Piers Plowman PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Piers Plowman free pdf Excerpt from Piers Plowman: The Vision of a Peoples Christ In bringing before the reader a version of this amazing book, I wish, as in the case of my edition of the Canterbury Tales, to disarm, if I can, the criticism of the scholar. My version is not intended in any sense for those who can read with ease the alliterative poems of the fourteenth or earlier centuries. Knowing, however, that it requires very careful study to read Piers Plowman with ease and pleasure, I have occasionally omitted and always simplified. I have tried to preserve and bring out the meaning, the careless alliteration, and the elusive rhythm. I have regularly modernised the spelling, and have indeed followed the example set by the most learned editor of the poem, who has himself published a modernised text: indeed there are several of such texts in the market. This, as in the case of the Chaucer, is the whole of my offence. The specialist will find echoes from M. Jusserand and Professor Skeat everywhere. Piers Plowman is regarded as the poor mans book. But, though I hope the spirit is preserved, I have resolutely avoided by any phrase reading into it a special message for to-day. A comment with notes inwoven has indeed called attention to singular survivals, parallels in social life, but these parallels would, even without the reference to them, force themselves upon the attention of any one. Much has been made about the confusion in the poem- but the main scheme is perfectly clear. Under the favourite form of a vision, it is a picture and an arraignment of the England of Edward III. and Richard II. As the first Isaiah, said to have been a young aristocrat, listened to the call in the Temple, and left a life of ease to act for thirty years as the unsparing critic of the Jerusalem and Judah of his day, so per contra our author, a man of humble extraction, it would seem, and of no social pretension, hurled his invective, his satire, and his grim fun at the London and the England of Chancers time. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

About Professor William Langland

However, at the moment we simply cannot give you specifics of the actual Publisher Professor William Langland. But this does not always mean that people don't work on the collection. We consult you assist us within this make any difference. For those who have sparetime and need will certainly exceptionally value in case you offer people the information. Any time getting such comments and details via customers concerning the Piers Plowman Manager Professor William Langland, most of us first your ex examine. The moment many of us ensure that many true, merely post this. Most of us can see this aid along with thanks a lot ahead of time.

Details Book

Author : Professor William Langland
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1331595681
EAN : 9781331595687
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 234 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Piers Plowman



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Piers Plowman and the New Anticlericalism free pdfPiers Plowman and the New Anticlericalism

    The medieval English poem Piers Plowman is noted for its attacks on the clergy. The later fourteenth century. when the poem was written. is often thought of as an anticlerical age. This book is an extended investigation of the anticlericalism of the poem..


  • Piers Plowman free pdfPiers Plowman

    William Langland's 14th-century poem Piers Plowman is a disturbing and often humorous commentary on corruption and greed that remains meaningful today. The allegorical and satirical work revolves around the narrator's quest to live a good life..


  • The Vision of William Concerning Piers the Plowman free pdfThe Vision of William Concerning Piers the Plowman

    This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important. and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact. and remains as true to the original work as possible..


  • A Wanderer in London free pdfA Wanderer in London

    Excerpt from A Wanderer in London About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work..


  • The Man from Home free pdfThe Man from Home

    Excerpt from The Man From Home: A Novel About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work..


  • Piers Plowman free pdfPiers Plowman

    Where Can I Get Free Books. Excerpt from Piers Plowman: The Vision of a Peoples Christ In bringing before the reader a version of this amazing book, I wish, as in the case of my edition of the Canterb