Chaucer’s General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales: An by Caroline D. Eckhardt

By Caroline D. Eckhardt

the overall Prologue to Chaucer's Canterbury stories is without doubt one of the so much enduring works of English literature. cherished through students, academics, scholars, and normal readers, it's been given a good many various interpretations. This annotated, overseas bibliography of twentieth-century feedback at the Prologue is a vital reference advisor. It comprises books, magazine articles, and dissertations, and a descriptive record of twentieth-century versions; it's the such a lot entire stock of recent feedback at the Prologue. The large annotations offer uniquely handy entry to many courses which are in a different way tricky to obtain.

In her advent, Caroline Eckhardt presents a cautious and entire review of recent traits in feedback, developments which might be traced during the bibliography. first and foremost of the century, for instance, Chaucer's Prologue was once usually defined as a 'portrait gallery' and praised for its realism - social, mental, and dramatic. Later within the century got here emphases on irony, rhetoric, Freudian interpretations, intricate allegories, and stylistic complexities. at this time, the Prologue is usually interpreted as a approach of symptoms and emblems during which realism, if it exists in any respect, serves reasons past itself. The smiling and serene poet of the sooner interval has been changed through a self-conscious ironist, occasionally with a break up character. The portrait gallery of the start of the century continues to be there, even though the spectator who walks alongside it has a tendency to work out anything much less fastened textually (the Prologue is now more often than not mentioned as work-in-progress) and extra advanced structurally, generically, and thematically. it's the spectator, after all, who has changed.

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A school edition: an introduction on Chaucer's England, language, and the CT is followed by the texts indicated in the title, with explanatory notes and a glossary. The Ellesmere ms, with its spelling normalized, forms the basis of the edition. 45 The Prologue and Four Canterbury Tales [by] Geoffrey Chaucer. Ed. Gordon Hall Gerould. New York: Nelson, 1935. A school edition: after a brief introduction on Chaucer's life and works, the text is presented, with glosses at the foot of the page, notes, and a glossary Editions/11 at the end.

Also GP issued separately as Chaucer: The Prologue^ 1929 [not seen]. Pitt Press Series. A school edition: the text (based on the Ellesmere ms) is preceded by a substantial general introduction on Chaucer's position in English literature, his life and works, his language, the CT as a whole, and (briefly) GP. Notes, bibliography, and vocabulary are included. 25 The Ellesmere Chaucer Reproduced in Facsimile, vol 1. Preface by Alix Egerton. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1911. The Ellesmere ms, owned by the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, has been used as the basis of many editions (see other items in this section) and is the most lavishly decorated of the extant CT manuscripts.

Rpt 1922. A school edition: an extensive discussion of the Middle English language is followed by briefer considerations of Chaucer's life and the CT mss, by the text (based on the Ellesmere ms, collated with others), by explanatory notes, and by a glossary. 7 The Cambridge MS. 4-&4 °f Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Completed by the Egerton MS. ), Parts I and II. 2 vols. Ed. Frederick J. Furnivall. , 1901 and 1902. Publications of the Chaucer Society, First Series, 95 and 96. GP appears on pp 7-25 of vol 1.

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