Title Background

<i>The Penn Commentary on ‘Piers Plowman’ Volume 1: C Prologue-Passus 4; B Prologue-Passus 4; A Prologue-Passus 4</i>., Volume 1: C Prologue-Passus 4; B Prologue-Passus 4; A Prologue-Passus 4</i>.

The Penn Commentary on ‘Piers Plowman’ Volume 1: C Prologue-Passus 4; B Prologue-Passus 4; A Prologue-Passus 4., Volume 1: C Prologue-Passus 4; B Prologue-Passus 4; A Prologue-Passus 4.

The Penn Commentary places PPl within the literary, historical, social, and intellectual contexts of late medieval England, and within the long history of critical interpretation of the poem, assessing past scholarship while offering original materials and insights throughout. Galloway’s line-by-line, section by section, and passus by passus commentary on Prol-Passus 4 of all three versions of the poem and on the stages of its multiple revisions both attempts to reveal new aspects of the poem’s meaning and assesses and summarizes the scholarly tradition.

Rev. by:

  • Thorlac Turville-Petre, YLS, 20 (2006), 231-34;
  • Simon Horobin, Review of English Studies 59 (2008): 605-607.
  • Lawrence Clopper, Speculum, 83 (2008), 986–88;
  • A. V. C. Schmidt, Anglia, 126 (2008), 152–54;
  • George Shuffelton, Studies in the Age of Chaucer, 31 (2009), 301-04; 
  • shorter notice (no author listed), Medium Ævum, 78 (2009), 177-78;
  • Robert Adams, JEGP: Journal of English and Germanic Philology, 109 (2010), 71-8

Volume

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006.

Author

Galloway, Andrew