Christopher Cannon: Foreword
Larry D. Benson: Preface
Martin M. Crow & Virginia E. Leland: Chaucer's Life
Larry D. Benson: The Canon and Chronology of Chaucer's Works
Norman Davis: Language and Versification
Larry D. Benson: The Texts
THE CANTERBURY TALES
THE BOOK OF THE DUCHESS
THE HOUSE OF FAME
ANELIDA AND ARCITE
THE PARLIAMENT OF FOWLS
THE LEGEND OF GOOD WOMEN
THE SHORT POEMS
A TREATISE ON THE ASTROLABE
THE ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE
Index of Proper Names
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