Early English

Reading List for English Majors

Chaucer:

  • General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales
  • The Clerk's Prologue and Tale
  • The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale
  • The Franklin's Prologue and Tale
  • The Pardoner's Prologue and Tale
  • The Nun's Priest's Prologue and Tale
  • The Miller's Prologue and Tale

Sidney:

  • Astrophel and Stella:
    • 1 ("Loving in truth, and fain in verse my love to show")
    • 49 ("I on my horse, and Love on me, doth try")
    • 71 ("Who will in fairest book of Nature know")

Spenser:

  • The Faerie Queene (Books I and III)
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