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Chaucer: A Select Bibliography

Copyright Date: 1986
Pages: 342
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    Book Description:

    More than 900 entries, carefully selected, organized, and annotated, and accompanied by informative background material, make this volume a unique and indispensable guide to Chaucer and related studies.

    eISBN: 978-1-4426-2319-4
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Editor’s Preface
    (pp. vii-viii)
  3. Table of Contents
    (pp. ix-xiv)
  4. Abbreviations
    (pp. xv-xvi)
  5. Authors’ Preface
    (pp. xvii-xx)
    JL and AQ
  6. I Materials for the Study of Chaucer’s Works
    (pp. 1-98)

    Part I of this bibliography has five major sections. They provide guidance in approaching Chaucer’s work taken as a whole. The first section lists bibliographies of work on Chaucer, including bibliographical handbooks and indices. The second section provides information on Chaucer’s texts and canon. Included here are listings of facsimiles, editions, textual studies, studies of the Chaucerian canon and its dating, texts wrongly attributed to Chaucer, and his lost works. The third section covers language and versification and starts with some items on Middle English to provide a context for the specific studies on Chaucer’s language. The fourth section covers...

  7. II Chaucer’s Works
    (pp. 99-250)

    The first section of Part II contains general critical studies and includes books and articles that concern several of Chaucer’s works. The rest of the sections in Part II are devoted to the individual works of Chaucer, presented here in the order in which they are printed in the standard modern edition, Robinson M30; each section is divided further, usually into three parts, one on editions (and textual studies where relevant), one on sources and analogues, and one on critical studies.

    Many of the articles in the collections described here are listed separately, under the appropriate headings, elsewhere in this...

  8. III Backgrounds
    (pp. 251-306)

    The highly selective list of books and articles presented here has been assembled to provide a basic guide for the various backgrounds of Chaucer’s work. Included are standard works on the 14th century, especially on 14th-century England. Some specialized studies are also included in subjects such as astronomy, where Chaucer had special interest and knowledge. Where several titles might have been chosen, preference has been given to recent work in order to provide relatively current information about the bibliography in the subject covered. Emphasis is needed on the fact that Part III has been compiled as a guide to background...

  9. Index
    (pp. 307-321)
  10. Back Matter
    (pp. 322-322)