparative analysis. Sources and Backgrounds includes a large collection of contemporary religious and historical documents pertaining to the poem, including selections from the Douai Bible, accounts of the plague, and legal statutes. Criticism includes twenty interpretive essays by leading medievalists, among them E. Talbot Donaldson, George Kane, Jill Mann, Derek Pearsall, C. David Benson, and Elizabeth D. Kirk. A Glossary and Selected Bibliography are also included. --W.W. Norton and Company
The vision of Pierce Plowman : now fyrste imprynted by Roberte Crowley, dwellyng in Ely rentes in Holburne. Anno Domini. 1550. Cum priuilegio ad imprimendu[m] solum by William Langland( )

2 editions published in 1550 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vision of William concerning Piers Plowman, together with Vita de Dowel, Dobet, et Dobest by William Langland( Book )

14 editions published between 1867 and 2000 in English and English, Middle and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vision of William concerning Piers the Plowman : according to the version revised and enlarged by the author about A.D. 1377 by William Langland( Book )

17 editions published between 1869 and 1968 in English and English, Middle and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Vision of William concerning Piers the Plowman, together with Vita de Dowel, Dobet, et Dobest by William Langland( Book )

10 editions published between 1867 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vision of William concerning Piers the Plowman in three parallel texts ; together with Richard the Redeless by William Langland( Book )

13 editions published between 1886 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The persecuted minister, in defence of the ministerie, the great ordinance of Jesus Christ by William LANGLEY( )

4 editions published in 1656 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text by William Langland( Book )

5 editions published between 1886 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes to texts A, B, and C by William Langland( Book )

4 editions published between 1877 and 2000 in English and English, Middle and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vision of William concerning Piers the plowman : in four parts ; together with vita de dowel, dobet, et dobest, secundum wit et resoun ; from numerous manuscripts, with prefaces, notes, and a glossary by William Langland( Book )

5 editions published between 1885 and 1981 in English and English, Old and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Langland, Robert 1330?-1400?

Langland, Uĭli͡am 1330?-1400?

Langland, W.

Langland, W. 1332-1400

Langlande, W.

Langlande, W. 1332-1400

Langlande, William

Langlande, William 1330-1400

Langlande, William 1332-1400

Langley Robert 1325?-1390?

Langley, William.

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Langley, William 1330-1400

Langley, William 1332-1400

Longland, Robert

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Longlande, Robert

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Longlande, Robert 1330-1400

Longlande, Robert 1332-1400

Longlande, W.

Longlande, W. 1332-1400

Longlande, William

Longlande, William 1330-1400

Longlande, William 1332-1400

Robert 1332-1400 Longland

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Wilhelm 1332-1400 Langland

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William 1332-1400 Langland

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William de Langley

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William Langland

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William Langland angielski poeta

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William Langland schrijver uit Engeland (1332-1386)

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William Longland

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Ленгленд, Уильям

ولیم لینگلینڈ

ویلیام لنگلند نویسنده و شاعر انگلیسی

랭글런드, 윌리엄 1330?-1400?

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Piers the Plowman : a critical edition of the A-versionPiers Plowman : a parallel-text edition of the A, B, C and Z versionsWill's visions of Piers Plowman, do-well, do-better, and do-bestPiers Plowman : a new translation of the B-textThe Piers Plowman electronic archivePiers Plowman : the Donaldson translation, Middle English text, sources and backgrounds, criticismThe vision of William concerning Piers Plowman, together with Vita de Dowel, Dobet, et DobestNotes to texts A, B, and C