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  • Historians on Chaucer: The 'General Prologue' to the Canterbury Talesby Stephen Rigby; Alastair Minnis

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 97.99

    As literary scholars have long insisted, an interdisciplinary approach is vital if modern readers are to make sense of works of medieval literature. In particular, rather than reading the works of medieval authors as addressing us across the centuries about some timeless or ahistorical 'human condition', critics from a wide range of theoretical... more...

  • How Texts Workby Adrian Beard

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 28.95

    How Texts Work :  explores the ways in which we categorize texts reveals the limitations of some of the polarisations we use to categorize texts analyzes a wide variety of texts from a range of genres and periods, from Ibsen's A Doll's House to an 18-30s brochure, Internet chatrooms and George Bush's September 11 speech offers a step-by-step... more...

  • Introduction to Geoffrey Chaucerby Tison Pugh

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 69.95

    Geoffrey Chaucer is widely considered the father of English literature. This introduction begins with a review of his life and the cultural milieu of fourteenth-century England and then expands into analyses of such major works as The Parliament of Fowls, Troilus and Criseyde, and, of course, the Canterbury Tales, examining them alongside a selection... more...

  • An Introduction to The Gawain-Poetby Ad Putter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    The late 14th century produced a crop of brilliant writers: Chaucer, Langland and Gower. Their achievement was rivalled only by a series of four works generally agreed to have been written by a single northern author, known as the Gawain-Poet. This book introduces the reader to the Gawain-poet's four surviving works: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight... more...

  • Jankyn's Book of Wikked Wyvesby Traugott Lawler; Ralph Hanna; Karl Young

    University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 89.95

    In volume 1 of Jankyn’s Book of Wikked Wyves (Georgia, 1997), Ralph Hanna and Traugott Lawler presented authoritative versions of three medieval texts invoked by Jankyn (fifth husband of the Wife of Bath) in The Canterbury Tales . In Jankyn’s Book , volume 2, Lawler and Hanna revisit one of those texts by way of presenting all the known contemporary... more...

  • John Gower and the Limits of the Lawby Conrad van Dijk

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 99.00

    An examination of the ways in which Gower's poetry engages with contemporary law and legal questions. more...

  • The Lives of the Miller's Taleby Peter G. Beidler

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    With his Miller's Tale Chaucer transformed a colorless Middle Dutch account into the lively, dramatic story of raunchy Nicholas, sexy Alison, foolish John and squeamish Absolon. This book focuses on the ways Chaucer made his narrative more effective through dialogue, scene division, music, visual effects and staging. The author pays special attention... more...

  • Love Visionsby Geoffrey Chaucer; Brian Stone

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 20.78

    Spanning Chaucer's working life, these four poems build on the medieval convention of 'love visions' - poems inspired by dreams, woven into rich allegories about the rituals and emotions of courtly love. In The Book of the Duchess, the most traditional of the four, the dreamer meets a widower who has loved and lost the perfect lady, and The House of... more...

  • Malory and his European Contemporariesby Miriam Edlich-Muth

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    A reconsideration of Arthurian compilations in the late middle ages, looking at the complex ways in which they reshape their material for new audiences. more...

  • Multiple Authorship and the Myth of Solitary Geniusby Jack Stillinger

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 144.99

    A study which explores the implications of multiple authorship, using as examples the case of Keats and the assistants who aided him in the creation of "Isabella", the contributions of John Stuart Mill's wife to his autobiography, and the revisions to Wordsworth's "The Prelude". more...