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Langland, William 1330?-1400?

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Works: 503 works in 1,655 publications in 4 languages and 38,173 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Bibliography  Sources  Manuscripts  Prescriptions, formulae, receipts, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR2013, 821.1
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Piers the Plowman; a critical edition of the A-version by William Langland( Book )
392 editions published between 1427 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 10,074 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
Will's vision of Piers Plowman by William Langland( Book )
27 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in English and English, Middle [1100-1500] and held by 1,319 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
Visions from Piers Plowman by William Langland( Book )
21 editions published between 1949 and 1970 in English and held by 772 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 )
19 editions published between 1972 and 1989 in English and English, Middle [1100-1500] and held by 685 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 )
74 editions published between 1867 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 658 libraries worldwide
Piers Plowman by William Langland( Book )
3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 462 libraries worldwide
- - Supplement. The evidence for authorship/by George Kane.-1965.-72p.; 23cm
Piers Plowman : a new translation of the B-text by William Langland( Book )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 420 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
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 417 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
Mum and the sothsegger ( Book )
13 editions published between 1936 and 2001 in English and English, Middle [1100-1500] and held by 412 libraries worldwide
Piers Plowman : the Z version by William Langland( Book )
14 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and English, Middle [1100-1500] and held by 367 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 libraries worldwide
Piers Plowman: the vision of a peoples Christ by William Langland( Book )
16 editions published between 1912 and 1931 in English and held by 349 libraries worldwide
Piers Plowman : the Donaldson translation, Middle English text, sources and backgrounds, criticism by William Langland( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 302 libraries worldwide
Presents the fourteenth-century epic poem by William Langland that explores day-to-day life in medieval England
The vision of Pierce Plowman by William Langland( Book )
48 editions published between 1550 and 1976 in English and English, Middle [1100-1500] and held by 283 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 [1100-1500] and held by 270 libraries worldwide
The vision and creed of Piers Ploughman by William Langland( Book )
28 editions published between 1832 and 1897 in English and English, Middle [1100-1500] and held by 269 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 )
20 editions published between 1866 and 1969 in English and English, Middle [1100-1500] and held by 205 libraries worldwide
Piers Plowman : a parallel-text edition of the A, B, C and Z versions by William Langland( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English, Middle [1100-1500] and English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
Piers Plowman : a modern verse translation by William Langland( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
"This book is a new verse translation of Piers from Middle English which preserves the energy, imagery and intent of the original, and retains its alliterative style. It derives from a 2012 arts festival presentation performed in the priory where Langland--a contemporary of Chaucer--was probably educated"--
 
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Alternative Names
Langland, Robert, 1330?-1400?
Langland, Uĭli︠a︡m, 1330?-1400?
Langley Robert 1325?-1390?
Langley William 1325?-1390?
Longlande Robert 1325?-1390?
William de Langley 1325?-1390?
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