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Chaucer to Spenser : an anthology of writings in English, 1375-1575
Pearsall, Derek.
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Oxford ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 1999.
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xxv, 686 pages : map ; 26 cm.
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In this key anthology Derek Pearsall offers a radically new approach to those teaching and studying English writing from Geoffrey Chaucer to the early work of Edmund Spenser.

Author Notes

Derek Pearsall is the Gurney Professor of English at Harvard University and was Professor and Co-Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of York, 1965-85. His numerous publications include John Lydgate (1970), Old English and Middle English Poetry (1977), The Canterbury Tales: A Critical Study (1985), An Annotated Critical Bibliography of Langland (1990) and The Life of Geoffrey Chaucer (1992).

Table of Contents

Aplphabetical List of Authors and Works
List of Abbreviations and Short Titles
Chronological Table of Dates
1 Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400)
The Parliament of Fowls
From Troilus and Criseyde
From The Canterbury Tales
Minor Poems
2 William Langland (1375-1380)
From The Vision of Piers Plowman (c-text)
3 The Letters of John Ball (1381)
4 John Trevisa (1402)
5 The Wycliffite Bible (1380-1400)
6 'The Gawain-Poet' (1390)
From Sir Gawain and The Green Knight
From Patience
7 John Gower 91408)
From Confessio Amantis
8 Mandeville's Travels (1390-1400)
9 The Cloud of Unknowing (1390-1400)
10 Julian of Norwich (1342-14180
From The Revelations of Divine Love
11 The Alliterative Morte Arthure
12 William Thorpe
From The Testimony of William Thorpe
13 Nicholas Love (1410)
14 Thomas Hoccleve (1368-1426)
From La Male Regle De T. Hoccleve
From The Regement of Princes
From 'The Series'
15 John Lydgate (1371-1449)
From The Troy-Book
From The Siege of Thebes
From The Life of Our Lady
From The Dance Macabre
From The Fall of Princes
Letter to Gloucester
From The Testament of Dan John Lydgate
16 Maragret Kempe (1373-1440)
From The Book of Margery Kempe
17 Charles of Orleans 91394-1465)
18 Anonymous Songs and Short Poems, Religious, Comic and Amatory
19 Love-Poems (By Women?) From The Findern Manuscript
20 Popular Ballads
21 Reginald Pecock (1392/5- 1460)
22 The Paston Letters
23 Sir John Fortescue (1395-1477)
From The Governance of England
24 Sir Thomas Malory (1410-1471)
From Morte D'Arthur
25 William Caxton (1422-14920
26 Robert Henryson (1430-1505)
The Testament of Cresseid
From The Fables
27 William Dunbar (1456-15150
Meditation in Winter
Christ in Triumph
From The Golden Targe
From The Treatise of the Two Married Women and the Widow
28 Gavin Dougles (1475-1522)
From The Aeneid-Translation
29 Stephen Hawes (1521)
From The Pastime of Pleasure
30 John Skelton (1460-1529)
31 The First English Life of Henry V (1513)
32 Sir Thomas More (1478-1535)
From The History of King Richard III
From Utopia
From A Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation
33 Sir Thomas Elyot (1490-1546)
From The Book Named the Governor
34 William Tyndale (1494-1536)
From The Prologue to the New Testament
From The New Testament
From The Obedience of a Christian Man
35 Simon Fish (1500-1531)
36 William Roper (1496-1577)
37 Sir David Lindsay (1486-1555)
From Squire Meldrum
38 George Cavendish (1499-1562)
From The Life and Death of Cardinal Wolsey
FromMetrical Visions
39 Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-1542)
40 John Leland (1506-15520
41 Henry Howard, Earl Of Surrey (1517-1547)
42 High Latimer (1491-1555)
From The 'Sermon of the Plougher'
43 Roger Ascham (1515-1568)
From Toxophilus, or, The School of Shooting
From The Schoolmaster
44 A Mirror fro Magistrates (1563)
45 John Foxe (1517-1587)
From The Acts and Monumnets of Martyrs
46 George Gascoigne (1539-1578)
From The Steel Glass
From The Spoil of ANtwerp
47 Edmund Spenser (1552-1599)
Textual Variants
Glossary of Common Hard Words