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The Riverside Chaucer - Reissued with a new foreword by Christopher Cannon (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Geoffrey Chaucer,... The Riverside Chaucer - Reissued with a new foreword by Christopher Cannon (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Geoffrey Chaucer, Larry D. Benson; Foreword by Christopher Cannon
R725 R684 Discovery Miles 6 840 Save R41 (6%) In stock

The third edition of the definitive collection of Chaucer's Complete Works, reissued with a new foreword by Christopher Cannon. Since F. N. Robinson's second edition of the The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer was published in 1957, there has been a dramatic increase in Chaucer scholarship. This has not only enriched our understanding of Chaucer's art, but has also enabled scholars, working for the first time with all the source-material, to recreate Chaucer's authentic texts. For the third edition, an international team of experts completely re-edited all the works, added glosses to appear on the page with the text, and greatly expanded the introductory material, explanatory notes, textual notes, bibliography, and glossary. In short, the Riverside Chaucer is the fruit of many years' study - the most authentic and exciting edition available of Chaucer's Complete Works.

The Portable Chaucer - Revised Edition (Paperback, New Ed): Geoffrey Chaucer The Portable Chaucer - Revised Edition (Paperback, New Ed)
Geoffrey Chaucer 1
R478 R443 Discovery Miles 4 430 Save R35 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Both The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Cressida are presented complete in this anthology, in fresh modern translations by Theodore Morrison that convey both the gravity and gaiety of the Middle English originals. The Portable Chaucer also contains selections from The Book of Duchess, The House of Fame, The Bird's Parliament, and The Legend of Good Women, together with short poems. Morrison's introduction is vital for its insights into Chaucer as man and artist, and as a product of the Middle Ages whose shrewdness, humor, and compassion have a wonderfully contemporary ring.

A Treatise On The Astrolabe (Paperback): Geoffrey Chaucer A Treatise On The Astrolabe (Paperback)
Geoffrey Chaucer
R752 Discovery Miles 7 520 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Pardoner's Tale: York Notes Advanced (Paperback): Geoffrey Chaucer The Pardoner's Tale: York Notes Advanced (Paperback)
Geoffrey Chaucer 2
R225 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R42 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Packed full of analysis and interpretation, historical background, discussions and commentaries, York Notes will help you get right to the heart of the text you're studying, whether it's poetry, a play or a novel. You'll learn all about the historical context of the piece; find detailed discussions of key passages and characters; learn interesting facts about the text; and discover structures, patterns and themes that you may never have known existed. In the Advanced Notes, specific sections on critical thinking, and advice on how to read critically yourself, enable you to engage with the text in new and different ways. Full glossaries, self-test questions and suggested reading lists will help you fully prepare for your exam, while internet links and references to film, TV, theatre and the arts combine to fully immerse you in your chosen text. York Notes offer an exciting and accessible key to your text, enabling you to develop your ideas and transform your studies!

The Wife of Bath (Paperback, 28 Ed): Geoffrey Chaucer The Wife of Bath (Paperback, 28 Ed)
Geoffrey Chaucer
R34 R29 Discovery Miles 290 Save R5 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Those husbands that I had, Three of them were good and two were bad. The three that I call "good" were rich and old...' One of the most bawdy, entertaining and popular stories from The Canterbury Tales. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Geoffrey Chaucer (c.1343-1400). Chaucer's works available in Penguin Classics are The Canterbury Tales, Love Visions and Troilus and Criseyde.

The Miller's Prologue and Tale: York Notes Advanced (Paperback, 2nd edition): Geoffrey Chaucer The Miller's Prologue and Tale: York Notes Advanced (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Geoffrey Chaucer
R222 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Save R43 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Key Features: * Study methods * Introduction to the text * Summaries with critical notes * Themes and techniques * Textual analysis of key passages * Author biography * Historical and literary background * Modern and historical critical approaches * Chronology * Glossary of literary terms

Oxford Playscripts: The Canterbury Tales (Paperback, New ed): Geoffrey Chaucer Oxford Playscripts: The Canterbury Tales (Paperback, New ed)
Geoffrey Chaucer; Volume editing by Martin Riley
R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An engaging classroom playscript. Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer is dead! In a dramatic attempt to bring him back to life, four medieval alchemists invite a group of Chaucer's best-known pilgrims - the Knight, the Wife of Bath, the Pardoner, the Nun's Priest, and the Miller - to tell their Canterbury Tales. New, innovative activities specifically tailored to support the KS3 Framework for Teaching English and help students to fulfil the Framework objectives. Activities include work on Speaking and Listening, close text analysis, and the structure of playscripts, and act as a springboard for personal writing.

