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AUTHORS: GEOFFREY CHAUCER

GEOFFREY CHAUCER

Drawing courtesy of The Illustrated Magazine of Art.

 

Brief biography 

Literary & topical timeline 

Bibliography of works

Dates: d. 1400
Nationality: English

Literary Periods: 

Medieval Period, 1100-1500

Middle English Period, ca. 1350-1500

Chaucer's contemporaries

RELATED AUTHORS

Website Links

ELLESMERE CHAUCER IN THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY

SPACE

Chaucer's Canterbury Pilgrims by William Blake

REFERENCE & BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Scribner Writers Series [Database]
Essays on the life and works of Geoffrey Chaucer, complete works and suggested reading bibliographies  

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

articles on noteworthy people in all walks of life

Oxford English Dictionary

historical and etymological dictionary of the English language

Early English Books Online

catalog of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland and English books printed abroad, 1474-1640, with links to the digital facsimile page images. Search for Chaucer - half a dozen 15th and 16th-century editions of the Canterbury Tales are included.

RESEARCH & CRITICISM

Books, essays, and journal articles indexed in MLA International Bibliography  [Database]

MLA International Bibliography is the definitive literary research database, indexing the most authoritative Chaucer scholarship published in books and academic journals.  MLA indexes and links to the entire JSTOR literary research collection as well as linking to many other full-text providers and the Colby College Libraries catalog.  If you discover books or articles through MLA that are not available at Colby or through our lending partners, please request these items using your ILLiad Account.


Other useful sources...

PRIMARY SOURCES: TEXTS

Archival Collections/Papers

Caxton Chaucer at the British Library, 2 editions of the Canterbury Tales available online
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