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. Perry, Ryan.   Speculum 86 (2011): 419-54.
Describes the cultural landscape that underlies John's exhortation to Nicholas in MilT to "Awak, and thenk on Cristes passioun!" (1.3478 ff.), showing that John's extended and naïve address resonates with the "affective piety" encouraged in the…

'Espinasse, Margaret.   Notes and Queries 221 (1976): 295-96.
The word may denote the better of two kinds of carts in normal manorial use: a cart used for hauling outside the manor.

[Best, Suky.]   Totnes: Festerman Press, 1997.
An abridgement and adaptation of FranT, presented in photographs with running text, designed as self-help for juvenile audience.

[Cotton, Eve.]   Pleasantville, N.Y.: Guidance Associates, 1970.
Item not seen; WorldCat records state that it "Examines the life and ideas of Geoffrey Chaucer and traces the route of his pilgrimage." The records also indicate that the recording was released in 1985 on videocassette with a booklet and in 2005 on…

[Daniel, Ted, and Florence Daniel, eds.]   Portland, Ore.: New Wave Publishers, 1993.
Digitalized public domain edition of CT, reproduced on the Internet recurrently and issued by ebrary in 2001 (not seen; cited in WorldCat, with link to title-page preview).

[Handley, Graham, ed.]   London: Pan, 1986.
Study guide that includes text and facing-page prose translation of NPPT, with end-of-text notes and glosses, and commentary on the characters, humor and irony, and on dreams and predestination. Includes comments on Chaucer's biography and verse and…

[Kökbugur, Sinan].   Librarius, 1997.
Presents the texts of CT, TC, BD, and PF, with brief introductions, a chronology of Chaucer's life and historical events, and links to supporting information and audio files. The texts are accompanied by hypertext glosses, and the works in verse, by…

[n. a.]   Pleasantville, N. Y.: Guidance Associates, 1985.
"Examines the life and ideas of Geoffrey Chaucer and traces the route of his pilgrimage" [quoted from WorldCat; video not seen].

[n.a.]   Sophia English Studies 5 (1979): 1-17.
Reported by MLA International Bibliography; essay not seen.

[Ruud, Jay, ed.]   [Aberdeen, South Dakota: Northern State University, 1989.]
Twenty-one papers on CT by various authors. For individual essays, search for Papers on the "Canterbury Tales": From the 1989 NEH Chaucer Institute under Alternative Title.

[Schmoop University.]  
Website designed for students, teachers, and school districts, with emphasis on preparation for college study; includes a search engine. Its Learning Guides includes numerous pages that pertain to Chaucer and his works, each with multiple internal…

Aaij, Michel.   Medieval Perspectives 14: 13-19, 1999.
Thebes's foundational perversion (Jove's rape of Europa) establishes a recursive pattern of love and violence. Creon's dynastic expectation for Anelida and Arcite results in Anelida's self-deception and leads as well to Arcite's servitude to his new…

Abbate, Francesca.   Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Poetic narrative based on characters and plot of TC, set in contemporary Troy, Wisconsin.

Abbe, Elfriede, illus.   Manchester Center, Vt. : Press of Elfriede Abbe, 1984.
Illustrated, slightly modernized version (Globe ed.) of CYPT. Numerous monochromatic woodblock engravings (plates and marginal figures) illustrate the narrative and depict alchemical symbols.

Abdalla, Laila.   Jennifer C. Vaught, ed. Rhetorics of Bodily Disease and Health in Medieval and Early Modern England. Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity (Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate, 2010), pp. 65-84.
Considers PardPT in light of Augustinian semiotic theory. Focus on the body in the Pardoner's materials signals the need to attend to the objects of signs, and the quarrel with the Host "renders impotent" the Pardoner's nominalist "attack on…

Abdou, Angie.   [Victoria, B. C.]: Brindle and Glass, 2011.
Fiction loosely based on framework of CT, with unlikely group of ski enthusiasts brought together during a pilgrimage through backcountry British Columbia.

Abelson-Hoek, Michelle Christine.   Dissertation Abstracts International 60: 4418A, 1999.
Studies the medieval whore figure as rebel, outlaw, and heretic through historical and sociological analysis of the Norman Latin poem "Jezebel." Chaucer and Langland consider the whore evil but also emblematic of this world's carnal pleasures.…

Abraham, David H.   Chaucer Review 11 (1977): 319-27.
The recognition of the sexual puns on the words "cosyn" and "cosynage" determines the structure of ShT, as the narrative shifts its balance from relationship to deception.

Abraham, Lyndy.   Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Alphabetical arrangement of alchemical terms and images from "ablution" to "zephyr." The entries define the terms and illustrate the images, citing works in which they appear, including CYPT.

Abshear-Seals, Lisa.   Spectrum 27 (1985): 25-32.
A comparison of Criseida and Criseyde.

Acker, Paul.   American Notes and Queries 21 (1982): 2-4.
Sumner Ferris (AN&Q 9:71-72) sees a pun on the name "Wade" in MerT 1684: "lat us waden out of his mateere." More probably the image is one of wading with difficulty out of a stream. The MerT allusion to "Wades boot" is a metaphor for "the (male)…

Acker, Paul.   Chaucer Review 28 (1994): 293-302.
Looks for evidence that certain medieval writers were aware of the newly emerging "arithmetical mentality." Because of his work at the Customs House, Chaucer was much more aware than most writers. He knew counting boards and algorisms, the ancestor…

Acker, Paul.   Daniel T. Kline, ed. Medieval Literature for Children (London: Routledge, 2003), pp. 143-54.
Considers the Plimpton primer (written in English) in relation to the Latin education depicted in PrT; includes an edition of the primer.

Ackerman, Robert W.   Beryl Rowland, ed. Companion to Chaucer Studies. Rev. ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1979), pp. 21-41.
References to popular Christianity pervade Chaucer's work, especially CT and the shorter poems, but these usually concern the lower clergy and routine matters. His canon does not include ponderous didactic allegory or theological treatises.

Ackroyd, Peter, trans.   London: Penguin; New York: Viking, 2009.
Primarily a prose modernization of CT (Th in verse; Mel and ParsT excluded) that emulates Chaucer's shifts in register and idiom. Includes a translator's note and an introduction on Chaucer's life and works. Illustratrd by Nick Bantock.
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