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The Palgrave Literary Dictionary of Chaucer
 
 
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07 Feb 2006
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The first volume of the new Palgrave Literary Dictionaries series aims to provide readers with a convenient source of reliable, scholarly, accessible, and up-to-date information on Chaucer's work, life and times. It consists mainly of entries ranging in length from about 10 to about 3000 words, arranged in alphabetical sequence. These cover topics including the following: each of Chaucer's works; Chaucer's life; the lives of his close relatives; the writers and political figures known to him or otherwise significant in his life or to his work; the genres, techniques, and traditions relevant to his works; relevant places, actual and fictional; major literary, mythical, and historical figures and characters (from his works or relevant to them); major editions, scholars and critics. An extensive system of cross-referencing will facilitate access to the information contained in the entries. The volume also provides suggestions for further reading and a chronology of Chaucer's life and times.


Description

The first volume of the new Palgrave Literary Dictionaries series aims to provide readers with a convenient source of reliable, scholarly, accessible, and up-to-date information on Chaucer's work, life and times. It consists mainly of entries ranging in length from about 10 to about 3000 words, arranged in alphabetical sequence. These cover topics including the following: each of Chaucer's works; Chaucer's life; the lives of his close relatives; the writers and political figures known to him or otherwise significant in his life or to his work; the genres, techniques, and traditions relevant to his works; relevant places, actual and fictional; major literary, mythical, and historical figures and characters (from his works or relevant to them); major editions, scholars and critics. An extensive system of cross-referencing will facilitate access to the information contained in the entries. The volume also provides suggestions for further reading and a chronology of Chaucer's life and times.


Reviews


'So much has been written about...[Chaucer]...how can one possibly get anywhere close to the authentic author? Answer: by using this book! ...This volume...is clearly essential stock for any library serving students and scholars of English literature...' - Reference Reviews

'Andrew's compact Dictionary will serve the student market ... Entries are expertly and concisely composed and the Dictionary is intelligently cross-referenced...friendly and effective.' - The Times Literary Supplement
 
'it will prove extremely helpful to any student of the poet [Chaucer] or his works.'  - Contemporary Review


Contents

Series Editor's Foreword
Acknowledgements
Preface
Chronology
Abbreviations
Entries A-Z
Bibliography


Authors

MALCOLM ANDREW has been Professor of English Language and Literature at Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, since 1985. His publications include an edition of The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript, with Ronald Wakdron, 1978, a collection of essays on The Canterbury Tales, 1991, a volume of explanatory notes on The General Prologue for the Valorium Chaucer, 1993, and the revised version of A.C. Cawley's edition of Chaucer, 1996.