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Troilus and Criseyde / Edition 1
     

Troilus and Criseyde / Edition 1

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by Geoffrey Chaucer, R. A. Shoaf
 

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ISBN-10: 0937191116

ISBN-13: 9780937191118

Pub. Date: 05/28/1996

Publisher: Michigan State University Press

Often called the first great English novel, Troilus and Cressida, a tragic love story set during the siege of Troy, is Chaucer’s masterpiece. Troilus, a valiant warrior, is scornful of love until he catches a glimpse of Cressida. With the help of his friend and her uncle Pandarus, Troilus wins Cressida over. But their happiness is destroyed when, summoned

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Often called the first great English novel, Troilus and Cressida, a tragic love story set during the siege of Troy, is Chaucer’s masterpiece. Troilus, a valiant warrior, is scornful of love until he catches a glimpse of Cressida. With the help of his friend and her uncle Pandarus, Troilus wins Cressida over. But their happiness is destroyed when, summoned to a Greek camp, Cressida seeks the protection of one Diomede and ultimately betrays Troilus.

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ISBN-13:
9780937191118
Publisher:
Michigan State University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Geoffrey Chaucer: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text

Troilus and Criseyde

  • Book I
    Book II
    Book III
    Book IV
    Book V

Glossarial Index of Characters in Troilus and Criseyde
Glossary

Appendix A: The Story of Troilus and Criseyde

  1. From Benoît de Sainte-Maure, Le Roman de Troie (1160)
  2. From Giovanni Boccaccio, Il Filostrato (1335–40)
  3. Robert Henryson, The Testament of Cresseid (1532)

Appendix B: Other Influential Literature

  1. From Ovid, Metamorphoses (7 CE)
  2. From Ovid, Ars Amatoria (3 BCE)
  3. From Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy (524 CE)
  4. From Andreas Capellanus, On Love (1185–90)
  5. From Jean de Meun, The Romance of the Rose (c. 1275)
  6. Francis Petrarch, Sonnet 132 (c. 1370)

Appendix C: Medieval Science

  1. From Constantine the African, Viaticum (c. 1060)
  2. From Gerard of Berry, Glosses on the Viaticum (late 12th century CE)
  3. From Bona Fortuna, Treatise on the Viaticum (early 14th century CE)
  4. From Macrobius, On Dreams (c. 400)
  5. The Ptolemaic Universe (c. 1539)

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Troilus and Criseyde (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Borgias More than 1 year ago
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.