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  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $18.50
  • March 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-92755-9
  • 656 pages
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide

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Geoffrey Chaucer (Author), Stephen Barney (Editor, University of California, Irvine)


This Norton Critical Edition of Chaucer’s masterpiece is based on Stephen Barney’s acclaimed text and is accompanied by a translation of its major source, Boccaccio’s Filostrato.

The editor’s lucid introduction, marginal glosses, and explanatory annotations make Troilus and Criseyde easily accessible to students with no prior knowledge of Chaucer or Middle English. Also included is Robert Henryson’s Testament of Cresseid, the poignant "sequel" to Troilus and Criseyde from fifteenth-century Scotland.

"Criticism" includes ten essays by a diverse group of distinguished Chaucerians, among them C. S. Lewis, E. Talbot Donaldson, Karla Taylor, Lee Patterson, and Jill Mann, that illuminate the major scholarly issues raised by this complex and challenging poem.

A Glossary and Selected Bibliography are also included



    The Text of Troilus and Criseyde, with facing page Il Filostrato


    1. Robert Henryson – Testament of Cresseid


    1. C.S. Lewis – What Chaucer Really Did to Il Filostrato
    2. Morton W. Bloomfield – Distance and Predestination in Troilus and Criseyde
    3. E. Talbot Donaldson – The Ending of Troilus
    4. Sheila Delaney – Techniques of Alienation in Troilus and Criseyde
    5. David Taylor – The Term of Love: A Study of Troilus's Style
    6. Richard F. Green – Troilus and the Game of Love
    7. Karla Taylor – Proverbs and the Authentication of Convention in Troilus and Criseyde
    8. Lee Patterson – From Chaucer and the Subject of History
    9. Louise O. Fradenburg – Our own wo to drynke: Loss, Gender, and Chivalry in Troilus and Criseyde
    10. Jill Mann – From Feminizing Chaucer


    Selected Bibliography