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Piers Plowman

Piers Plowman (1360 - 1399) is the title of a Middle English allegorical narrative, written in unrhymed alliterative verse, and generally considered the greatest Middle English poem before Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

The poem is primarily a vision of the correct Christian life, in terms of the medieval mind. It achieves this end by an examination into the lives of three allegorical characters, Do-Wel, Do-Bet, and Do-Best.

There are three major versions of the text, known as Text-A, Text-B, and Text-C. The first two are almost certainly works of William Langland[?].



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