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The Norton Chaucer + Digital Product License Key Folder with eBook and Interactive Tutorial on Reading Chaucer

  • David Lawton
  • ISBN-10: 0393603474
  • ISBN-13: 9780393603477
  • 0 Pages | Best Buy Package
  • COPYRIGHT: 2019 Published
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About the Product

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.


  • AN INNOVATIVE PRINT-DIGITAL BUNDLE—AT A GREAT VALUE The Norton Chaucer gives students a great reading experience in two ways: a traditional hardcover volume and a portable digital edition. The enhanced ebook includes pop-up annotations that highlight the Middle English word or phrase being glossed and over two hours of audio readings in Middle English. In addition to the ebook, students have access to the Reading Chaucer pronunciation tutorial with embedded audio samples. Watch as your students gain facility and confidence in speaking Middle English aloud and listening to and discussing Chaucer’s works.

  • ACCESSIBLE TEXTS A new generation of students can now be introduced to Chaucer’s verse in Middle English through a comprehensive revision, update, and expansion of E. T. Donaldson’s edition, using his admired spelling system throughout. Also included are Kathryn Lynch’s texts of the Dream Poems and NEWly edited texts of Chaucer’s prose. All texts have been meticulously vetted for consistency of spelling and punctuation.

  • TRUSTED EDITORIAL APPARATUS David Lawton’s lively introductions—a general introduction to Chaucer’s life, language, and influence and headnotes for each work—bring fresh scholarship to life for undergraduate readers. Extensive marginal glosses and explanatory footnotes help with understanding. In addition, E. T. Donaldson’s insightful commentaries are available in the Digital Edition.

  • THE NORTON ANTHOLOGY FORMAT The Norton Chaucer features an inviting single-column page with marginal glosses, which is both easy to read and attractive.

Table of Contents

General Introduction:
Chaucer in Context
Chaucer’s Life
Chaucer’s London
Chaucer’s Reading
Chaucer and Translation
Chaucer Manuscripts
The Chaucer Tradition (to 1900)
Chaucer Editions
Chaucerian Afterlives
Chaucer’s Language and Style
Chronological Table
Tables for Pronunciation and Common Words

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

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

Part III:
The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale
The Friar’s Introduction and Tale
The Summoner’s Introduction, Prologue, and Tale

Part IV:
The Clerk’s Introduction and Tale
The Merchant’s Introduction and Tale

Part V:
The Squire’s Introduction and Tale
The Franklin’s Introduction and Tale

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

Part VII:
The Shipman’s Tale
The Prioress’ Introduction, Prologue, and Tale
The Introduction and Tale of Sir Thopas
The Tale of Melibee
The Monk’s Introduction and Tale
The Nun’s Priest’s Introduction and Tale

Part VIII:
The Second Nun’s Prologue and Tale
The Canon’s Yeoman’s Introduction and Tale

Part IX:
The Manciple’s Introduction and Tale

Part X:
The Parson’s Introduction and Tale, and Chaucer’s Retraction

Other Prose Works:
The Treatise on the Astrolabe

Troilus and Criseyde

Dream Poems:
The Book of the Duchess
The House of Fame
The Parliament of Fowls
The Legend of Good Women

Other Poems:
Anelida and Arcite
Complaint of Mars and Complaint of Venus

Shorter Poems:
The Former Age
Balade de bon conseyl
Lack of Steadfastness
Chaucer’s Words to Adam Scriveyn
Envoy to Bukton
Envoy to Scogan
To Rosemounde
The Complaint of Chaucer to His Purse

Online Resources and Bibliographies