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The Comic Tales of Chaucer

The Comic Tales of Chaucer

1st Edition

T. W. Craik
October 04, 2019

Originally published in 1964. This book deals wholly with Chaucer’s comic tales. The individual tales are not discussed in isolation but always with reference to the others and to Chaucer’s poetry as a whole. By this comparison and analysis, this book illuminates the features of Chaucer’s...

Chaucer and the Bible: A Critical Review of Research, Indexes, and Bibliography

Chaucer and the Bible: A Critical Review of Research, Indexes, and Bibliography

1st Edition

Lawrence Besserman
October 04, 2019

Originally published in 1988. This book offers a very useful source of information on Chaucer’s relationship to the Bible. It contains a detailed chapter on research into this connection and then presents two indexes. The first is organised by title of Chaucer’s work and then line number detailing...

Chaucer's Humor: Critical Essays

Chaucer's Humor: Critical Essays

1st Edition

Jean E. Jost
October 04, 2019

Originally published in 1994. Chaucer is considered the first major humorist in English literature and is particularly interesting as he reflects the humor of predecessors and contemporaries as well as defines development for subsequent British humor. This collection presents essays that define the...

Chaucer and the Making of English Poetry, Volume 2: The Art of Narrative

Chaucer and the Making of English Poetry, Volume 2: The Art of Narrative

1st Edition

P. M. Kean
October 04, 2019

Originally published in 1972. This important work of Chaucerian scholarship deals with two aspects of the poet and his work - his individual achievement and his place in history - and demonstrates that in both these senses Chaucer is a maker of English poetry. The author explores Chaucer’s...

Chaucer

Chaucer

1st Edition

John Lawlor
October 04, 2019

Originally published in 1968. A critical interpretation of Chaucer's narrative poetry which concentrates on three major groupings - the early love-visions, the ‘tragedye’ of Troilus and Criseyde, and the Canterbury Tales. Emphasis is laid on Chaucer as an oral narrator and on the varying skills...

Chaucer Source and Analogue Criticism: A Cross-Referenced Guide

Chaucer Source and Analogue Criticism: A Cross-Referenced Guide

1st Edition

Lynn King Morris
October 04, 2019

Originally published in 1985. This impressive research tool offers four different indexes to cross-reference works on the sources of Chaucer. The user can look up sources by author, genre type or title, or look up the title of one of Chaucer’s works to find which bibliographic entries they are...

Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde

Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde

1st Edition

C. David Benson
October 04, 2019

Originally published in 1990. This study is of one of the world’s great narrative poems and one of the few long poems in English about physical love. Although this work is often overshadowed by the Canterbury Tales, the author argues that it has its own profound multiplicity. Its mixture of genres,...

Patterns of Religious Narrative in the Canterbury Tales

Patterns of Religious Narrative in the Canterbury Tales

1st Edition

Roger Ellis
October 04, 2019

Originally published in 1986. This study asks ‘What problems confront the narrator of a religious story?’ and ‘What different solutions to those problems are offered by the religious narratives of The Canterbury Tales?’ The introduction explains the grounds for inclusion of the tales here studied...

Chaucer: An Introduction: Second Edition

Chaucer: An Introduction: Second Edition

1st Edition

S.S. Hussey
October 04, 2019

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...

Chaucer and the Making of English Poetry, Volume 1: Love Vision and Debate

Chaucer and the Making of English Poetry, Volume 1: Love Vision and Debate

1st Edition

P. M. Kean
October 04, 2019

Originally published in 1972. This important work of Chaucerian scholarship deals with two aspects of the poet and his work - his individual achievement and his place in history - and demonstrates that in both these senses Chaucer is a maker of English poetry. The author assesses the extent of...

Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer

1st Edition

John Norton-Smith
October 04, 2019

Originally published in 1974. This book discusses those aspects of Chaucer’s art which are concerned with the problem of specific form. These aspects have been concentrated on by the author for Chaucer’s major poems and some of his so-called minor poems in separate chapters. It offers a critical...

Chaucer's Clerk's Tale: The Griselda Story Received, Rewritten, Illustrated

Chaucer's Clerk's Tale: The Griselda Story Received, Rewritten, Illustrated

1st Edition

Judith Bronfman
October 04, 2019

Originally published in 1994. This surveys the origin and development of one of Chaucer’s most problematic characters, Griselda, who through the centuries has challenged the horizon of expectations of many an audience. Starting with Boccaccio’s Decameron and suggesting in turn its precursors in...

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