The Canterbury Tales (Paperback): Geoffrey Chaucer The Canterbury Tales (Paperback)
Geoffrey Chaucer; Introduction by Lesley A. Coote; Notes by Lesley A. Coote 1
R140 R122 Discovery Miles 1 220 Save R18 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

During his life, Geoffrey Chaucer (born c.1340) was courtier, diplomat, revenue collector, administrator, negotiator, overseer of building projects, landowner and knight of the shire. He was servant, retainer, husband, friend and father, but is now mainly known as a poet and `the father of English literature', a postion to which he was raised by other writers in the generation after his death. It was Boccaccio's Decameron which inspired Chaucer, in the 1390s, to begin work on The Canterbury Tales, which was still unfinished at his death in October 1400. It tells the story of a group of 30 pilgrims who meet at the Tabard Inn in Southwark, on the south bank of the Thames opposite the city of London, and travel together to visit the then famous shrine of St Thomas Becket in Canterbury cathedral. The tavern host, who accompanies them, suggests that they amuse one another along the way by telling stories, with the best storyteller awarded a meal in the tavern (paid for by all the others) on their return. The stories told by the pilgrims range from bawdy comedies through saints' lives and moral tracts to courtly romances, always delivered with a generous helping of Chaucer's own sly wit and ironic humour. Although basing his characters on the stereotypes of `estates satire', Chaucer succeeds in his aim of producing an overview of his times and their culture, for posterity, in the manner of Italian, proto-Renaissance, writers.This transcription and edition is taken from British Library MS Harley 7334, produced within ten years of Chaucer's death. The on-page notes and glosses aim to enable readers with little or no previous experience of medieva

Dominoes: One: Five Canterbury Tales (Paperback, New Ed): Geoffrey Chaucer Dominoes: One: Five Canterbury Tales (Paperback, New Ed)
Geoffrey Chaucer
R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The year is 1386 and the first flowers of spring are here. A number of pilgrims are going to Canterbury to visit the tomb of Saint Thomas Becket, and they all tell stories on the way. Who should be the stronger in a marriage - the husband or the wife? And what happens when two men fall in love with the same woman? In these five stories from Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales we find different answers to these questions from the Knight, the Wife of Bath, the Clerk of Oxford, the Merchant, and the Franklin.

The Canterbury Tales (Paperback, New): Geoffrey Chaucer The Canterbury Tales (Paperback, New)
Geoffrey Chaucer; Translated by David Wright
R231 R193 Discovery Miles 1 930 Save R38 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

'Whoever best acquits himself, and tells The most amusing and instructive tale, Shall have a dinner, paid for by us all...' In Chaucer's most ambitious poem, The Canterbury Tales (c. 1387), a group of pilgrims assembles in an inn just outside London and agree to entertain each other on the way to Canterbury by telling stories. The pilgrims come from all ranks of society, from the crusading Knight and burly Miller to the worldly Monk and lusty Wife of Bath. Their tales are as various as the tellers, including romance, bawdy comedy, beast fable, learned debate, parable, and Eastern adventure. The resulting collection gives us a set of characters so vivid that they have often been taken as portraits from real life, and a series of stories as hilarious in their comedy as they are affecting in their tragedy. Even after 600 years, their account of the human condition seems both fresh and true. This new edition of David Wright's acclaimed translation includes a new critical introduction and invaluable notes by a leading Chaucer scholar. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Canterbury Tales: "General Prologue", "Knight's Tale", "Miller's Prologue and Tale", "Wife of Bath's Prologue... Canterbury Tales: "General Prologue", "Knight's Tale", "Miller's Prologue and Tale", "Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale" (Paperback)
Geoffrey Chaucer
R99 R82 Discovery Miles 820 Save R17 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Includes the General Prologue, The Knight's Tale, The Miller's Prologue and Tale and The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale.

Troilus and Criseyde in Modern Verse (Paperback): Geoffrey Chaucer Troilus and Criseyde in Modern Verse (Paperback)
Geoffrey Chaucer; Translated by Joseph Glaser; Introduction by Christine Chism
R370 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R28 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This fast-moving Modern English version of Chaucer's greatest tragic romance highlights the poem's rapid shifts in register and diction as well as its subtle and elusive characterizations, while preserving the enchanting rhyme-royal stanza of the Middle English original. Christine Chism's Introduction illuminates the work's historical context, poetic devices, first audiences, sources, and non-traditional re-conception of a traditional female protagonist "whose faults," as Criseyde says, "are rolled on every tongue."

The Merchant's Prologue and Tale (Paperback, Updated edition): Geoffrey Chaucer The Merchant's Prologue and Tale (Paperback, Updated edition)
Geoffrey Chaucer; Edited by Maurice Hussey
R395 Discovery Miles 3 950 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The classic respected series in a stunning new design. This edition of The Merchant's Prologue and Tale from the highly-respected Selected Tales series includes the full, complete text in the original Middle English, along with an in-depth introduction by Maurice Hussey, detailed notes and a comprehensive glossary.

