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A Limited Chaucer Bibliography

The following list of works is contains only books held by the CSUN library. Please check the MLA Bibliography for journal articles.


Historical Background

  1. Nigel Saul, The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval England (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997). [Available at Borders and Barnes & Noble. Portions relevant to Chaucer (approximately 80 pages) have been placed on reserve in the library.]
  2. Lillian M. Bisson, Chaucer and the Late Medieval World (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1998). PR1933.S59 B57 1998

Dictionaries and Language

  1. A Middle English Dictionary (online)
  2. A Chaucer Glossary, ed. Norman Davis, et. al. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1979. PR1941 .C5
  3. Bowden, Betsy. Chaucer aloud : the varieties of textual interpretation. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1987. [includes 94 min. sound cassette]. PR1875.O73 B68 1987 (Cassette stored in ARTS at the same call number)
  4. ________. Listeners' guide to medieval English : a discography. New York: Garland, 1988. NOCIRC PE519 .B69 1988
  5. Elliott, R.W.V. Chaucer's English. London, 1974. PR1940 .E47
  6. Sandved, Arthur O. Introduction to Chaucerian English. D. S. Brewer: Cambridge, 1985. PR1940 .S26 1985

Books on Chaucer

  1. Aers, David. Chaucer, Langland and the Creative Imagination. London: RKP, 1980. PR311 .A33
  2. Benson, C. David, ed. Critical Essays on Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde and his Major Early Poems (Milton Keynes, 1991). PR1924 .C75 1991
  3. Boenig, Robert. Chaucer and the mystics: the Canterbury tales and the genre of devotional prose. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 1995. PR1875.R45 B64 1995
  4. Boethius. The Consolation of Philosophy, trans. P.G. Walsh. New York, 1999. B659.D472 E5 1999
  5. Boitani, Piero. Chaucer and The Italian Trecento. Cambridge U. P., 1983. PR1912.A3 C4 1983
  6. ________. and Jill Mann, eds. The Cambridge Chaucer Companion. Cambridge U. Press, 1986. PR1924 .C28 2003   
  7. Bowden, Muriel. Commentary on the General Prologue of The Canterbury Tales. London: Souvenir Press, 1973. PR1868.P9 B6 1967
  8. Brewer, Derek. Chaucer in his Time. London: Nelson, 1964. PR1906 .B7
  9. ________. ed. Chaucer and Chaucerians: Critical Studies in Middle English Literature. University, AL: U. of Alabama Press, 1966. PR1924 .B74
  10. ________. Geoffrey Chaucer: Writers and Their Background. Cambridge: Brewer, 1974. PR1924 .B75
  11. ________. Chaucer and his World. London, 1978. PR1906.5 .B68
  12. ________. Chaucer, The Critical Heritage. London: Routledge-Kegan Paul, 1978. PR1924 .C44 vols. 1-2
  13. ________. Tradition and Innovation in Chaucer. London: Macmillan, 1982. PR1905 .B7 1982
  14. Brown, Peter. Chaucer at work: the making of the Canterbury Tales. London & New York: Longman, 1994. PR1874 .B76 1994
  15. Bryan, W. F. and G. Dempster. Sources and Analogues of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Chicago, 1941; reprint New York, 1958. PR1912.A2 B79
  16. Burnley, David. The Language of Chaucer. Basingstoke, 1989. PR1940 .B78 1983
  17. Burrow, John A. Ricardian Poetry: Chaucer, Gower, Langland, and the Gawain poet. London: Routledge, 1971. PR311 .B8
  18. Clemen, Wolfgang. Chaucer's Early Poetry. London, 1963. PR1924 .C518 1968
  19. Cooper, Helen. The Structure of the Canterbury Tales. Athens: U. Georgia Press, 1983. PR1874 .C65 1984
  20. ________. The Canterbury Tales [Oxford guides to Chaucer]. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989. PR1874 .C64 1989
  21. Crane, Susan. Gender and romance in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1994. PR1875.R65 C73 1994
  22. Crow, M. M., and C. C. Olson, eds. Chaucer Life-Records. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1966. PR1905 .C7
  23. David, Alfred. The Strumpet Muse: Art and Morals in Chaucer's Poetry. Bloomington, IN: Univ. of Indiana Press, 1976. PR1924 .D3 1976
