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Chaucer's Fame in England
STC Chauceriana, 1475-1640

Author(s): Jackson Campbell Boswell, Sylvia Wallace Holton

Pages: xxvii & 390 pp.
Published: 2005
ISBN: 9780873529693

"Recent attention to the nature and history of Chaucer's reception makes Boswell and Holton's compilation a particularly valuable scholarly tool. Its considerable expansion of C. F. E. Spurgeon's Five Hundred Years of Chaucer Criticism and Allusion will enable Chaucerians to deepen their understanding of how, when, and in what ways Chaucer and his works were regarded during the STC years; it will also enable scholars to identify conveniently who first cited particular allusions."
Mark Allen
University of Texas, San Antonio


This new bibliography of over 1,300 Chaucer references builds on a rich tradition of vigorous scholarship, starting with Caroline Spurgeon's 1925 landmark compilation, Five Hundred Years of Chaucer Criticism and Allusion, 1357-1900. Since the publication of Spurgeon's volume, two additional bibliographic tools became available to Chaucer scholars: the Short-Title Catalogue, which lists books printed in English from 1475 to 1640, and the University Microfilms project, which makes microfilm versions of those books available to researchers. Chaucer's Fame lists Chaucer references, allusions, and echoes for books listed in the STC, incorporates and emends all 300 of Spurgeon's references to books in English, and presents additional Chaucer references unearthed by scholars since 1925, some of which are here published for the first time.

Table of Contents

Chaucer's Fame in England

Methodology
Examples of Format
Key to Abbreviations
Works Cited
The Fifteenth Century: 1475-1500
The Sixteenth Century [1]: 1501-1550
The Sixteenth Century [2]: 1551-1600
The Seventeenth Century: 1601-1640
Appendix: STC Books Cited in This
Work
General Index
Index of Chaucer's Life and Literary
Reputation
Index of Chaucer's Works



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