Canterbury Tales (Broadview Edition) / Edition 1

Canterbury Tales (Broadview Edition) / Edition 1

by Geoffrey Chaucer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1551114844

ISBN-13: 9781551114842

Pub. Date: 04/25/2008

Publisher: Broadview Press

The Broadview Canterbury Tales is a new edition of the complete tales in a text based on the famous Ellesmere Manuscript. Here one may read a Middle English text that is closer to what Chaucer's scribe, Adam Pinkurst, actually wrote than that in any other modern edition. Unlike most editions, which draw on a number of manuscripts to recapture Chaucer's original

Overview

The Broadview Canterbury Tales is a new edition of the complete tales in a text based on the famous Ellesmere Manuscript. Here one may read a Middle English text that is closer to what Chaucer's scribe, Adam Pinkurst, actually wrote than that in any other modern edition. Unlike most editions, which draw on a number of manuscripts to recapture Chaucer's original intention, this edition preserves the text as it was found in one influential manuscript. Spellings have not been standardized, the order of the lines and passages has not been altered, the text has only been emended when absolutely necessary for sense, and the original marginal glosses are noted throughout.
The edition includes English glosses on the side of the page, and the introduction and notes address aspects of medieval culture, history, and language that may need explanation. A sampling of illustrations from the original manuscript is also included, along with a selection of other works that give the reader a rich sense of the cultural, political, and literary worlds in which Chaucer lived.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551114842
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
04/25/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
17 Years

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Canterbury Tales
Fragment I
The General Prologue
The Knight's Tale
The Miller's Prologue
The Miller's Tale
The Reeve's Prologue
The Reeve's Tale
The Cook's Prologue
The Cook's Tale
Fragment II
Introduction to the Man of Law's Tale
The Man of Law's Tale
Fragment III
The Wife of Bath's Prologue
The Wife of Bath's Tale
The Friar's Prologue
The Friar's Tale
The Summoner's Prologue
The Summoner's Tale
Fragment IV
The Clerk's Prologue
The Clerk's Tale
The Merchant's Prologue
The Merchant's Tale
Fragment V
The Squire's Prologue
The Squire's Tale
The Franklin's Prologue
The Franklin's Tale
Fragment VI
The Physician's Tale
The Pardoner's Prologue
The Pardoner's Tale
Fragment VII
The Shipman's Tale
The Prioress's Prologue
The Prioress's Tale
The Prologue to Chaucer's Tale of Sir Thopas
Chaucer's Tale of Sir Thopas
The Prologue to Chaucer's Tale of Melibee
Chaucer's Tale of Melibee
The Monk's Prologue
The Monk's Tale
The Nun's Priest's Prologue
The Nun's Priest's Tale
Fragment VIII
The Second Nun's Prologue
The Second Nun's Tale
The Canon's Yeoman's Prologue
The Canon's Yeoman's Tale
Fragment IX
The Manciple's Prologue
The Manciple's Tale
Fragment X
The Parson's Prologue
The Parson's Tale
Chaucer's Retraction
Appendix: Background Documents
1. Saint Jerome, Against Jovinian (400)
2. Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy (524)
3. William Thorpe's Testimony on Pilgrimages (1407)
4. Benedict of Canterbury, The Miracles of St. Thomas Becket (1170s)
5. The Twelve Conclusions of the Lollards (1395)
6. Jean de Meun, The Romance of the Rose (c. 1275)
a. False Seeming b. The Old Woman
7. William Langland, Piers Plowman (1360s-80s)
a. The Fair Field of Folk b. The Friar
8. Guillaume de Machaut, The Judgment of the King of Navarre (1351)
The Plague
9. Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron (1353)
a. The Black Death b. Patient Griselda
10. Jean Froissart, Chronicles (1400)
a. The Black Death, Flagellants, and Jews (1349)
b. The Campaign of 1359
c. The Peasants' Revolt in England (1381)
d. The Election of Henry IV
11. The Anonimalle Chronicle (1396-99)
The Rising is Suppressed
12. A Model Indulgence (1300)
13. Rudolph of Schlettstadt, The Host and Libels against the Jews (1303)
14. The Remedy Against the Troubles of Temptation (late fourteenth century)
An Exemplum about Despair
15. The Tale of Beryn (1410-20)
The Pilgrims Arrive at Canterbury and Visit the Shrine
Bibliography
Textual Source List

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