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This essential Middle English textbook, now in its third edition, introduces students to the wide range of literature written in England between 1150 and 1400.


  • New, thoroughly revised edition of this essential Middle English textbook.
  • Introduces the language of the time, giving guidance on pronunciation, spelling, grammar, metre, vocabulary and regional dialects.
  • Now includes extracts from ‘Pearl’ and Chaucer’s ‘Troilus and Criseyde’.
  • Bibliographic references have been updated throughout.
  • Each text is accompanied by detailed notes.

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This essential book introduces readers to the wide range of literature written in England between 1150 and 1400. It opens with an introduction designed to enable the reader to understand the representative pieces of Middle English literature that follow. It describes the language as it was used in different parts of the country, shows how it evolved over this period, and offers guidance on pronunciation, grammar, meter, and vocabulary. The third edition of A Book of Middle English has been extensively enhanced. The authors have revised key works in light of new editions, updated bibliographic entries, and added two new texts. Taken as a whole, the book is the ideal overview of Middle English language and literature.

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This authoritative textbook introduces readers to the wide range of literature written in England between 1150 and 1400.


The book opens with an introduction to the language of the time, designed to enable the reader to understand the representative pieces of Middle English literature that follow. The authors describe the language as it was used in different parts of the country, show how it evolved over this period, and offer guidance on pronunciation, grammar, metre and vocabulary.


Already a standard classroom text, A Book of Middle English has been extensively enhanced for the third edition. The authors have revised key works in light of new editions, updated bibliographic entries, and have added two substantial new extracts, from Pearl and from Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde.

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