Troilus and Criseyde (Paperback, Critical edition): Geoffrey Chaucer Troilus and Criseyde (Paperback, Critical edition)
Geoffrey Chaucer; Edited by Stephen A. Barney
R361 Discovery Miles 3 610 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The editor s lucid introduction, marginal glosses, and explanatory annotations make Troilus and Criseyde easily accessible to students with no prior knowledge of Chaucer or Middle English. Also included is Robert Henryson s Testament of Cresseid, the poignant "sequel" to Troilus and Criseyde from fifteenth-century Scotland. "Criticism" includes ten essays by a diverse group of distinguished Chaucerians, among them C. S. Lewis, E. Talbot Donaldson, Karla Taylor, Lee Patterson, and Jill Mann, that illuminate the major scholarly issues raised by this complex and challenging poem. A Glossary and Selected Bibliography are also included"

The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale (Paperback, Updated edition): Geoffrey Chaucer The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale (Paperback, Updated edition)
Geoffrey Chaucer; Edited by James Winny
R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The classic respected series in a stunning new design. This edition of The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale from the highly-respected Selected Tales series includes the full, complete text in the original Middle English, along with an in-depth introduction by James Winny, detailed notes and a comprehensive glossary.

A Complete Concordance to the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer - Edited by Akio Oizumi. Vol. 16: A Lexicon of Troilus and Criseyde,... A Complete Concordance to the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer - Edited by Akio Oizumi. Vol. 16: A Lexicon of Troilus and Criseyde, vol. III: S - Z With the assistance of Kunihiro Miki. (Hardcover, None ed.)
Geoffrey Chaucer; Edited by Akio Oizumi; Assisted by Kunihiro Miki
R7,382 R5,061 Discovery Miles 50 610 Save R2,321 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A Complete Concordance to the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, edited by Akio Oizumi. Vol. 16: A Lexicon of Troilus and Criseyde, vol. III: S - Z With the assistance of Kunihiro Miki.

A Complete Concordance to the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer - Edited by Akio Oizumi. Vol. 16: A Lexicon of Troilus and Criseyde,... A Complete Concordance to the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer - Edited by Akio Oizumi. Vol. 16: A Lexicon of Troilus and Criseyde, vol. II: H - R With the assistance of Kunihiro Miki. (Hardcover)
Geoffrey Chaucer; Edited by Akio Oizumi; Assisted by Kunihiro Miki
R7,373 R5,052 Discovery Miles 50 520 Save R2,321 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A Complete Concordance to the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, edited by Akio Oizumi. Vol. 16: A Lexicon of Troilus and Criseyde, vol. II: H - R With the assistance of Kunihiro Miki.

A Complete Concordance to the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer - Edited by Akio Oizumi. Vol. 16: A Lexicon of Troilus and Criseyde,... A Complete Concordance to the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer - Edited by Akio Oizumi. Vol. 16: A Lexicon of Troilus and Criseyde, vol. I: A - G With the assistance of Kunihiro Miki. (Hardcover)
Geoffrey Chaucer; Edited by Akio Oizumi; Assisted by Kunihiro Miki
R7,371 R5,050 Discovery Miles 50 500 Save R2,321 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A Complete Concordance to the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, edited by Akio Oizumi. Vol. 16: A Lexicon of Troilus and Criseyde, vol. I: A - G With the assistance of Kunihiro Miki.

Works of Geoffrey Chaucer - The William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer With Illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones (Hardcover): Geoffrey... Works of Geoffrey Chaucer - The William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer With Illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones (Hardcover)
Geoffrey Chaucer
R1,683 R1,232 Discovery Miles 12 320 Save R451 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Canterbury Tales (Paperback, Rev Ed): Geoffrey Chaucer The Canterbury Tales (Paperback, Rev Ed)
Geoffrey Chaucer; Translated by Nevill Coghill
R238 R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Save R36 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

‘Now as I’ve drunk a draught of corn-ripe ale,
By God it stands to reason I can strike
On some good story that you will all like’

In The Canterbury Tales Chaucer created one of the great touchstones of English literature, a masterly collection of chivalric romances, moral allegories and low farce. A story-telling competition between a group of pilgrims from all walks of life is the occasion for a series of tales that range from the Knight’s account of courtly love and the ebullient Wife of Bath’s Arthurian legend, to the ribald anecdotes of the Miller and the Cook. Rich and diverse, The Canterbury Tales offer us an unrivalled glimpse into the life and mind of medieval England.

Nevill Coghill’s masterly and vivid modern English verse translation is rendered with consummate skill to retain all the vigour and poetry of Chaucer’s fourteenth-century Middle English.


