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Published by Manchester University Press in Manchester .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

StatementWilliam Langland ; edited by S.Brook.
ContributionsBrook, S.
The Physical Object
Pagination168p.
Number of Pages168
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22799468M
ISBN 100719006260

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Best”, and the hopes and fears of Piers Plowman, an everyman. It is generally thought to have been written by William Langland, mostly from internal references and puns on his name in the text. The name of Piers Ploughman is not uncommon in the political tracts of that period. [11] The Poem of Piers Ploughman is peculiarly a national work. It is the most remarkable monument of the public spirit of our forefathers in the middle, or, as they are often termed, dark ages. This is the end of the Prologue of Piers Plowman; the section called "The Vision" (Passus I to Passus VII follows. Go to Passus I | Back to Langland Note [This text is from William Langland, The Book Concerning Piers the Plowman, tr. Donald and Rachel Attwater, ed. Rachel Attwater (Everyman, ), printed with the permission of the publisher.]. Originally published in Piers Plowman is a collection of 12 original essays by leading academics on Piers Plowman. As a combined volume, this collection forms a substantial introduction and a comprehensive account of the poem, its background and textual problems. The book&#;s Brand: Taylor & Francis.

(General Prologue, I) William Langland, generally thought to be the author of Piers Plowman, was apparently born and raised in the West of England, but he lived in London, which is a principal subject of the early parts of his poem. The allegorical poem Piers Plowman, an outstanding example of the later fourteenth century alliterative revival, combines various popular medieval literary forms. It presents a quest or pilgrimage. William Langland's "Piers Plowman": The C Version - William Langland, George Economou - Google Books William Langland's Piers Plowman is one of the major poetic monuments of . Piers Plowman Prologue Summary & Analysis Themes and Colors Key LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in Piers Plowman, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work.