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Troilus and Criseyde (Norton Critical Edition)

ISBN13: 9780393927559
ISBN: 0393927555
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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Pages: 656
Average Goodreads rating: 3.77/5 (208 ratings)

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.