Piers The Ploughman

Author(s): William Langland

Poetry

A spiritual allegory that explores man in relation to his ultimate destiny against the background of teeming, colorful medieval life.


Product Information

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.

General Fields

  • : 9780140440874
  • : Penguin Books
  • : Penguin Books
  • : 0.24
  • : March 1982
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 18mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : William Langland
  • : Paperback
  • : very good
  • : 320