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Piers Plowman By Professor Derek Pearsall

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This edition is the first complete edition of the C-text of "Piers Plowman" since that of Skeat (1886). It has been prepared with recognition of the complexity of the work, and also of its significance as a record of social and religious conflict and crises in a turbulent age.

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Piers Plowman: An edition of the C-text by Professor Derek Pearsall

Simpson's introductory study is based on the B-text, the most widely read and studied of the three versions of Piers Plowman. Aimed at undergraduates, it is the only truly introductory book on the text in existence. Its structure follows that of the poem's eight visions and its introduction situates the poem in literary and political history. This fully revised edition takes account of scholarship over the last 15 years and includes a revised and updated bibliography.

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"For the first time it is possible to see the C-text purged of scribal ineptitudes and arguably as Langland's maturest work ... The effect, at times, is that of the bright colours of a Renaissance painting emerging from under the dirt, varnish and academic pieties of generations." (English)

About Professor Derek Pearsall

Derek Pearsall has been Gurney Professor of English at Harvard University since 1985. Formerly he was Professor of English and Co-Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of York.

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Piers Plowman: An edition of the C-text by Professor Derek Pearsall
Professor Derek Pearsall
Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies
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University of Exeter Press
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