Title The Norton Chaucer
Author David Lawton
ISBN 9780393603477
List price USD 62.50
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Binding Hardbound
No of pages 1216
Book size 165 x 241 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Published in India by .
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
Status New Arrival
About the book


A vibrant edition brings Chaucer’s complete works to life.

Both an enhanced digital edition and a handsome print volume, The Norton Chaucer provides the complete poetry and prose, meticulously glossed and annotated specifically for undergraduate readers, with apparatus reflecting current scholarship—all at an unmatched value.



General Introduction
Chaucer’s Fortune    Language, Nation, and Royalty    Chaucer’s Life    Chaucer’s London • Chaucer’s Reading • Chaucer and Translation • Manuscripts of Chaucer’s Work (by Sarah Noonan and David Lawton) • The Chaucer Tradition (to  1990) • Chaucer Editions • Chaucerian Afterlives • Bibliographical Note

Chaucer’s Language And Meter
History • Reading Chaucer Aloud • Meter • Vocabulary • Confusables • Spelling and Reading in The Norton Chaucer

The Complete Works

The Canterbury Tales

Part I
The General Prologue • The Knight’s Tale • The Miller’s Prologue and Tale • The Reeve’s Prologue and Tale • The Cook’s Prologue and Tale

Part II
The Man of Law’s Introduction, Prologue, and Tale

Part III
The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale • The Friar’s Prologue and Tale • The Summoner’s Prologue and Tale

Part IV
The Clerk’s Prologue and Tale • The Merchant’s Prologue, Tale, and Epilogue

Part V
The Squire’s Prologue and Tale • The Franklin’s Introduction, Prologue, and Tale

Part VI
The Physician’s Tale • The Pardoner’s Prologue and Tale

Part VII
The Shipman’s Tale • The Prioress’s Introduction, Prologue, and Tale • The Prologue and Tale of Sir Thopas, and the Thopas—Melibee Link • The Tale of Melibee • The Monk’s Prologue and Tale • The Nun’s Priest’s Prologue and Tale

The Second Nun’s Prologue and Tale • The Canon’s Yeoman’s Prologue and Tale

Part IX
The Manciple’s Prologue and Tale

Part X
The Parson’s Prologue and Tale • “Here taketh the makere of this book his leve”

Chaucer’s Prose
A Treatise on the Astrolabe • Boece

Troilus And Criseyde

Dream Poetry
The Book of the Duchess • The Parliament of Fowls • The House of Fame • The Legend of Good Women

Other Poems
Anelida and Arcite • The Complaint of Mars and The Complaint of Venus • An ABC

Shorter Poems
The Former Age • Fortune • Balade de bon conseyl • Gentilesse • Lack of Steadfastness • Chaucer’s Words to Adam Scriveyn • Envoy to Bukton • Evoy to Scogan • To Rosemounde • The Complaint of Chaucer to His Purse • The Complaint unto Pity • Appendix: Two Chaucerian Love Poems • A Complaint unto His Lady • Merciless Beauty: A Triple Roundel

Illustration Credits

About the Authors:

David Lawton is Professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis. He has also taught at the University of York, the University of Sydney, the University of Tasmania, and the University of East Anglia, Norwich, and has held visiting fellowships at Cambridge and Oxford. The author of six books, among them Voice in Later Medieval English Literature: Public Interiorities; Faith, Text and History: The Bible in English; and Chaucer’s Narrators, Professor Lawton was founding coeditor of New Medieval Literature and has served as the executive director of the New Chaucer Society.

Target Audience:

Students and academicians of English Literature.


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