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Chaucer"s Wife of Bath"s prologue and tale an annotated bibliography, 1900 to 1995

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Published by University of Toronto Press, University of Rochester in Toronto, Buffalo [N.Y.] .
Written in English


  • Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400. -- Bibliography.,
  • Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages in literature -- Bibliography.,
  • Tales, Medieval -- History and criticism -- Bibliography.,
  • Wife of Bath (Fictitious character) -- Bibliography.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Peter G. Beidler and Elizabeth M. Biebel.
SeriesThe Chaucer bibliographies
ContributionsBeidler, Peter G., Biebel, Elizabeth M., Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400.
LC ClassificationsZ8164 .C38 1998, PR1868.W7 .C38 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationlxii, 358 p. ;
Number of Pages358
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL496429M
ISBN 100802043666
LC Control Number98230240

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