Literature: Literary History

  • Chaucer's Humor: Critical Essays book cover

    Chaucer's Humor

    Critical Essays, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jean E. Jost

    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…

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

    Chaucer and the Making of English Poetry, Volume 2

    The Art of Narrative, 1st Edition

    By P. M. Kean

    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…

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  • Chaucer book cover

    Chaucer

    1st Edition

    By John Lawlor

    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…

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  • Chaucer Source and Analogue Criticism: A Cross-Referenced Guide book cover

    Chaucer Source and Analogue Criticism

    A Cross-Referenced Guide, 1st Edition

    By Lynn King Morris

    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…

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  • Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde book cover

    Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde

    1st Edition

    By C. David Benson

    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,…

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  • Patterns of Religious Narrative in the Canterbury Tales book cover

    Patterns of Religious Narrative in the Canterbury Tales

    1st Edition

    By Roger Ellis

    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…

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  • Chaucer: An Introduction: Second Edition book cover

    Chaucer: An Introduction

    Second Edition, 1st Edition

    By S.S. Hussey

    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…

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

    Chaucer and the Making of English Poetry, Volume 1

    Love Vision and Debate, 1st Edition

    By P. M. Kean

    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…

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  • Geoffrey Chaucer book cover

    Geoffrey Chaucer

    1st Edition

    By John Norton-Smith

    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…

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

    Chaucer's Clerk's Tale

    The Griselda Story Received, Rewritten, Illustrated, 1st Edition

    By Judith Bronfman

    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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  • Chaucer and Middle English Studies: In Honour of Rossell Hope Robbins book cover

    Chaucer and Middle English Studies

    In Honour of Rossell Hope Robbins, 1st Edition

    Edited by Beryl Rowland

    Originally published in 1974. The thirty-six essays of this book were written and assembled in hour of an internationally recognised scholar of medieval literature. Written by a diverse range of contributors, the chapters cover not only various studies of aspects of Chaucer’s poetry, but also some…

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  • Chaucer's Poetic Alchemy: A Study of Value and its Transformation in The Canterbury Tales book cover

    Chaucer's Poetic Alchemy

    A Study of Value and its Transformation in The Canterbury Tales, 1st Edition

    By Sheila Fisher

    Originally published in 1988. The economic changes and the growth of commerce in fourteenth century England precipitated both social changes and a preoccupation with material wealth. This book examines Chaucer's treatment of economic and ethical value in The Canterbury Tales within the context of…

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