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The Palgrave Literary Dictionary of Chaucer

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Part of the Palgrave Literary Dictionaries book series (PAZ)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. A
    Malcolm Andrew
    Pages 1-21
  3. B
    Malcolm Andrew
    Pages 22-40
  4. C
    Malcolm Andrew
    Pages 41-83
  5. D
    Malcolm Andrew
    Pages 84-94
  6. E
    Malcolm Andrew
    Pages 95-101
  7. F
    Malcolm Andrew
    Pages 102-113
  8. G
    Malcolm Andrew
    Pages 114-123
  9. H
    Malcolm Andrew
    Pages 124-135
  10. I
    Malcolm Andrew
    Pages 136-138
  11. J
    Malcolm Andrew
    Pages 139-148
  12. K
    Malcolm Andrew
    Pages 149-152
  13. L
    Malcolm Andrew
    Pages 153-165
  14. M
    Malcolm Andrew
    Pages 166-194
  15. N
    Malcolm Andrew
    Pages 195-200
  16. O
    Malcolm Andrew
    Pages 201-204
  17. P
    Malcolm Andrew
    Pages 205-235
  18. R
    Malcolm Andrew
    Pages 236-248
  19. S
    Malcolm Andrew
    Pages 249-275
  20. T
    Malcolm Andrew
    Pages 276-291

About this book


This study aims to provide readers with a convenient source of reliable, scholarly, and accessible information on Chaucer's work, life, and times. Topics include Chaucer's works, major fictional characters, social, and political contexts, writers who influenced Chaucer or influenced by him, people and places of significance in Chaucer's life.


Chaucer fiction Ovid

About the authors

MALCOLM ANDREW was formerly Professor of English Language and Literature at Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK. 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 Varorium Chaucer, 1993, and the revised version of A.C. Cawley's edition of Chaucer, 1996.

Bibliographic information


'So much has been written about...[Chaucer] can one possibly get anywhere close to the authentic author? Answer: by using this book!...This 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

'...this is a user-friendly, unstuffy, and reliable volume to have at one's side for purposes of quick reference, and well worth recommending for student use.' - Julia Boffey, Notes and Queries