Synopses & Reviews
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.
Selected titles, third edition.
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.