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  • Paperback + Digital Product License Key Folder
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $30.00
  • Forthcoming: June 2019
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-64350-3
  • 525 pages
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide
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The Norton Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales

First Edition

Paperback + Digital Product License Key Folder

with Ebook, Reading Chaucer Tutorial, and Audio Playlist

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David Lawton (Editor, Washington University in St. Louis)

 

Vibrant, innovative, accessible

Available as both a portable paperback volume and an enhanced digital edition, this complete collection of The Norton Chaucer: Canterbury Tales is meticulously glossed and annotated. With access to the ground-breaking Reading Chaucer Tutorial included in every new copy, this volume delivers unmatched support and value.

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Vibrant, innovative, accessible

 

Available as both a portable paperback volume and an enhanced digital edition, this complete collection of The Norton Chaucer: Canterbury Tales is meticulously glossed and annotated. With access to the ground-breaking Reading Chaucer Tutorial included in every new copy, this volume delivers unmatched support and value.

An accessible text in the trusted Norton Anthology format

 

A new generation of students can read The Norton Chaucer: Canterbury Tales in Middle English in a revised and expanded edition of E. T. Donaldson’s text, long admired for its student-friendly spelling system. In addition, the volume features the Norton Anthology format: an inviting single-column page, which is both easy to read and attractive to the eye.

Editorial apparatus that helps students learn

 

Extensive marginal glosses and explanatory footnotes help students understand this seminal but challenging work. David Lawton’s general introduction to Chaucer’s life and times combined with lively, insightful headnotes for each tale provide invaluable context.

Innovative digital resources

 

Explore the first-ever interactive ebook for this text. Features include pop-up annotations highlighting select Middle English words and phrases and more than two hours of audio readings in Middle English. In addition, students have access to the Reading Chaucer Tutorial, an online resource that facilitates understanding through audio recordings, interactive questions, and interlinear translation. It’s an ideal exercise for the first week of class, giving students what they need to succeed.

An accompanying handbook to help students begin their journey

 

Package The Norton Chaucer: Canterbury Tales with Elizabeth Scala’s Canterbury Tales Handbook, a brief and accessible companion designed to help students read the tales with greater understanding and pleasure. Covering such issues as genre, form, narrators, historical background, and critical history, the handbook is sure to build student confidence and deepen classroom discussion.

     

    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

     

    The Canterbury Tales

                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