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  • 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…

    Hardback – 2019-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Chaucer

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2019-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Chaucer

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2019-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Chaucer

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2019-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Chaucer

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2019-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Chaucer

  • Chaucer and Middle English Studies

    In Honour of Rossel 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…

    Hardback – 2019-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Chaucer

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2019-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Chaucer

  • Routledge Library Editions: Chaucer

    1st Edition

    By Various

    Reissuing works originally published between 1964 and 1994, this superb set of books is an array of scholarship on one of the most important authors of the medieval period. Some of these titles are introductory books on Chaucer and his works but others are specifically focused on his humour, or the…

    Hardback – 2019-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Chaucer

  • A Quest for Remembrance

    The Underworld in Classical and Modern Literature, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rachel Falconer, Madeleine Scherer

    A Quest for Remembrance: The Underworld in Classical and Modern literature brings together a range of arguments exploring connections between the descent into the underworld, also known as katabasis, and various forms of memory. Its chapters investigate the uses of the descent topos both in…

    Hardback – 2019-09-01 
    Routledge
    Warwick Series in the Humanities

  • "Many a Song and Many a Leccherous Lay"

    Tradition and Individuality in Chaucer's Lyric Poetry, 1st Edition

    By Jay Ruud

    Originally published in 1992. Although they were apparently much appreciated in his own time, Chaucer’s lyrics have for most of the modern era been the most neglected of his poetic productions. This work offers a comprehensive overview of Chaucer’s lyric corpus. The author extends his scope to…

    Hardback – 2019-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Chaucer

  • Victorian Contagions

    Risk and Social Control in the Victorian Literary Imagination, 1st Edition

    By Chung-jen Chen

    Victorian Contagion: Risk and Social Control in the Victorian Literary Imagination examines the literary and cultural production of contagion in the Victorian era and the way that production participated in a moral economy of surveillance and control. In this book, I attempt to make sense of how…

    Hardback – 2019-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

  • Decadent Aesthetics and the Acrobat in the French Fin de siècle

    1st Edition

    By Jennifer Forrest

    In his discussion of clowns in nineteenth-century French painting from Jean-Léon Gérôme’s 1857 La Sortie du bal masqué to Georges Rouault, art historian Francis Haskell wondered why they are so sad. The myth of the sad clown as an allegory for the unappreciated artist found echoes in the work of…

    Hardback – 2019-09-01 
    Routledge

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