Synopses & Reviews
This volume series aims to provide readers with a convenient source of reliable, scholarly, and accessible information on Chaucer's work, life, and times. It consists mainly of alphabetical entries, ranging in length from 10 to 3,000 words. These cover topics and issues including: Chaucer's works; major fictional characters; historical, social, and political contexts; writers who influenced Chaucer or were influenced by him; people and places of significance in Chaucer's life; genres and traditions; manuscripts, editions, scholars, and editors.
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- Reference Reviews
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- Contemporary Review
This study, now available in paperback, provides readers with a convenient source of reliable and accessible information on Chaucer's work, life and times. Topics include Chaucer's works, major characters, social and political contexts, influences on Chaucer and those influenced by him and people and places of significance in Chaucer's life.
This book will provide readers with a convenient and accessible source of scholarly information on the life and works of Geoffrey Chaucer, presented in alphabetically arranged entries
About the Author
MALCOLM ANDREW was formerly Professor of English Language and Literature at Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK. His publications include an edition of The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript, with Ronald Wakdron, 1978, a collection of essays on The Canterbury Tales, 1991, a volume of explanatory notes on 'The General Prologue' for the Varorium Chaucer, 1993, and the revised version of A.C. Cawley's edition of Chaucer, 1996.
Table of Contents
Series Editor's Foreword * Acknowledgements * Preface * Chronology * Abbreviations * Entries A-Z * Bibliography