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Geoffrey Chaucer

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Peter Ackroyd. Chaucer. New York: Nan A. Talese (Random House). 2005. 174pp.

Malcolm Andrew. The Palgrave Literary Dictionary of Chaucer. Palgrave Macmillan. 2006. 280pp.

Ann W. Astell. Chaucer and the Universe of Learning. Cornell University Press. 1996.

H. S. Bennett. Chaucer and the Fifteenth Century. Oxford University Press. 1954.

J. A. W. Bennett. The Parlement of Foules: An Interpretation. Clarendon Press. 1957. 217pp.

Alcuin Blamires. Chaucer, Ethics, and Gender. Oxford University Press. 2006. 272pp.

Robert Boeing. Chaucer and the Mystics: The Canterbury Tales and the Genre of Devotional Prose. Bucknell University Press. 1995. 231pp.

Bege K. Bowers. Annotated Chaucer Bibliography, 1986-1996. University of Notre Dame Press. 2002. 719pp.

Derek Brewer. Chaucer and His World. London: Eyre Methuen. 1978. 224pp.

Peter Brown. Chaucer at Work: The Making of the Canterbury Tales. London: Longman. 1994.

Aage Brusendorff. The Chaucer Tradition. Oxford University Press. 1925. 510pp.

Glenn Burger. Chaucer's Queer Nation. University of Minnesota Press. 2003. 328pp.

David R. Carlson. Chaucer's Jobs. Palgrave MacMillan. 2004. 176pp.

G. K. Chesterton. Chaucer. New York: Farrar & Rinehart. 1932. 310pp.

Marchette G. Chute. Geoffrey Chaucer of England. New York: E. P. Dutton and Company. 1946.

Wolfgang Clemen. Chaucer's Early Poetry. London: Methuen & Co.. 1963. 214pp.

Helen Cooper. The Structure of the Canterbury Tales. University of Georgia Press. 1983. 256pp.

George G. Coulton. Chaucer and His England. London: Methuen. 1908. 321pp. Many editions, 3rd in 1921, 5th in 1930, 8th in 1968.

Susan Crane. Gender and Romance in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Princeton University Press. 1994. 233pp.

Walter Clyde Curry. Chaucer and the Mediaeval Sciences. Oxford University Press. 1926. 267pp. Also a second edition in 1960 by Allen & Unwin.

Alfred David. The Strumpet Muse: Art and Moral in Chaucer's Poetry. Indiana University Press. 1976. 280pp.

Sheila Delany. Chaucer and the Jews: Sources, Contexts, Meanings. Routledge. 2002. 304pp.

Carolyn Dinshaw. Chaucer's Sexual Poetics. University of Wisconsin Press. 1990. 310pp.

Robert R. Edwards. Chaucer and Boccaccio: Antiquity and Modernity. New York: Palgrave. 2002. 205pp.

Peter John Fields. Craft and Anti-Craft in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Edwin Mellen Press. 2001. 490pp.

Edward E. Foster; David H. Carey. Chaucer's Church: A Dictionary of Religious Terms in Chaucer. Ashgate Publishing. 2002. 160pp.

Robert Dudley French. A Chaucer Handbook. New York: F. S. Crofts & Co.. 1927. 394pp.

John M. Ganim. Chaucerian Theatricality. Princeton University Press. 1990. 163pp.

John Gardner. The Life and Times of Chaucer. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1977. 328pp.

John Gardner. The Poetry of Chaucer. Southern Illinois University Press. 1978.

William Godwin. Life of Geoffrey Chaucer, the Early English Poet: Including Memoirs of His Near Friend and Kinsman, John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster: With Sketches of the Manners, Opinions, Arts and Literature of England in the Fourteenth Century. Richard Phillips. 1803. (2 vols.) 489pp. + 642pp.

Ida L. Gordon. The Double Sorrow of Troilus: A Study of Ambiguities in Troilus and Criseyde. Clarendon Press. 1970. 154pp.

Suzanne C. Hagedorn. Abandoned Women: Rewriting the Classics in Dante, Boccaccio, and Chaucer. University of Michigan Press. 2004. 220pp.

Henry Barrett Hinckley. Notes on Chaucer: A Commentary on the Prolog and Six Canterbury Tales. New York: Haskell House. 1970. 318pp.

Donald R. Howard. Chaucer and the Medieval World. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 1987. 636pp. Later titled, Chaucer: His Life, His Works, His World.

Donald Roy Howard. The Idea of the Canterbury Tales. University California Press. 1976. 403pp.

Ikuzo Iijima. Langland and Chaucer: A Study of the Two Types of Genius in English Poetry. Boston: Four Seas Company. 1925. 256pp.

Michael St. John. Chaucer's Dream Visions: Courtliness and Individual Identity. Ashgate Publishing. 2000. 400pp.

Terry Jones; Robert F. Yeager. Who Murdered Chaucer? A Medieval Mystery. London: Methuen. 2003.

Robert M. Jordan. Chaucer's Poetics and the Modern Reader. University of California Press. 1987. 182pp.

George Lyman Kittredge. Chaucer and His Poetry. Harvard University Press. 1915. 230pp. Percy Turnbull Memorial Foundation lectures at Johns Hopkins, 1914.

Peggy Knapp. Chaucer and the Social Contest. New York: Routledge. 1990. 160pp.

