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Coghill, Nevill 1899-1980

Overview
Works: 214 works in 1,021 publications in 5 languages and 17,226 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Christian drama  Biography  Juvenile works  Sources  Narrative poetry 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Director, Author of screenplay, Performer, Adapter, Compiler, Lyricist, Author of introduction, Other, Librettist
Classifications: PR1870.A1, 821.1
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The Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

223 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With their astonishing diversity of tone and subject-matter, 'The Canterbury Tales' have become one of the touchstones of medieval literature. The tales are told by a motley crowd of pilgrims as they journey for five days from Southwark to Canterbury. Drawn from all levels of society and all walks of life (from knight to nun, miller to monk), the pilgrims reveal a picture of English life in the fourteenth century which is as robust as it is representative."--Back cover
The book concerning Piers the plowman by William Langland( Book )

46 editions published between 1935 and 1973 in English and held by 1,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fourteenth-century Piers Plowman is one of the most influential poems from the Age of Chaucer. Following the character Will on his quest for the true Christian life, the three dream narratives that make up this work address a number of pressing political, social, moral, and educational issues of the late Middle Ages. Míceál F. Vaughan presents a fresh edition of the A version, an earlier and shorter version of this great work. Unlike the B and C versions, there is no modern, affordable edition of the A version available. For the first time in decades, students and scholars of medieval literature now have access to this important work. Vaughan's clean, uncluttered text is accompanied by ample glossing of difficult Middle English words. An expansive introduction, which includes a narrative summary of the poem, textual notes, detailed endnotes, and a select bibliography frame the text, making this edition ideal for classroom use. This is the first classroom edition of the A version since Thomas A. Knott and David C. Fowler's celebrated 1952 publication. Based on an early-fifteenth-century manuscript from the University of Oxford's Bodleian Library, Vaughan's text offers a unique rendition of the poem, and it is the first modern edition not to attribute the poem to William Langland. By conservatively editing one important witness of Piers Plowman, Vaughan takes a new generation of students to an early version of this great medieval poem."--Publisher's website
The poet Chaucer by Nevill Coghill( Book )

66 editions published between 1949 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical notes on Chaucer - The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales - Tales and tellers___
Geoffrey Chaucer by Nevill Coghill( Book )

67 editions published between 1956 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's professional skills by Nevill Coghill( Book )

26 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctor Faustus by Richard Burton( Visual )

26 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A tragic legend written down in the sixteenth century wherein a learned scientist honoured with the laurels of his university, sold his soul to the devil for still greater knowledge and power in the unknown."--Title screen. Deeply unsatisfied with God's decree that the reward of sin is death, Dr. John Faustus, a scholar at Wittenberg, opts to cut a deal with Lucifer. The contract--signed in Faustus's blood--stipulates that the doctor receive the services of Lucifer's lackey, Mephistophilis, for a period of 24 years, during which he has access to all knowledge, beauty, power as well as returned youth. In exchange, Lucifer receives Faustus's renunciation of Christ and, at the end of the 24 years, the doctor's soul, which he may torment in the pit of Hell for all eternity
Langland: Piers Plowman by Nevill Coghill( Book )

33 editions published between 1960 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Troilus and Criseyde by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

27 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three Oxford Guides to Chaucer are written by scholars of international repute, with the purpose of summarizing what is known about his works and offering interpretations based on recent advances in both historical knowledge and theoretical understanding. Barry Windeatt's volume on Troilus and Criseyde examines the poem that is Chaucer's most ambitious single achievement, his masterpiece, and one of the very finest narrative poems in the English language. The story of love fulfilled and trust betrayed - of how Troilus and Criseyde discover love, and how she abandons him for Diomede after her departure from Troy - is presented by Chaucer with profound insight into human character and explored through its philosophical and spiritual dimensions. This Oxford Guide is the most comprehensive introduction to Troilus and Criseyde yet produced. It includes the fullest and most convenient account of Chaucer's imaginative use of his sources, the first extended analysis of the poem's originality of genre, and a readable commentary on all aspects of the work, its structure, themes, characterization, and style. It also contains a survey of literary responses to Troilus in the three centuries following Chaucer's death. The Guide combines the informative substance of a reference book with the coherence of a critical reading, and is set to establish itself as a standard work on Troilus and Criseyde
The Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Recording )

29 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in English and English, Middle and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of diverse tales told by a group of travellers on a pilgrimage to the shrine of Thomas a Becket at Canterbury
The divine comedy by Dante Alighieri( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This single volume, blank verse translation of The Divine Comedy includes an introduction, maps of Dante's Italy, Hell, Purgatory, Geocentric Universe, and political panorama of the thirteenth and early fourteenth century, diagrams and notes providing the reader with invaluable guidance
The cocktail party, a comedy by T. S Eliot( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This drawing-room comedy is a modern verse play about the search for meaning, in which a psychiatrist is the catalyst for the action. "Eliot really does portray real-seeming characters. He cuts down his poetic effects to the minimum, and then finally rewards us with most beautiful poetry" (Stephen Spender)
The pardon of Piers Plowman by Nevill Coghill( Book )

28 editions published between 1944 and 1977 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected papers of Nevill Coghill, Shakespearian & medievalist by Nevill Coghill( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder in the cathedral by T. S Eliot( Book )

23 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization in verse of the murder of Thomas à Becket at Canterbury
Chaucer's idea of what is noble: presidential address 1971 by Nevill Coghill( Book )

13 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pardoner's tale by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

29 editions published between 1958 and 1986 in English and English, Middle and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Packed full of analysis and interpretation, historical background, discussions and commentaries, York Notes will help you get right to the heart of the text you're studying, whether it's poetry, a play or a novel. You'll learn all about the historical context of the piece; find detailed discussions of key passages and characters; learn interesting facts about the text; and discover structures, patterns and themes that you may never have known existed. In the Advanced Notes, specific sections on critical thinking, and advice on how to read critically yourself, enable you to engage with the text in new and different ways
The nun's priest's tale by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

23 editions published between 1950 and 1987 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geannoteerde tekstuitgave van een fragment uit de Canterbury tales (ca. 1370)
To Nevill Coghill from friends by John Lawlor( Book )

5 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Recording )

12 editions published between 1960 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Chaucerian times and poetry. Provides a pronunciation key and readings from The prologue and The pardoner's tale
Beowulf by Beowulf( Recording )

9 editions published between 1966 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Nevill Coghill British scholar

Nevill Coghill irischer Literaturwissenschaftler und Professor

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Shakespeare's professional skillsDoctor FaustusTroilus and CriseydeThe Canterbury talesThe divine comedyThe cocktail party, a comedyMurder in the cathedral