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The poet and the antiquaries : Chaucerian scholarship and the rise of literary history, 1532-1635

Author: Megan L Cook
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Between 1532 and 1602, the works of Geoffrey Chaucer were published in no less than six folio editions. These were, in fact, the largest books of poetry produced in sixteenth-century England, and they significantly shaped the perceptions of Chaucer that would hold sway for centuries to come. But it is the stories behind these editions that are the focus of the author's interest in this book. She explores how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Francis Thynne
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Megan L Cook
ISBN: 9780812250824 0812250826
OCLC Number: 1056778485
Notes: "Published in cooperation with Folger Shakespeare Library".
Description: 278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A note on spelling and punctuation --
Introduction : "Only by thy books": knowing Chaucer in early modern England --
The first first folios: Chaucer's "Works" in print --
"Noster Galfridus": Chaucer's early modern biographies --
"For every man to read that is disposed": Chaucer the proto-Protestant --
"Difficulties opened": confronting Chaucer's archaism in Spenser and the 1598/1602 "Works" --
Chaucer's herald: the work of Francis Thynne --
Chaucer's scholarly readers in seventeenth-century England --
Coda : Chaucer in the House of Fame. Notes --
Bibliography --
Index --
Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: Megan L. Cook.

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