The Eight-Text Edition of the Canterbury Tales

The Eight-Text Edition of the Canterbury Tales : With Remarks Upon the Classification of the Manuscripts and Upon the Harleian Manuscript 7334 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Eight-Text Edition of the Canterbury Tales: With Remarks Upon the Classification of the Manuscripts and Upon the Harleian Manuscript 7334 As the present article contains results of a rather miscellaneous character, a short description of its contents is here given. Pp. 1 - 18. This portion contains nothing new, and is intended less for present perusal than for permanent use. I here collect all that is valuable in the Eight-text (as explained at p. 1) in the way of Titles, Colophons, Glosses, Remarks, and Side-notes. The References to Authorities (pp. 9 - 18) are, of course, of very great interest and value; but they have long been known and were mostly familiar to Tyrwhitt, who made use of them, and they are largely quoted in the Notes to my six-volume edition of Chaucer. They are here, for the first time, carefully collected and adapted for handy reference. Pp. 18 - 28. Here follows a line-byline collation of the eight mss. Published by the Chaucer Society, showing at a glance, by means of Tables, the exact contents of each of these M ss. One object of making this comparison (besides the obvious advantage of it) was to test my theory of The Evolution of the Canterbury Tales, which it strongly confirms. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243270747
  • 9780243270743