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The Vision of Piers Plowman, Said to be Wrote by Chaucer: Leland’s Petri Aratoris Fabula and Its Descendants Revisited

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-28
Number of pages16
JournalCHAUCER REVIEW: A JOURNAL OF MEDIEVAL STUDIES AND LITERARY CRITICISM
Volume48
Issue number1
Published2013

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Abstract

Traces the previously unnoticed tradition that the author of Piers Plowman, conventionally attributed to William (or Robert) Langland, was actually written by Geoffrey Chaucer. The tradition begins with John Leland's bibliographical survey, is cemented by Humfrey Wanley's catalogue of the Harley manuscripts, and makes appearances in a few other places, perhaps informing Joseph Ritson's presentation of his own career as a literary outsider.

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