Helge Koekeritz. A Guide to Chaucer's Pronunciation. Almqvist and Wiksell. 1963. 32pp.

V. A. Kolve. Chaucer and the Imagery of Narrative: The First Five Canterbury Tales. Stanford University Press. 1994. 551pp.

Traugott Lawler. The One and the Many in the Canterbury Tales. Hamden, CT: Archon Books. 1980. 209pp.

Emile Legouis. Geoffrey Chaucer. New York: Russell & Russell. 1961. 220pp.

Seth Lerer. Chaucer and His Readers: Imagining The Author in Late-Medieval England. Princeton University Press. 1993.

Thomas R. Lounsbury. Studies in Chaucer: His Life and Writings. London: McIlvaine & Co.. 1892. (3 vols.) 504pp. + 551pp. + 512pp.

John Livingston Lowes. Geoffrey Chaucer and the Development of His Genius. New York: Houghton Mifflin. 1934. 246pp.

R. M. Lumiansky. Of Sondry Folk: The Dramatic Principle in "The Canterbury Tales". University of Texas Press. 1955. 270pp.

Kathryn L. Lynch (editor). Chaucer's Cultural Geography. Routledge. 2002. 300pp.

John Matthews Manly. Some New Light on Chaucer. Henry Holt. 1926. 305pp.

Mark Miller. Philosophical Chaucer: Love, Sex, and Agency in the Canterbury Tales. Cambridge University Press. 2005. 302pp.

Alice S. Miskimin. Renaissance Chaucer. Yale University Press. 1975. 315pp.

Charles Muscatine. The Book of Geoffrey Chaucer: An Account of the Publication of Geoffrey Chaucer's Works from the Fifteenth Century to Modern Times. San Francisco, CA: The Book Club of California. 1963. 64pp.

Charles Muscatine. Poetry and Crisis in the Age of Chaucer. University of Notre Dame Press. 1972. 168pp.

Charles Muscatine. Chaucer and the French Tradition: A Study in Style and Meaning. University of California Press. 1957. 282pp.

Akio Oizumi (editor). Complete Concordance to the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Hildesheim, Germany: Olms Verlag AG. 1991-94. (15 vols.) 10,837pp. Some volumes still in preparation.

Charles Abraham Owen. Pilgrimage and Storytelling in the Canterbury Tales: The Dialectic of "Ernest" and "Game". University of Oklahoma Press. 1977. 253pp.

Lee Patterson. Chaucer and the Subject of History. University of Wisconsin Press. 1994. 504pp.

Derek Pearsall. The Life of Geoffrey Chaucer: A Critical Bbiography. Oxford, England: Blackwell. 1992. 365pp.

Thomas Prendergast. Chaucer's Dead Body: From Corpse to Corpus. Taylor & Francis. 2004. 176pp.

Raymond Preston. Chaucer. London: Sheed & Ward. 1952. 325pp.

Jim Rhodes. Poetry Does Theology: Chaucer, Grosseteste, and the Pearl-Poet. University of Notre Dame Press. 2001. 324pp.

Edith Rickert (editor). Chaucer's World. Columbia University Press. 1961. 456pp. Copies of medieval-era primary documents.

Ian Robinson. Chaucer and the English Tradition. Cambridge University Press. 1972.

Robert Kilburn Root. The Poetry of Chaucer: A Guide to Its Study and Appreciation. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1906. 298pp.

David Rose (editor). New Perspectives in Chaucer Criticism. Medford, NJ: Pilgrim Books. 1981. 248pp.

Rosalyn Rossignol. Chaucer A to Z. New York, NY: Facts on File. 1999.

Gillian Rudd. The Complete Critical Guide to Chaucer. Taylor & Francis. 2001. 224pp.

Paul G. Ruggiers. The Art of the "Canterbury Tales". Wisconsin University Press. 1965. 265pp.

Brenda Deen Schildgen. Pagans, Tartars, Moslems, and Jews in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. University Press of Florida. 2001.

A. F. Scott. Who's Who in Chaucer. Elmtree. 1974. 145pp.

Richard Allen Shoaf. Dante, Chaucer, and the Currency of the Word: Money, Images, and Reference in Late Medieval Poetry. Norman, OK: Pilgrim Books. 1983. 312pp.

Norman Toby Simms. A New Midrashic Reading of Geoffrey Chaucer: His Life and Works. Edwin Mellen Press. 2004. 486pp.

Paul Strohm. Social Chaucer. Harvard University Press. 1989. 252pp.

Marilyn Sutton (editor). Chaucer's "Pardoner's Prologue and Tale": An Annotated Bibliography, 1900-1995. University of Toronto Press. 2000. 445pp.

J. S. P. Tatlock. The Mind and Art of Chaucer. Syracuse Univrsity Press. 1950. 114pp.

John Strong Perry Tatlock; Arthur G. Kennedy. A Concordance to the Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer and to the Romaunt of the Rose. Washington, DC: Carnegie Institute Press. 1927. (2 vols.) 1110pp.

Edward Wagenknecht. The Personality of Chaucer. University of Oklahoma Press. 1968. 155pp.

Edward Wagenknecht (editor). Chaucer: Modern Essays in Criticism. New York: Galaxy Books. 1959. 413pp.

Richard West. Chaucer 1340-1400: The Life and Times of the First English Poet. London: Constable. 2000.


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