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Chaucer Manuscripts and Books on the Web

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Canterbury Tales Manuscript @ British Library

Late 14th century
Geoffrey Chaucer

A Glossary for the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer

Each entry consists of, first, in bold face, the word (as it appears in the Middle English Dictionary), its part of speech (also as in MED), its definition, its headword in the Oxford English dictionary, and finally the "KEY" to be used in searches (not yet ready for use). The second line (and the third in some cases) in the entry contains the word and the number of its uses, and then the various forms that embody the word, with the number of uses of each form.

Guide from Harvard

A comprehensive guide for reading and understanding Chaucer, including a glossary and a chronology of chaucer's life.

Essential Chaucer

A selective, annotated bibliography of Chaucer studies from 1900-1984.

Interlinear Translations

The Auchineleck Manuscript

Popular reading from the time of Chaucer

CHAUCER SCRIPTORIUM by Prof. Michael Hanly

Washington State University Chaucer and Medieval Literature cyber-center by Professor Michael Hanly.


A collection of links to online resources about Chaucer for both students and teachers, vetted by scholars.

Luminarium Chaucer Page

Offers a biography, links to works, articles, essays, and study resources.

Geoffrey Chaucer Online

An Online Compendium and Companion to Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

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