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Chaucer: The Electronic
Web Resources by Tale
Fragment II / Group B1
Additional Pages in The Electronic Canterbury Tales
Need Teaching Ideas &
Complete Online Versions of the
Tale of Melibee
1. In Middle English
2. In Modern English Translation
Scott Gettman's edition of the Canterbury Tales (Electronic Literature Foundation) is accessible by individual tale & available in a variety of formats: Middle English, Modern English, Facing Page, & Interpolated - Glossed (frames; from unknown base text).
The Litrix Reading Room translation of the Canterbury Tales features rhyming couplets.
Sinan Kökbugur's helpfully glossed hypertext Middle English rendition of the complete Canterbury Tales is available at the Librarius page. Use the Table of Contents in the left frame to click on a specific Tale, and difficult terms and phrases are glossed in the lower frame.
3. Historical & Cultural Backgrounds
4. Sources, Analogues, & Related Texts
5. Online Notes & Commentary
Discussion and links concerning the Tale of Melibee on Larry D. Benson's superlative Geoffrey Chaucer Page (Harvard). Includes e-texts of scholarly essays, sources and ancillary texts, and capsule discussions of key issues. Some of the items related to the Tale of Melibee include:
6. Online Articles & Books
Chaucer's Knight, the Tale of Melibee, and the SocioHistorical Implications of Pilgrimage (Frederick Martin, Tulane U), from an ongoing e-project melding critical and cultural theory & medieval studies.
7. Student Projects & Essays
Anniina Jokkinen's Essays and Articles on Chaucer includes a number of sample student essays, of varying quality. Like any other source, student essays must be evaluated rigorously, cited correctly, and used responsibly.
10. Images & Multimedia
See Chaucer's Portrait from the famous Ellesmere manuscript (Ellesmere 26 C 9, Huntington Library, San Marino, California). In this image, Chaucer the Pilgrim upon a horse points to the title of the Tale of Melibee, one of the two tales the Pilgrim-Narrator tells during the Canterbury Tales. The Host had interrupted his early story, The Tale of Sir Thopas, because it was a worthless tale told badly!
11. Language Helps & Audio Files
13. The Next Step
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