Title Background

Biddeth Peres Ploughman Go to His Werk’: Appropriations of <i>Piers Plowman</i> in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.

Biddeth Peres Ploughman Go to His Werk’: Appropriations of Piers Plowman in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.

Hardwick’s paper explores the issue of how PPl has continued to be read and appropriated into the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. After providing an account of some of the ways in which PPl figured in English histories of literature during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Hardwick presents a detailed exploration of William Morris’s News from Nowhere, which he argues is informed by both PPl and Pierce the Plowman’s Crede, and of Florence Converse’s 1903 novel, Long Will.

Volume

Studies in Medievalism 12 (2002): 171–95.

Author

Hardwick, Paul.