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The Canterbury Tales
Fifteenth-Century Continuations and Additions

Edited by John M Bowers

The Canterbury Tales
Paperback, 208 pages £15.50
Published: 1992
ISBN: 9781879288232
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Subjects: Literary Studies, Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies
Series: TEAMS Middle English Texts Series

When Geoffrey Chaucer died in 1400, his massive project, the Canterbury Tales, lay unfinished and unpublished. This volume includes five works that aim to fill in the gaps in this incomplete masterpiece. The pieces presented here date from the fifteenth century and survive in at least one manuscript collection of Chaucer's tales: John Lydgate's Prologue to the Siege of Thebes, The Ploughman's Tale, The Cook's Tale, Spurious Links, and The Canterbury Interlude and Merchant's Tale of Beryn. These pieces of Chaucerian apocrypha have been collected into one student-friendly edition, including introductions, notes, glosses, and a glossary to accommodate students of all levels of experience in Middle English.

Preface General Introduction John Lydgate's Prologue to the Siege of Thebes The Ploughman's Tale The Cook's Tale Spurious Links The Canterbury Interlude and Merchant's Tale of Beryn Glossary

John Bowers is Professor of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He specializes in Chaucer and medieval literature.



Publication Details:


Binding:
 Paperback , 208 pages
ISBN:
 9781879288232

BIC Code:
 2ABC, DSBB
BISAC Code:
  LIT011000
Imprint:
 Medieval Institute Publications


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