Canterbury Tales: Manly-Rickert Text

Canterbury Tales: Manly-Rickert Text

By: John Matthews Manly (author), Geoffrey Chaucer (author), Edith Rickert (author), Roy Vance Ramsey (volume_editor), R.V. Vance (volume_editor)Hardback

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In addition to correcting errors in studies of, or based in part upon, the Manly/Rickert "Text of `The Canterbury Tales'", the present study offers an explanatory chronology of the project which led to the constitution of the eight volumes in the Manly/Rickert text. It presents the evidence that Chaucer released copies of various links and tales during his lifetime; discusses what the manuscript evidence says was the state of the text when the earliest scribes copied it; presents evidence of the two basic modes of manuscript-production (by independent scribes and in scribal shops); and then concludes with an intensive study of the most important witness of the text, the Hengwrt Manuscript (MS Peniarth 392D) as it relates to such other important manuscripts as the Ellesmere (El) and also to the theory of the circulation of individual links and tales during Chaucer's lifetime.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773491281
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 716
  • ID: 9780773491281
  • ISBN10: 0773491287

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