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Publication: The Canterbury Tales and Faerie Queene: With Other Poems of Chaucer and Spenser

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  • Publication: The Canterbury Tales and Faerie Queene: With Other Poems of Chaucer and SpenserPublication Record # 642162
  • Author: D. Laing Purves
  • Date: 1870-00-00
  • Publisher: William P. Nimmo
  • Pages: viii+624
  • Format:
    hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
  • Type: OMNIBUS
  • Notes:
    • "Edited for popular perusal, with current illustrative and explanatory notes by D. Laing Purves"
    • Partial contents: Other poems not known to be genre (and "Canterbury Tales" is included only because of "The Nun's Priest's Tale", which is at least borderline genre)
    • Full contents, as listed by WorldCat, are: Poems of Geoffrey Chaucer: Life of Chaucer. The Canterbury tales. Court of Love. The cuckoo and the nightingale. The assembly of fowls. The flower and the leaf. The house of fame. Troilus and Cressida. Chaucer's dream. The prologue to the Legend of good women. Chaucer's A.B.C. Miscellaneous poems -- Poems of Edmund Spenser: The Faerie Queen. The shepherd's calendar. The ruins of time. Prosopopoia; or, Mother Hubberd's tale. Muiopotimus; or, The fate of the butterfly. Colin Clout's come home again.
    • Data from WorldCat and from Jasper52 auctioneers. The second OCLC listing below is for a later printing, but includes the full contents listing.
    The Preface and the first, Chaucer half of this book are the source for Project Gutenberg Ebook #2383, not a strong candidate for ISFDB. Anyone interested in reading either half of the omnibus should consider these two of several Transcriber's Notes (non-consecutive, emphasis added): Latin: Despite his declared aim of editing the tales "for popular perusal", Purves has left nearly all Latin quotations untranslated. I have translated them as well as I could any errors are my fault, not his. Preface: The preface is for a combined volume of poems by Chaucer and Edmund Spenser. The Spenser poems will shortly be available as a separate E-text. (But apparently 2019-08-01, there is no Gutenberg edition of the second, Spenser half of this book.)
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