"The Book Concerning Piers The Plowman" by Donald & Rachel Attwater
Piers Plowman (written c. 1370–90) is a Middle English allegorical narrative poem by William Langland. It is written in unrhymed, alliterative verse divided into sections called passus (Latin for "step"). Like the Pearl Poet's Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Piers Plowman is considered by many critics to be one of the greatest works of English literature of the Middle Ages, even preceding and influencing Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.
In The Book Concerning Piers The Plowman, Donald and Rachel Attwater translate the classic literary work into modern English and provide an introduction with commentary on the narrative poem and conclude with notes on the text including citations explaining some of the more obscure words and phrases within the poem. This is a must-have for any diehard fans of classic English literature.
- Title: "The Book Concerning Piers The Plowman"
- Author: William Langland
- Translators: Donald and Rachel Attwater
- Editor: Rachel Attwater
- Publisher: J.M. Dent & Sons LTD
- Date: 1957
- Condition: This item is in vintage condition and is being sold as as-is. Please review photos for specifics.