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Langland, William 1330?-1400?

Overview
Works: 410 works in 1,549 publications in 4 languages and 38,323 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Sources  Manuscripts  Prescriptions, formulae, receipts, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR2013, 821.1
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Most widely held works about William Langland
 
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Piers the Plowman : a critical edition of the A-version by William Langland( Book )

247 editions published between 1427 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 7,887 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
The vision of Piers the Plowman by William Langland( Book )

163 editions published between 1869 and 2001 in English and English, Middle and held by 2,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book concerning Piers the plowman by William Langland( Book )

14 editions published between 1907 and 1970 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers Plowman : the prologue and passus I-VII of the B text as found in Bodleian MS. Laud Misc. 581 by William Langland( Book )

29 editions published between 1972 and 1989 in English and English, Middle and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

73 editions published between 1867 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

28 editions published between 1960 and 1997 in English and English, Middle and held by 651 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 by William Langland( Book )

26 editions published between 1967 and 1978 in 4 languages and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers Plowman by William Langland( Book )

7 editions published between 1960 and 1988 in English and English, Middle and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

- - Supplement. The evidence for authorship/by George Kane.-1965.-72p.; 23cm
William Langland's Piers Plowman : the C version : a verse translation by William Langland( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 418 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
Will's vision of Piers Plowman by William Langland( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mum and the sothsegger( Book )

13 editions published between 1936 and 2001 in English and English, Middle and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers Plowman : selections from the B-text as found in Bodleian Ms. Laud Misc. 581 by William Langland( Book )

14 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers Plowman: the vision of a peoples Christ by William Langland( Book )

12 editions published between 1912 and 1931 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers Plowman : a parallel-text edition of the A, B, C and Z versions by William Langland( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English, Middle and English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 297 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."--Publisher's website
The vision of Pierce Plowman by William Langland( Book )

50 editions published between 1550 and 1976 in English and English, Middle and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vision and creed of Piers Ploughman by William Langland( Book )

32 editions published between 1832 and 1897 in English and English, Middle and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parallel extracts from forty-five manuscripts of Piers Plowman, with notes upon their relation to the society's three-text edition of this poem by William Langland( Book )

16 editions published between 1866 and 2000 in English and English, Middle and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parallel extracts from twenty-nine manuscripts of Piers Plowman, with comments, and a proposal for the Society's three-text edition of this poem by William Langland( Book )

21 editions published between 1866 and 2015 in English and English, Middle and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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William Langland's Piers Plowman : the C version : a verse translation
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The vision of Piers the PlowmanThe vision of William concerning Piers Plowman, together with Vita de Dowel, Dobet, et Dobest, secundum Wit et ResounWill's visions of Piers Plowman, do-well, do-better, and do-bestWilliam Langland's Piers Plowman : the C version : a verse translationWill's vision of Piers PlowmanMum and the sothseggerPiers Plowman : a parallel-text edition of the A, B, C and Z versionsPiers Plowman : the Donaldson translation, Middle English text, sources and backgrounds, criticismParallel extracts from forty-five manuscripts of Piers Plowman, with notes upon their relation to the society's three-text edition of this poem