Oxford Guides to Chaucer: The Shorter Poems

Oxford Guides to Chaucer: The Shorter Poems

by A. J. Minnis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198111932

ISBN-13: 9780198111931

Pub. Date: 06/28/1995

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This third volume in the popular Oxford Guides to Chaucer series offers a much needed introduction to Chaucer's shorter poems. The introductory chapters on the social and cultural contexts of the shorter poems are supplemented by a guide to the genre they mostly exemplify—the love-vision form. The volume then provides in-depth, individual chapters on the Book

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This third volume in the popular Oxford Guides to Chaucer series offers a much needed introduction to Chaucer's shorter poems. The introductory chapters on the social and cultural contexts of the shorter poems are supplemented by a guide to the genre they mostly exemplify—the love-vision form. The volume then provides in-depth, individual chapters on the Book of the Duchess, the House of Fame, the Parliament of Fowls, the Legend of Good Women, and the short poems, and includes an extensive appendix on Chaucer's language. Combining the best of old and new critical methods and research, this lively, provocative, and comprehensive book will make accessible a crucial portion of Chaucer's work for students and general readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198111931
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/1995
Series:
Oxford Guides to Chaucer Series
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.52(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Introduction1
Chaucer's Shorter Poems: Social and Cultural Contexts9
Chaucer and the Love-Vision Form36
The Book of the Duchess73
The House of Fame161
The Parliament of Fowls252
The Legend of Good Women322
The Short Poems455
Appendix: Chaucer's Language513
Bibliography528
Index565

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