  24. Davis, Norman. A Chaucer Glossary. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1979. PR1941 .C5
  25. Dinshaw, Carolyn. Chaucer's Sexual Poetics. Madison, WI: U. of Wisconsin Press, 1989. PR1933.S35 D56 1989
  26. Donaldson, E. T. Speaking of Chaucer. London: Athlone Press, 1970. PR1924 .D6 1970b
  27. ________. 'The Ordering of the Canterbury Tales', in Medieval Literature and Folklore Studies: Essays in Honor of F.L. Utley, ed. J. Mandel and B.A. Rosenberg (New Brunswick, 1970). PN681 .M42
  28. Fyler, John M. Chaucer and Ovid. New Haven: Yale U. P., 1979. PR1912.O93 F9
  29. Ganim, John M. Chaucerian theatricality. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1990. PR1875.P45 G36 1990
  30. Hansen, Elaine Tuttle. Chaucer and the Fictions of Gender. Berkeley, 1992. PR1928.W64 H36 1992
  31. Havely, Nicholas R., ed. and trans. Chaucer's Boccaccio: Sources of Troilus and The Knight's and Franklin's Tales. D. S. Brewer: Cambridge, 1980. PR1912 .B6 1980
  32. Hill, John M. Chaucerian belief : the poetics of reverence and delight. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1991. PR1875.P5 H55 1991
  33. Howard, Donald R. The Idea of the Canterbury Tales. Berkeley: U. C. Press, 1976. PR1874 .H65
  34. ________. Writers and Pilgrims: Medieval Pilgrimage Narratives and Their Posterity. Berkeley: UC Press, 1980. PN56.T7 H6
  35. ________. Chaucer: his life, his works, his world. New York : Dutton, 1987. PR1905 .H58 1987
  36. Huppé, Bernard F. A Reading of The Canterbury Tales. SUNY Albany Press, 1964. PR1874 .W5
  37. Jones, Terry. Chaucer's Knight: Portrait of a Medieval Mercenary. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 1980. PR1868.K63 J6 1985
  38. Jordan, Robert M. Chaucer's Poetics and the Modern Reader. Berkeley: U. C. Press, 1987. PR1940 .J67 1987
  39. Kelly, H. A. Love and Marriage in the Age of Chaucer. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1975. PR1933.M3 K4
  40. Kendrick, Laura. Chaucerian play: comedy and control in the Canterbury Tales. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988. PR1875.P55 K46 1988
  41. Kökeritz, Helga. A Guide to Chaucer's Pronunciation. NY: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1961. PR1945 .K6 1962
  42. Kolve, V. A.. Chaucer and the Imagery of Narrative. Stanford U. P., 1984. PR1875.A44 K64 1984
  43. Lawler, Traugott. The One and the Many in the Canterbury Tales. Hamden, CT: Archon, 1980. PR1875.P5 L3 1980
  44. Lawrence, W.W. Chaucer and the Canterbury Tales. New York, 1950. PR1874 .L3
  45. Lawton, David. Chaucer's Narrators. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1985. PR1933.N27 L3 1986
  46. Leicester, H. Marshall. The Disenchanted Self : Representing the Subject in The Canterbury Tales. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990. PR1875.S45 L45 1990
  47. Lerer, Seth. Chaucer and his Readers. Princeton, 1993. PR1924 .L38 1993
  48. Lewis, C. S. The Allegory of Love: A Study in Medieval Tradition, 1936. Repr. New York: Oxford U. P., 1958. PN688 .L4 1959
  49. Lumiansky, R. M. Of Sondry Folk: The Dramatic Principle in The Canterbury Tales. Austin: Univ. of TX Press, 1955. PR1874 .L8
  50. MacQueen, John. Robert Henryson: A Study of the Major Narrative Poems. London, 1967. PR1990.H4 Z7
  51. Manly, J. M. and E. Rickert. The Text of The Canterbury Tales. 8 vols. U. Chicago Press, 1940. PR1874 .M35 v.1-8
  52. Mann, Jill. Chaucer and Medieval Estates Satire: The Literature of Social Classes and the General Prologue of The Canterbury Tales. Cambridge U. P., 1973. PR1868.P9 M3
  53. McCall, John P. Chaucer Among the Gods. University Park: Penn State Press, 1979. PR1933.M96 M3
  54. Miller, Robert P., ed. Chaucer :Sources and Backgrounds. New York : Oxford University Press, 1977. PR1912.A2 C48
  55. Muscatine, Charles. Chaucer and the French Tradition: A Study in Style and Meaning. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1957. PR1912.A3 M8 1960
  56. Olson, Paul A. The Canterbury Tales and the Good Society. Princeton U. Press, 1986. PR1875.S63 O4 1986
