This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
William Langland's 14th-century poem Piers Plowman is a disturbing and often humorous commentary on corruption and greed that remains meaningful today. The allegorical and satirical work revolves around the narrator's quest to live a good life, and takes the form of a series of dreams in which Piers, the honest plowman, appears in various guises. Characters such as Conscience, Fidelity and Charity tumble out of the text alongside Falsehood and Guile, and are instantly recognizable as our present-day politicians and celebrities, friends and neighbors. Along the way social issues are confronted, including governance, economic relations, criminal justice, public finance, marital relations and the limits of academic learning, as well as religious belief and the natural world.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, will have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 3416290712
Book Description Condition: Used - Very Good. 1975. Hardcover. octavo, 681 pp. Some shelf-wear. Annotations and some underlining throughout. Very Good. Seller Inventory # S66668
Book Description Condition: good. 100% Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed ! The book shows some signs of wear from use but is a good readable copy. Cover in excellent condition. Binding tight. Pages in great shape, no tears. Not contain access codes, cd, DVD. Seller Inventory # MBSG0485135027
Book Description Hardback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR008360093
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. 8vo. Cloth. 681 pp. Light wear and light soiling to exterior. A few small stains to the lower fore-edges through p. 130. Some light pencil underlining and marginalia, mostly to the front matter. Pencil notes to endpapers. Very good minus with faults as noted. Seller Inventory # 427049
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 1st ed. 681pp. VG book in G+ lightly egeworn jacket with 2 small closed tears, price-clipped, now preserved in mylar jacket protector. An edition in the form of Trinity College Cambridge MS B.15.17, corrected and restored from the known evidence, with variant readings. Seller Inventory # 020834
Book Description Condition: good. 100% Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed ! The book shows some signs of wear from use but is a good readable copy. Cover in excellent condition. Binding tight. Pages in great shape, no tears. Not contain access codes, cd, DVD. Seller Inventory # PSG0485135027