The Canterbury Tales: Seventeen Tales and the General Prologue: A Norton Critical Edition (Norton Critical Editions) (Paperback)

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The Canterbury Tales: Seventeen Tales and the General Prologue: A Norton Critical Edition (Norton Critical Editions) (Paperback)

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—RICHARD L. KIRKWOOD, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire



This Norton Critical Edition includes:



• The medieval masterpiece’s most popular tales, including—new to the Third Edition—The Man of Law’s Prologue and Tale and The Second Nun’s Prologue and Tale.

• Extensive marginal glosses, explanatory footnotes, a preface, and a guide to Chaucer’s language by V. A. Kolve and Glending Olson.

• Sources and analogues arranged by tale.

• Twelve critical essays, seven of them new to the Third Edition.

• A Chronology, a Short Glossary, and a Selected Bibliography.



About the Series




Read by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format—annotated text, contexts, and criticism—helps students to better understand, analyze, and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.

V. A. Kolve is UCLA Foundation Professor of English, Emeritus. A Rhodes Scholar, he is the author of Chaucer and the Imagery of Narrative, winner of the James Russell Lowell Award and British Council Prize, The Play Called Corpus Christi, and the forthcoming Christ as Gardener and Pilgrim: A Study in Medieval Iconography.


Glending Olson is Professor Emeritus of English, Cleveland State University. He is the author of Literature as Recreation in the Later Middle Ages.
Product Details ISBN: 9781324000563
ISBN-10: 1324000562
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: May 30th, 2018
Pages: 720
Language: English
Series: Norton Critical Editions