Troilus and Criseyde (Norton Critical Edition) / Edition 1

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This Norton Critical Edition of Chaucer’s masterpiece is based on Stephen Barney’s acclaimed text and is accompanied by a translation of its major source, Boccaccio’s Filostrato.
The editor’s lucid introduction, marginal glosses, and explanatory annotations make Troilus and Criseyde easily accessible to students with no prior knowledge of Chaucer or Middle English. Also included is Robert Henryson’s Testament of Cresseid, the poignant "sequel" to Troilus and Criseyde from fifteenth-century Scotland.
"Criticism" includes ten essays by a diverse group of distinguished Chaucerians, among them C. S. Lewis, E. Talbot Donaldson, Karla Taylor, Lee Patterson, and Jill Mann, that illuminate the major scholarly issues raised by this complex and challenging poem.
A Glossary and Selected Bibliography are also included

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393927559
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Series: Norton Critical Editions Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 483,932
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Barney is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of Studies in ’Troilus’: Chaucer’s Text, Meter, and Diction, Allegories in History, Allegories of Love and Word Hoard: An Introduction to the Old English Vocabulary. He is the editor of Chaucer’s ’Troilus’: Essays in Criticism and Annotation and Its Texts. His edited text of Troilus and Criseyde appears in The Riverside Chaucer.

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  • Posted April 13, 2009

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    Fabulous! If you're an English major, at least . . .

    Why would anyone ever want to read three versions of the same story, each written in enormously different time eras? Many reasons, actually. Detailing the 'Matter of Troy', this Norton edition has three versions of the Troilus and Cresseida story. It doesn't have the first, original text by Benoit de St. Maure, however. What makes this text shine is that it has facing pages of text, one side with Boccaccio's 'Il Filostrato' and the other with the Chaucer version, so the reader can easily compare the two. Chaucer's Middle English is glossed, so that newer readers need not be overly intimidated.

    As an afterthought, the editors included Robert Henryson's "The Testament of Cressida". The Middle Scot is a bit more difficult to understand, but the footnotes and margins gloss helps.

    And as usual, Norton includes a variety of material on the Troilus and Cressida story, making this an important book to have if you're a fan of Chaucer, or a serious student of English and of classicism.

    Physically speaking, though, the binding seems a bit weak (haven't tested it fully yet)and be careful when you write your own comments on the margins - ink seeps through and marks up the following page.

    Overall, though, this is a good book to have.

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