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Geoffrey Chaucer: The Electronic Canterbury Tales

Daniel T. Kline | U of Alaska Anchorage | Dept of English
Chaucer Pedagogy Page | Chaucer Metapage

Web Resources by Tale

Electronic Canterbury Tales Home Page

Fragment I / Group A
The General Prologue
The Knight's Tale
The Miller's Prologue & Tale
The Reeve's Prologue & Tale
The Cook's Prologue & Tale

Fragment II / Group B1
The Man of Law's Introduction, Prologue, Tale, & Epilogue

Fragment III / Group D
The Wife of Bath's Prologue & Tale
The Friar's Prologue & Tale
The Summoner's Prologue & Tale

Fragment IV / Group E
The Clerk's Prologue & Tale
The Merchant's Prologue, Tale, & Epilogue
Fragment V / Group F
The Squire's Introduction & Tale
The Franklin's Prologue & Tale

Fragment VI / Group C
The Physician's Tale
The Pardoner's Introduction, Prologue, & Tale

Fragment VII / Group B2
The Shipman's Tale
The Prioress's Prologue & Tale
The Prologue & Tale of Sir Thopas
The Tale of Melibee
The Monk's Prologue & Tale
The Nun's Priest's Prologue,
Tale, & Epilogue

Fragment VIII / Group G
The Second Nun's Prologue & Tale
The Canon's Yeoman's Prologue & Tale

Fragment IX / Group H 
The Manciple's Prologue & Tale

Fragment X / Group I
The Parson's Prologue & Tale
The Retraction

The Electronic Canterbury Tales:
Troilus and Criseyde

Additional Pages in The Electronic Canterbury Tales

Chaucer the Narrator - Pilgrim and Author

Chaucer's "Orphan" Pilgrims

The Frame Tale, Later Continuations,& Apocrypha

Troilus and Criseyde

Electronic Chaucer Texts: What's Available Online?

Chaucer in / and Popular Culture

Headings, Organization, & Criteria for Inclusion

ECT Revision History:
What's New?

The Chaucer Pedagogy Documentation Primer

The Chaucer Pedagogy Page

Need Teaching Ideas & Resources?
The Chaucer Pedagogy Page

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Complete Online Versions of the Canterbury Tales

The Complete Tales in Middle English at UVa (1510 kb)

Search the UVa Middle English Text Archive

Sinan Kökbugur's hypertext, helpfully glossed Middle English edition at the Librarius Homepage

The Electronic Library Foundation's edition of the Canterbury Tales is available in a variety of formats

The Litrix Reading Room Translation of the Canterbury Tales 

Top 15
Medieval & Chaucer-Related Sites

The Aberdeen On-line Bestiary

Argos: Limited Area Search of the Ancient & Medieval Internet

The Camelot Project

Exploring Ancient World Cultures

Geoffrey Chaucer:  Annotated Guide to Online Resources

Gothic Dreams

The Harvard Chaucer Page

Internet Medieval Sourcebook

The Labyrinth

The Luminarium

The Online Medieval and Classical Library

Project Seafarer /

TEAMS Middle English Text Series

Univ. of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative

Voice of the Shuttle


Revision History of this Website:
What's New? 

Note: I'll attempt to keep track of the major revisions & additions here on this page so that users don't necessarily have to hunt through the individual pages for new material.  Any new material will added at the end of the appropriate heading, will be indicated on each page with a symbol,  and will remain until the next major revision.

The Electronic Canterbury Tales: See the new page devoted to Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde

November 2005: Added "Geoffrey Chaucer" to the titles and headings of Electronic Canterbury Tales pages to increase search engine visibility (hopefully). Changed main logo image.

October 2005: Major revision, as part of a server migration. Elimination of broken links. Deep linking to a number of new resources, including TEAMS Middle English Text Series

"All TEAMS texts are under copyright, whether in hard copy or in electronic form. The on-line texts provided here are meant for individual use only. To download and make multiple copies for course use, you must have permission from the managing editor of Medieval Institute Publications."

November 2003: A light revision and update, including:

The British Library has generously made available a stunning online resource, Treasures in Full: Caxton's Chaucer. You can examine the two Caxton editions of The Canterbury Tales (1476 and 1483) individually or compare them tale by tale. Transcriptions of these images can then be examined folio by folio in Barbara Bordalejo's online edition (Canterbury Tales Project, De Montfort University). See also at this site:

Index to the Rolls Series (99 volumes), with annotations (Steven H. Silver).  The Rolls Series is a vital collection of primary documents from medieval England, including chronicles, lives of kings and saints, legal records, and texts from other medieval institutions.

   Medieval Misconceptions (Stephen J. Harris, UMass and Bryon Grigsby, Centenary College) offers succinct essays on several topics, addressing widely misunderstood aspects of medieval life and culture::

April 2003: A few new links throughout the ECT, including:

December 2002: Deep linking to Chaucer-related texts in the U of California Press E-Scholarship Editions, including: 

See also: 

April 2002: Minor additions, including:

March 2002: A major edit and updating, including:  

  • 11.07.01: (1) A number of new links throughout the Electronic Canterbury Tales, drawn from established websites and some exciting new resources, including Arnie Saunders' very fine page, English 330: Geoffrey Chaucer: Canterbury Tales. (2) Added a new page, Manuscripts and Printed Editions. (3) Added a number of essays, notes, and images to individual tales. (4) Eliminated all references.  I made a grand total of $2.54 from sales linked to this site, but since Amazon doesn't pay anything under $100.00, the money is purely virtual). I canned the program.
  • 09.03.00: A major e-publishing venture, the 18 volume Cambridge History of English and American Literature (1907-21) is now online and offers substantive articles on all aspects of medieval literature.  In probably every case the opinions and findings of these older scholars has been superceded by recent investigations, but the CHMAL is still a grand resource and an important critical milestone (11,000 pages & 303 chapters)  featuring essays by important figures in medieval literary criticism. 
  • 8.25.00: Added new categories to each page:  11.  Images & Multimedia 12. Language Helps & Recordings.  Each ECT page now offers 13 categories:
  1. The Canterbury Tales in Middle English
  2. The Canterbury Tales in Modern English Translation
  3. Historical & Cultural Backgrounds
  4. Sources, Analogues, & Related Texts
  5. Online Notes & Commentary
  6. Online Articles
  7. Student Projects & Essays
  8. Online Bibliography
  9. Syllabi & Course Materials
  10. Images & Multimedia 
  11. Language Helps & Audio Files
  12. Potpourri
  13. The Next Step

Full revision of all pages, updated links, and new material added.  

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