 

The Canterbury Tales (Paperback, 2nd edition): Geoffrey Chaucer The Canterbury Tales (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Geoffrey Chaucer; Edited by Robert Boenig, Andrew Taylor
R921 R837 Discovery Miles 8 370 Save R84 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Broadview Canterbury Tales is an edition of the complete tales in a text based on the famous Ellesmere Manuscript. Here one may read a Middle English text that is closer to what Chaucer's scribe, Adam Pinkhurst, actually wrote than that in any other modern edition. Unlike most editions, which draw on a number of manuscripts to recapture Chaucer's original intention, this edition preserves the text as it was found in one influential manuscript. A sampling of facsimile pages from the original manuscript is also included, along with a selection of other works that give the reader a rich sense of the cultural, political, and literary worlds in which Chaucer lived. The second edition includes a new Middle English glossary, a timeline of Chaucer's life and times, and detailed page headers showing the fragment and line numbers to assist readers in finding a specific section of the poem.

Troilus and Criseyde (14th century) (Paperback): Geoffrey Chaucer Troilus and Criseyde (14th century) (Paperback)
Geoffrey Chaucer; Edited by James Dean, Harriet Spiegel
R606 R568 Discovery Miles 5 680 Save R38 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Geoffrey Chaucer's most significant literary accomplishment may well be Troilus and Criseyde, a single, profoundly philosophical narrative of a tragic love affair. Set in ancient Troy and telling the story of the rise and fall, in love and war, of the prince Troilus, Troilus and Criseyde is an archetypal medieval romance. The widowed Criseyde is a powerful woman, complex and intelligent, and the naive Troilus is ambushed by his overwhelming love for her; Pandarus, Troilus's friend and the enabler of the couple's love, provides comic relief. Chaucer used his familiarity with the works of Giovanni Boccaccio and Benoit de Sainte-Maure to build his own historical world, depicting pagan beliefs and myths with sympathy and imagination. This edition is based on the Corpus Christi College Cambridge manuscript of Troilus and Criseyde; as with Robert Boenig and Andrew Taylor's Broadview Edition of The Canterbury Tales, the manuscript text is preserved as much as possible and the original Middle English text is used. Difficult words are conveniently glossed in the margins, and explanatory footnotes help with references and allusions.

The Canterbury Tales (Paperback): Geoffrey Chaucer The Canterbury Tales (Paperback)
Geoffrey Chaucer 1
R90 Discovery Miles 900 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. 'Full wise is he that can himselven knowe.' Written at the end of the fourteenth century, the poet Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales are a collection of stories told in Middle-English. Thirty pilgrims leave Southwark to travel to a shrine in Canterbury and become the narrators, telling each other stories of chivalrous romance, fable, parable, debate and comedy as they journey. Their accounts of the human condition remain as resonant today as when they were first written.

A Treatise on the Astrolabe (Hardcover, New Ed): Geoffrey Chaucer, Sigmund Eisner A Treatise on the Astrolabe (Hardcover, New Ed)
Geoffrey Chaucer, Sigmund Eisner
R2,091 Discovery Miles 20 910 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"A Treatise the Astrolabe" by Geoffrey Chaucer is the work of an avid amateur astronomer who happened also to be England's greatest medieval poet. A user of the astrolabe can plot the movement of the stars, tell time, and calculate numerous other results. Chaucer translated and revised a standard Latin treatment of the astrolabe. His treatise, which is generally regarded as one of the first technical manuals in English and a model of how technical manuals should be written.

Not since 1872 has a free-standing edition of "A Treatise the Astrolabe" been published. Thanks to the expertise of its editor, Sigmund Eisner, who supplies sixty-eight illustrations, this Variorum edition provides a more detailed exposition than previously available. Eisner's extensive labors result in the first complete record of textual variants found in the thirty-two surviving manuscripts of the work and in all the major printed text published between 1532 and 1987. This landmark edition also presents a thorough digest of all published commentary on Chaucer's treatise.

Amplified by sixty-eight illustrations, this variorum edition of Chaucer's "A Treatise on the Astrolabe" provides a more detailed exposition of the treatise than has ever before been available.

The Romaunt of the Rose (Hardcover, New Ed): Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Dahlberg The Romaunt of the Rose (Hardcover, New Ed)
Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Dahlberg
R2,091 Discovery Miles 20 910 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Romaunt of the Rose translates in abridged form a long dream vision, part elegant romance, part rollicking satire, written in France during the thirteenth century. The French original, Le Roman de la Rose, had a profound influence on Chaucer, who says he translated the work. From the sixteenth century to the mid-nineteenth, scholars assumed that the Romaunt comprised large fragments of that translation. Subsequent debates have divided the Romaunt into two or three segments, and proffered arguments that Chaucer was responsible for one or more of them, or for none. The current consensus is that he almost certainly wrote the first 1,705 lines.

Charles Dahlberg's edition of the Romaunt provides a full summary of scholarship on the question of authorship as well as other important topics, including a useful survey of the influence of the French poem on Chaucer.

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