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The vision of Piers Plowman / William Langland
Bib ID 8417407
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Langland, William, 1330?-1400? author
 
Uniform Title Piers the Plowman
Edition A critical edition of the B-text based on Trinity College Cambridge MS B.15.17, with selected variant readings, an introd., glosses, and a textual and literary commentary / by A. V. C. Schmidt. 
Description London : J. M. Dent ; New York : E. P. Dutton, 1978 
©1978 
xlvii, 364 pages ; 20 cm. 
ISBN 046010571X (hardback)
0460115715 (paperback)
Series

Everyman's university library

From the books of Danny Spooner.

Summary

This is one of the masterpieces of medieval literature. This new complete edition of the orginal text of the B-version answers every need of both the student and the interested lay reader. Marginal glosses, footnote translations, and a commentary providing textual, lexical, historycal and literary annotation facilitate the understanding, appreciation and, above all, the enjoyment of this great poem. The textual variants are given at the foot of the appropriate page for easy reference and comparison, and an extremely helpful index of proper names is provided, together with an extensive bibliography. The introduction discusses the literary traditions of the poem, and its structure and themes, and analyzes the poetic art of William Langland.

Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography: pages xliv-xlvii.

Middle English text, English introduction and notes.

committed to retain, 20160630, 20310630, EAST, http://eastlibraries.org/retained-materials, This title retained by Wesleyan University Library on behalf of the Eastern Academic Scholars Trust (EAST) print archive

Subjects English poetry -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- Criticism, Textual.  |  English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism.  |  Poetry -- Middle English -- 14th century -- Texts.  |  Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Poetry.  |  Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages.
Form/genre Poetry.  |  Poetry.  |  Allegories.  |  Christian poetry  |  Narrative poetry.
Other authors/contributors Schmidt, A. V. C. (Aubrey Vincent Carlyle) editor
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