The Complete Poetry and Prose of Geoffrey Chaucer

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The Complete Poetry and Prose of Geoffrey Chaucer is intended to make Chaucer's texts accessible with a minimum of scholarly interference. The critical, biographical, and linguistic essays are grouped at the end so as not to impede the approach to the text. By doing so, the student is able to enjoy the richness and humor of The Canterbury Tales as well as the beauty of Troylus and Criseyde. This collection will create a deeper appreciation for Chaucer and his genius.

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Mark Allen is the bibliographer of The New Chaucer Society, and the designer and moderator of The Chaucer Bibliography Online. With Bege K. Bowers, he edited Annotated Chaucer Bibliography, 1986-1996, which received the 2002-04 MLA Prize for a Distinguished Bibliography.

John H. Fisher, the former President and Executive Director of The New Chaucer Society and of the Modern Language Association of America, is the author of The Importance of Chaucer and of The Emergence of Standard English. He is editor of The Complete Poetry and Prose of Geoffrey Chaucer and of An Anthology of Chancery English.

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Preface. Canterbury Tales. Introduction. PART I. Introduction. General Prologue. The Knight's Tale. The Miller's Tale. The Reeve's Tale. The Cook's Tale. PART II. Introduction. The Man of Law's Tale. PART III. Introduction. The Wife of Bath's Tale. The Friar's Tale. The Summoner's Tale. PART IV. Introduction. The Clerk's Tale. The Merchant's Tale. PART V. Introduction. The Squire's Tale. The Franklin's Tale. PART VI. Introduction. The Physician's Tale. The Pardoner's Tale. PART VII. Introduction. The Shipman's Tale. The Prioress's Tale. The Tale of Sir Thopas. The Tale of Melibee. The Monk's Tale. The Nun's Priest's Tale. PART VIII. Introduction. The Second Nun's Tale. The Canon's Yeoman's Tale. PART IX. Introduction. The Manciple's Tale. PART X. Introduction. The Parson's Tale. Chaucer's Retraction. Troylus and Criseyde. Introduction. Book of the Duchess. Introduction. Parliament of Fowls. Introduction. House of Fame. Introduction. Legend of Good Women. Introduction. F Prologue. G Prologue. The Legends. Short Poems. Introduction. Prier a Nostre Dame (An ABC). Anelida and Arcite. Complaint of Mars (The Brooch of Thebes). Complaint of Venus. A Complaint unto Pity. A Balade of Pity (A Complaint to His Lady). Womanly Noblesse (Balade That Chaucer Made). To Rosemounde. Proverbe of Chaucer. Fortune. Balade de Bon Conseil (Truth). Moral Balade of Gentilesse. The Former Age. Lack of Steadfastnesse. To Adam Scriveyn. Lenvoy de Chaucer a Bukton. Lenvoy de Chaucer a Scogan. Complaint of Chaucer to His Purse. Poems Not Attributed to Chaucer in the Manuscripts. Mercilesse Beaute. Against Women Unconstant. An Amorous Complaint Made at Windsor (Complaynt Damours). Romaunt of the Rose. Introduction. Boece. Introduction. Treatise on the Astrolabe. Introduction. Equatorie of the Planetis. Introduction. Chaucer in His Time. Chaucer's Language and Versification. The Text of This Edition. Bibliography. Classifications. Abbreviations in This Edition. Index of Authors.

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