The Riverside Chaucer / Edition 3by Geoffrey Chaucer, F. N. Robinson, R. A. Pratt, L. D. Benson
Pub. Date: 12/12/1986
Publisher: Cengage Learning
This edition provides the general information on Chaucer's life, language, and works that one needs for a first reading of Chaucer, and difficult words and constructions are glossed on the pages. The Appendix contains the materials, including the extensive notes and glossary, for a more thorough understanding of Chaucer's works.
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- 3rd ed
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- 8.30(w) x 10.22(h) x 1.94(d)
Table of Contents
Preface. Introductory Note. Introduction. Canterbury Tales. Fragment I. General Prologue. The Knight's Tale. The Miller's Tale. The Reeve's Tale. The Cook's Tale. Fragment II. The Man of Law's Tale. Fragment III. The Wife of Bath's Tale. The Friar's Tale. The Summoner's Tale. Fragment PART IV. The Clerk's Tale. The Merchant's Tale. Fragment V. The Squire's Tale. The Franklin's Tale. Fragment VI. The Physician's Tale. The Pardoner's Tale. Fragment VII. The Shipman's Tale. The Prioress's Tale. The Tale of Sir Thopas. The Tale of Melibee. The Monk's Tale. The Nun's Priest's Tale. Fragment VIII. The Second Nun's Tale. The Canon's Yeoman's Tale. Fragment IX. The Manciple's Tale. Fragment X. The Parson's Tale. Chaucer's Retraction. Book of the Duchess. House of Fame. Anelida and Arcite. Parliament of Fowls. Boece. Troylus and Criseyde. Legend of Good Women. F Prologue.G Prologue. Short Poems. An ABC. A Complaint unto Pity. A Complaint to His Lady. Complaint of Mars. Complaint of Venus. To Rosemounde. Womanly Noblesse. Chaucer's Words unto Adam, His Owne Scriveyn. The Former Age. Fortune. Truth. Gentilesse. Lak of Steadfastnesse. Lenvoy de Chaucer a Scogan. Lenvoy de Chaucer a Bukton. Complaint of Chaucer to His Purse. Proverbs. Poems Not Attributed to Chaucer in the Manuscripts. Against Women Unconstant. Complaynt Damours. Mercilesse Beaute. A Balade of Complaint. Treatise on the Astrolabe. Romaunt of the Rose. Appendix. General Bibliography. Abbreviations. Explanatory Notes. Textual Notes. Glossary. Index of Proper Names.
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One of the two outstanding texts in my library - the other being the Riverside Shakespeare. A must read for those who will major in English Literature and Criticism, but a book for all people who enjoy reading for pleasure and wanting to know more about the past and individuals working with the social and political culture of its time. Chaucer, as Shakespeare in his time, wrote about people and how they coped (or not) with love, religion, justice, Trouth, (truth), jealously, power (political and between the sexes), loss, even feminism (for this read The Wife of Bath), courtly love (was it real or fantasy), death and rebirth. A must read - from the CT to his other writing like his Dream Visions, in which he excelled, as Shakespeare would excell some 200 years later with his plays and sonnets.
_The Riverside Chaucer_ is essential for anyone who plans to pursue academic study of late Medieval Literature. This the official source for academic work on Chaucer (necessary for citing) and it basically provides everything Chaucer wrote in its Middle English form with notes.