E. Talbot Donaldson

E. Talbot Donaldson was Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at Indiana University. His books include Piers Plowman: The C-Text and Its Poets, Chaucer’s Poetry: An Anthology for the Modern Reader, and, with George Kane, the definitive edition of Piers Plowman: The B Version. He was a founding editor of The Norton Anthology of English Literature.

Books by E. Talbot Donaldson

  1. Book CoverBeowulf: A New Prose Translation


    This book is a highly accurate, new prose translation of the classic Anglo-Saxon poem, Beowulf.More

  2. Book CoverBeowulf: A Prose Translation

    Second Edition

    The text of this edition of Beowulf is based on the highly regarded Donaldson prose translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic poem.More

  3. Book CoverPiers Plowman: An Alliterative Verse Translation


    A translation of the 14th century poem, which offers a picture of society in the late Middle Ages on the threshold of the early modern world.More