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Canon of Chaucer's Works

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval).

(see also entries for individual works). It is not always easy to establish the authentic works of a medieval writer. They often exist in MSS copied after the author's death ...

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Canterbury Tales

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Late 14th‐cent. unfinished masterpiece by Chaucer. The General Prologue presents portraits of diverse pilgrims congregated at the Tabard inn (Southwark), including a battle‐worn Knight,...

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Chauceriana

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The name sometimes given to a group of works which, although not by Chaucer (see Canon of Chaucer's Works), have at various times and for various reasons been attributed to ...

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Cook's Tale

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Which follows The Reeve's Tale and concludes Fragment I, is apparently unfinished. There is no way of establishing its date: it is very closely fitted to its predecessor, and may ...

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Robin Hood

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A legendary outlaw. The name is part of the designation of places and plants in every part of England. The facts behind the legend are uncertain. Robin Hood is referred to in Piers Plowman....

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Rosalynde

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A prose romance by Thomas Lodge (c.1557–1625), printed in 1590; the main source of As You Like It.

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Thomas Tyrwhitt

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(1730–86),

is remembered partly for his edition and exposure of Chatterton's Rowley poems which he published in 1777 and in an appendix in 1778 stated authoritatively that they...

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