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Poetry from Chaucer to Spenser: based on "Chaucer to Spenser: An Anthology of Writings in English 1375-1575

Derek Pearsall (Editor), Duncan Wu (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-22987-2
208 pages
September 2002, Wiley-Blackwell
Poetry from Chaucer to Spenser: based on
Opening with extracts from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and closing with Spenser's Shepherd's Calendar, this concise collection introduces readers to some of the most influential poetry produced between the mid-fourteenth and late sixteenth centuries.

  • Provides a concise selection of the most important late medieval poetry.
  • Ideal for general readers, or for students needing a digest of the poetry of the period.
  • Introduces readers to the lives of the poets, their major works, and the historical context in which they were written.
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Series Editor's Preface.

Introduction.

1. Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343-1400).

2. William Langland (fl.1375-80).

3. The Gawain-Poet (fl. 1390).

4. Robert Henryson (c. 1430-c. 1505).

5. William Dunbar (c. 1456-c. 1515).

6. Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-42).

7. Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1517-47).

8. Edmund Spenser (1552-99).

Index of titles and first lines.
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Derek Pearsall is the Gurney Professor of English at Harvard University and was Professor and Co-Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of York, 1965-85.

Duncan Wu is a Fellow of St Catherine's College, Oxford, and University Lecturer in English Literature.

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  • Provides a concise selection of the most important late medieval poetry.

  • Ideal for general readers, or for students needing a digest of the poetry of the period.

  • Introduces readers to the lives of the poets, their major works, and the historical context in which they were written.
See More

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