Piers the Ploughman

Piers the Ploughman

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by William Langland
     
 

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Written by a fourteenth-century cleric, this spiritual allegory explores man in relation to his ultimate destiny against the background of teeming, colorful medieval life.

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Written by a fourteenth-century cleric, this spiritual allegory explores man in relation to his ultimate destiny against the background of teeming, colorful medieval life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141960920
Publisher:
Penguin UK
Publication date:
01/26/2006
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,270,118
File size:
473 KB

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Born in about 1332 in Shropshire, the son of a small Oxfordshire landholder, William Langland trained to be a priest but due to the death of his patrons he only took Minor Orders and was unable to advance in the Church. He wandered a good deal in England and lived an unconventional life, constantly writing verse. He died at the end of the century.

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Piers the Ploughman 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is one of the best allegories ever penned. this is a particularly good translation. Piers Ploughman never disappoints.