The Norton Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales

By David Lawton

Available as both a portable paperback volume and an enhanced digital edition, this complete collection of The Norton Chaucer: Canterbury Tales is meticulously glossed and annotated. With access to the ground-breaking Reading Chaucer Tutorial included in every new copy, this volume delivers unmatched support and value.

An accessible text in the trusted Norton Anthology format

A new generation of students can read The Norton Chaucer: Canterbury Tales in Middle English in a revised and expanded edition of E. T. Donaldson’s text, long admired for its student-friendly spelling system. In addition, the volume features the Norton Anthology format: an inviting single-column page, which is both easy to read and attractive to the eye.

Editorial apparatus that helps students learn

Extensive marginal glosses and explanatory footnotes help students understand this seminal but challenging work. David Lawton’s general introduction to Chaucer’s life and times combined with lively, insightful headnotes for each tale provide invaluable context.

Innovative digital resources

Explore the first-ever interactive ebook for this text. Features include pop-up annotations highlighting select Middle English words and phrases and more than two hours of audio readings in Middle English. In addition, students have access to the Reading Chaucer Tutorial, an online resource that facilitates understanding through audio recordings, interactive questions, and interlinear translation. It’s an ideal exercise for the first week of class, giving students what they need to succeed.

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