Legend of Good Women

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This book (hardcover) is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS. It contains classical literature works from over two thousand years. Most of these titles have been out of print and off the bookstore shelves for decades. The book series is intended to preserve the cultural legacy and to promote the timeless works of classical literature. Readers of a TREDITION CLASSICS book support the mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion. With this series, tredition intends to make thousands of ...
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Overview

This book (hardcover) is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS. It contains classical literature works from over two thousand years. Most of these titles have been out of print and off the bookstore shelves for decades. The book series is intended to preserve the cultural legacy and to promote the timeless works of classical literature. Readers of a TREDITION CLASSICS book support the mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion. With this series, tredition intends to make thousands of international literature classics available in printed format again - worldwide.
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Good women, and men interested in women in literature but not familiar with Middle English, will welcome this book. Other translations, like this one accurate and readable, are available; but the advantage of McMillan's is her introduction. She situates the poem historically, compares it to sources and analogues, explains the conventions of the catalogue tradition, and explicates the text, thus rendering Chaucer's work more accessible to general readers. Specialists will find McMillan's views both historically aware and shaped by recent feminist scholarship. An excellent bibliographical essay adds to the value of this first-rate work. Margaret Hallissy, English Dept., Long Island Univ., C.W. Post Ctr., Greenvale, N.Y.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783849560812
  • Publisher: TREDITION CLASSICS
  • Publication date: 8/14/2013
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Manuscripts 1
Classification of the Manuscripts 20
Analysis of variants in the Legend 43
The grammar of Chaucer's final e in relation to editorial problems of metre 112
The text of The Legend of Good Women in CUL ms. Gg. 4. 27 124
Editorial Treatment of the Prologues 140
The Legend of Good Women: copy text 143
Presentation of Text and Apparatus 150
Bibliography 155
Abbreviations 167
Prologue I and Legend: text and apparatus 169
Prologue II G: text and apparatus 325
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