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Riverside Chaucer, paperback edition

g e o f f r e y c h a u c e r . o r g

an annotated guide to online resources
The purpose of this site is not to duplicate the vast amount of Chaucer material that has appeared on the internet in the last five years, but to sift and sort. Suggestions for additions are welcome.

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GeoffreyChaucer.org hasn't been updated in several years and will go dark on April 21, 2014. If you would like to transfer the domain name, please contact me at the address below.

Please send comments to David Wilson-Okamura (East Carolina University) at david@virgil.org.

23 March 2014

  
 
The hardback edition of The Riverside Chaucer (1987) costs more than $60 (US) and weighs about eight pounds. Fortunately, there is a paperback edition that weighs less than two pounds. Unfortunately, it is available for sale only in the UK. Fortunately, it is now very easy to order foreign titles over the internet and let your credit card company worry about the currency exchange. Amazon UK, for instance, sells the book at a 20% discount, for a little under £13. If you add on the cost of overseas shipping, this comes to about $30 (US), depending on the exchange rate the day you order. To be sure, the paperback is not as durable as the hardback, and it's printed on cheaper paper; the type is also reduced to fit on a smaller page. On the other hand, you do get all the notes and commentary, and you won't break your back lugging the thing back and forth to class.