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Chaucer Works Online

Websites that provide Chaucer's works in electronic format, that you can either read online, download, or both.

Book of the Duchesse
Vanilla text file of the work with every line numbered. Prepared by Douglas B. Killings for the Online Medieval & Classical Library.

Book of the Duchess: A Hypertext Edition
In addition to a "reading edition" of the book with glossary and notes, this site has transcriptions of manuscript and early print copies of the work, Old French and Latin sources, divided screen comparisons, and more to come.

Canterbury Tales: Electronic Literature Foundation Edition
Some minor design flaws hinder this ambitious presentation, but once accustomed to the navigation menu you'll find the site worthwhile. Choose your tale and view it in Middle English, Modern English, both versions facing, or both versions interpolated.

Canterbury Tales: Librarius Presentation
This edition provides a useful glossary; definitions appear in the lower frame when you click the hyperlinked word in the text. Text edited and glossary created by Sinan Kökbugur.

Canterbury Tales: Reader-Friendly Edition
An extensive introduction accompanies the prologue and four tales, in Middle English but put into modern spelling by Michael Murphy. Tales can be viewed with an Acrobat plug-in or downloaded for viewing or printing with Acrobat reader.

Canterbury Tales: Wiretap Edition
Vanilla text of the entire work, all in one file.

Prologues
The original Middle English versions of all the prologues are displayed side-by-side with Modern English translations, in very small type to accomodate both, at Paul Halsall's Medieval Sourcebook.

The House of Fame: OMACL Edition
Vanilla text file of the work with every line numbered. Prepared by Douglas B. Killings for the Online Medieval & Classical Library.

Lak of Stedfastnesse
F. N. Robinson edition of the ballad in Middle English at Art Bin Magazine.

The Legend of Good Women
Vanilla text files of the work in Middle English with line numbers, prepared by Douglas B. Killings for the Online Medieval & Classical Library.

The Parliament of Fowles
Vanilla text file of the work in Middle English with every line numbered, prepared by Douglas B. Killings for the Online Medieval & Classical Library.

Merciles Beautè
Clean HTML version of the F. N. Robinson edition, in Middle English, at Art Bin Magazine.

A Treatise on the Astrolabe
The oldest known "technical manual" in the English language, Chaucer's treatise was prepared for the son of a friend and is unfinished. This version is the F. N. Robinson edition, online at Art Bin Magazine.

Troilus and Criseyde: OMACL Edition
Vanilla text versions of the book, available in five segments or all in one file, with line numbers. Prepared by Douglas B. Killings for the Online Medieval & Classical Library.

Troilus and Criseyde: Reader-Friendly Edition
The entire work in Middle English, as well as Robert Henryson's sequel The Testament of Cresseid, put into modern spelling by Michael Murphy. Files can be viewed with an Acrobat plug-in or downloaded for viewing or printing with Acrobat reader.

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