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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

The Oxford Companion to Chaucer R.F. Yeager The Oxford Companion to Chaucer, ed. Douglas Gray (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003). xxviii + 526 pp.; 4 maps and 15 black-and-white plates, 0-19-811765-5. 65.00 [pounds sterling]. ‘The Oxford Companion to Chauce’, Douglas Gray remarks by way of introduction, ‘aims to present in attractive form a range of […]

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Amys and Amylion

Amys and Amylion Nicolas Jacobs This is in many respects a welcome new edition of a romance of considerable thematic interest. The standard edition, MacEdward Leach’s of 1937, used as its base the earliest and arguably the best, though incomplete, Auchinleck version. Dr Saux prints the late fifteenth-century text in Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Douce […]

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Troilus and Criseyde

Troilus and Criseyde Derek Pearsall After the Oxford Guide to The Canterbury Tales, by Helen Cooper, we have now the Oxford Guide to Troilus and Criseyde. The volume on the shorter poems, by A. J. Minnis, is to follow. The idea of such a series of ‘Guides’ is a traditional and on the whole didactic […]

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Geoffrey Chaucer: Troilus and Criseyde

Geoffrey Chaucer: Troilus and Criseyde Geoffrey Chaucer: Troilus and Criseyde, ed. Barry Windeatt, Penguin Classics (London: Penguin, 2003). lxx + 561 pp. ISBN 0-140-424210. 12.99 [pounds sterling]. To see Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde printed as a Penguin Classic is pleasing not only for the evident popular assertion of Chaucer’s excellence hut also for the material […]