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A Book of Middle English
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Blackwell Pub
Publication date January 1, 1992
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780631167266
ISBN-10 0631167269
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 8.75 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $23.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: This book is an introduction to the wide range of literature written in England between 1100 and 1400. The first part describes the language of the time to enable the reader to achieve a full understanding of the literature printed in the second part.

The authors set out the essential characteristics of the language as written in different parts of the country, giving guidance on pronunciation, metre and vocabulary, and provide a lucid account of the forms of the language and their evolution over three centuries. Part one also includes a description of the way a manuscript text is edited and of how decisions relating to punctuation and scribal errors can materially affect meaning and interpretation.

The texts are, where possible, printed here complete: the 1137 entry for the Peterborough Chronicle, Sir Orfeo, Patience, St Erkenwald, John Trevisa's Dialogue between a Lord and a Clerk and the York Play of the Crucifixion. The book also includes substantial and self-contained extracts from The Owl and the Nightingale, from Lazamon's Brut, The Cloud of Unknowing, William Langland's Piers Plowman, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and John Gower's Confessio Amantis.

The texts have been freshly edited from manuscript sources. Each one is prefaced by an introductory headnote and accompanied by explanatory notes set at the foot of the page. The book concludes with a substantial glossary. It has been designed overall to make reading the literature of medieval England an enjoyable experience.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780631160977 Book cover for 9780631193524 Book cover for 9781405117081
 
3 edition from Blackwell Pub (December 7, 2004)
9781405117081 | details & prices | 419 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.66 lbs | List price $160.00
2 sub edition from Blackwell Pub (February 1, 1996)
9780631193524 | details & prices | 373 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $63.95
About: This revised edition takes account of suggestions and comments from reviewers and from those who have used the book all over the world.
from Blackwell Pub (January 1, 1992)
9780631160977 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $64.95
Paperback
Book cover for 9780631167266 Book cover for 9780631193531 Book cover for 9781405117098
 
3 revised edition from Blackwell Pub (December 7, 2004)
9781405117098 | details & prices | 419 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $54.95
2 edition from Blackwell Pub (February 1, 1996)
9780631193531 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $38.95
About: This revised edition takes account of suggestions and comments from reviewers and from those who have used the first edition all over the world.
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from Blackwell Pub (January 1, 1992)
9780631167266 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $23.95
About: This book is an introduction to the wide range of literature written in England between 1100 and 1400.

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