In this Readers' Guide, J.-A. George provides a detailed introduction to the most important critical debates surrounding The General Prologue.
The extracts and essays included here date from as early as 1368, when Eustache Deschamps paid the first recorded tribute to Chaucer's genius, and move chronologically through to the late 1990s.
This carefully chosen selection of secondary sources addresses the opinions of early editors of Chaucer, and the continuing interest in the poet by other writers throughout the ages, as well as sociological, gender-based, historical and structural readings of the Prologue.
This Guide is an invaluable sourcebook for the study of one of the most enduring texts of the Middle Ages.