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The Riverside Chaucer

Reissued with a new foreword by Christopher Cannon

Third Edition

Geoffrey Chaucer
General Editor: Larry D. Benson

September 2008

ISBN: 9780199552092

1,392 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

In Stock

Price: £21.49

This peerless edition of Chaucer's complete works is the fruit of many years' study and is widely regarded as the standard text. Edited and annotated to a high standard, and with a new foreword by Christopher Cannon, the Riverside Chaucer is now the indispensable edition for students and readers of Chaucer.

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This peerless edition of Chaucer's complete works is the fruit of many years' study and is widely regarded as the standard text. Edited and annotated to a high standard, and with a new foreword by Christopher Cannon, the Riverside Chaucer is now the indispensable edition for students and readers of Chaucer.

  • The most authentic edition of Chaucer's Complete Works available
  • The fruit of years of scholarship by an international team of experts
  • A new foreword by Christopher Cannon introduces students to recent developments in Chaucer Studies
  • A detailed introduction covers Chaucer's life, works, language, and verse
  • Includes on-the-page glosses, explanatory notes, textual notes, bibliography, and a glossary

About the Author(s)

Geoffrey Chaucer

General Editor: Larry D. Benson, Harvard University, and , Based on the edition by F. N. Robinson

Table of Contents

    Foreword, Christopher Cannon
    Preface, Larry D. Benson
    INTRODUCTION
    Chaucer's Life, Martin M. Crow & Virginia E. Leland
    The Canon and Chronology of Chaucer's Works, Larry D. Benson
    Language and Versification, Norman Davis
    The Texts, Larry D. Benson
    THE CANTERBURY TALES
    THE BOOK OF THE DUCHESS
    THE HOUSE OF FAME
    ANELIDA AND ARCITE
    THE PARLIAMENT OF FOWLS
    BOECE
    THE LEGEND OF GOOD WOMEN
    THE SHORT POEMS
    A TREATISE ON THE ASTROLABE
    THE ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE
    APPENDIX
    General Bibliography
    Explanatory Notes
    Textual Notes
    Glossary
    Index of Proper Names

Reviews

offers a much-needed shot in the arm to Chaucer studies in colleges and universities - Modern Language Review

indispensable for scholars and beginners alike ... Professor Larry D Benson ... deserves a medal both for organizing a formidable team of American and British scholars and for the excellence of his own contributions. - IBooks

an enormous advance on its predecessor ... particularly in its informative introductory materials, glossary ... and the addition of explanatary notes ot the foot of each page. At well over 1,300 pages, it must be a bargain. - Country Life

This is a comprehensive, readable ... and up-to-date edition of the first major English poet ... the Riverside editors have served their poet handsomely. The new texts are improvements on which reveal just how brilliant an editor Robinson was, despite his limited access to the manuscripts.' - The Guardian

The Riverside Chaucer . . . is beautiful to look at and a sensuous delight to handle. Within its stout covers the entire works of the father of English literature are displayed in fine clear type with very adequate footnote glossaries. The linguistic, historical and literary scholarship are a masterpiece of Anglo-American collaboration. The reading of Chaucer is made into an exquisite pleasure, not a philological chore. This is the best edition of Chaucer in existence. - Anthony Burgess

It is a sheer pleasure to read. - Good Book Guide

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