October 30, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 254 Pages
ISBN 9780367357313 - CAT# K441822
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Chaucer
Originally published in 1981, this second edition built on the success of the first which had established itself as a standard introduction to the poetry of Geoffrey Chaucer. It shows Chaucer not only in the context of his own age, but, more important, as a writer and a man who is still vivid to us so many years later. As well as examining the early poems, Troilus and Criseyde, and The Canterbury Tales the author gives a thorough account of Chaucer's background. He examines the traditions in which he wrote, his audience, and his position among his contemporaries. The second edition was updated throughout and included a number of revisions and additions, in particular on the second part of the Roman de la Rose and on The Knight's Tale.
Foreword 1. Poet and Public 2. Dreams and their Dreamers 3. Troilus and Criseyde 4. The Canterbury Tales I 5. The Canterbury Tales II 6. Chaucer and his Contemporaries