  57. Owen, Charles A. Pilgrimage and Storytelling in The Canterbury Tales. Norman: U. of Oklahoma Press, 1977. PR1874 .O93
  58. Patterson, Lee. Negotiating the Past: History and the Understanding of Medieval Literature. Madison: Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 1987.
  59. ________. Literary Practice and Social Change in England, 1380-1520. Berkeley, UC Press, 1990. PR275.S63 L5 1990
  60. ________. Chaucer and the Subject of History. Madison: U. of Wisconsin Press, 1991. PR1933.H57 P38 1991
  61. Payne, R. O. The Key of Remembrance: A Study of Chaucer's Poetics. New Haven: Yale U. P., 1963. PR 1924.P35
  62. Pearsall, Derek. The Canterbury Tales. London: Allen & Unwin, 1985. PR 1874.P43 1985
  63. ________, ed. A Variorum Edition of the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, vol II, part 9, The Nun's Priest's Tale. Norman: Univ, of OK Press, 1983. PR1866 R8 1983 pt.9
  64. _______. The life of Geoffrey Chaucer : a critical biography. Oxford: Blackwell, 1992. PR 1905.P43 1992
  65. Rickert, Edith, ed. Chaucer's World. New York, London: Columbia U. Press, 1948. DA 220 R5
  66. Robertson, D. W., Jr. A Preface to Chaucer: Studies in Medieval Prespectives. Princeton U. P., 1962. PR 1924 R5
  67. Roney, Lois. Chaucer's Knight's Tale and Theories of Scholastic Psychology. Tampa: University of South Florida Press, 1990. PR1868.K63 R66 1990
  68. Rose, Donald M. New Perspectives in Chaucer Criticism. Norman, OK: Pilgrim Books, 1981. PR 192.N37 1981
  69. Rowland, Beryl, ed. Companion to Chaucer Studies. 2nd Ed. Oxford U. P., 1979. PR 1924 R68 1979
  70. Ruggiers, Paul. The Art of the Canterbury Tales. Madison, U. Wisconsin Press, 1965. PR 1874.R8
  71. ________, ed. The Canterbury Tales: A Facsimile and Transcription of the Hengwrt Manuscript with Variants from the Ellesmere. Norman, OK: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 1979. PR 1866.R8 1979
  72. ________, ed. Editing Chaucer: The Great Tradition. Norman, OK: Pilgrim Books, 1984. PR 1939.E3
  73. Schless, Howard. Chaucer and Dante: A Revaluation. Norman: Pilgrim Books, 1984. PR1912.D3 S34 1984 
  74. Schoeck, Richard J. and Jerome Taylor, eds. Chaucer Criticism: An Anthology. Notre Dame, IN: Univ. of Notre Dame Press, 1960. PR1924 .S37 vols. 1-2
  75. Shoaf, R. A. Chaucer and the Currency of the Word: Money, Images and Reference in Late Medieval Poetry. Norman, OK: Pilgrim Books, 1983. PN688 .S56 1983
  76. ________, Chaucer's Body: The Anxiety of Circulation in the "Canterbury Tales". Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2001. PR1875.B63 S56 2001   
  77. Spearing, A.C., Medieval Dream Poetry. Cambridge, 1976, especially chapter 2. PR317.D7 S6
  78. Steadman, John M. Disembodied Laughter: Troilus and the Apotheosis Tradition. Berkeley: U. C. Press, 1972. PR1896.S8
  79. Stearns, M.Y., Robert Henryson. New York, 1949. PR1990.H4 Z8 1966
  80. Strohm, Paul. Social Chaucer. Bloomington: U. Indiana Press, 1989. PR1933.S59 577 1989
  81. Tatlock, J. S. A Concordance to the Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Washington: Carnegie Institute Press, 1927. PR1941.T3 1963
  82. Wagenknecht, Edward. Chaucer: Modern Essays in Criticism. New York: Oxford U. P., 1959. PR1924.W3
  83. Wallace, David. Chaucer and the Early Writings of Boccaccio. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Brewer, 1985. PR1912.B6 W3 1985
  84. Wilkins, Nigel. Music in the Age of Chaucer. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1979. ML172.W58
  85. Wimsatt, James I. Chaucer and the French Love Poets: The Literary Background of the Book of the Duchess. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1968. PR1863.W5
  86. ________. Chaucer and his French contemporaries : Natural Music in the Fourteenth Century. Toronto & Buffalo: University of Toronto Press, 1991. PR1940.W667 1991
  87. Windeatt, Barry. Chaucer's Dream Poetry: Sources and Analogue. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1982. PR1912.A3 C63
  88. ________. Troilus and Criseyde. New York, 1992. PR1896 .W56 1992
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