Life of Chaucer


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Most recent additions:

Interlinear Translations of The Canterbury Tales, which is now complete (Oct 3 2010).



A trial version of A Glossary to the works of Chaucer is now ready (though it still needs work.) click here

A translation of Sir Gawain is now in progress.
click here

A trial version of An Index to the Spellings in Chaucer's Works (Riverside edition (Nov 17, 2008 click here Nov 6. 2008

An Index to the Tales and Subjects in John Gower's Confessio amantis is also now available.

A trial version of the first Book of Troilus is also now ready;
The other books of Troilus are in preparation.

This site provides materials for Harvard University's Chaucer classes in the Core Program, the English Department, and the Division of Continuing Education. (Others of course are welcome to use it.) It provides a wide range of glossed Middle English texts and translations of analogues relevant to Chaucer's works, as well as selections from relevant works by earlier and later writers, critical articles from a variety of perspectives, graphics, and general information on life in the Middle Ages. At the moment the site concentrates on the Canterbury Tales, but the longer-term goal is to create a more general Chaucer page.


monk reading manuscriptPlease send any comments or suggestions about the site to <
ldb@wjh.harvard.edu>. The site is constantly being corrected, and in this it has much benefited from the editorial skills of Kevin Psonak. I am grateful for his good work. I am also very grateful to Jane Tolmie, whose hard and skillful work contributed greatly to the early stages of this project.

URL: http://www.courses.fas.harvard.edu/~chaucer Last Modified: Oct 3, 2006
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