The editor's lucid introduction, marginal glosses, and explanatory annotations make Troilus and Criseyde easily accessible to students with no prior knowledge of Chaucer or Middle English. Also included is Robert Henryson's Testament of Cresseid, the poignant "sequel" to Troilus and Criseyde from fifteenth-century Scotland.
"Criticism" includes ten essays by a diverse group of distinguished Chaucerians, among them C. S. Lewis, E. Talbot Donaldson, Karla Taylor, Lee Patterson, and Jill Mann, that illuminate the major scholarly issues raised by this complex and challenging poem.
A Glossary and Selected Bibliography are also included
Stephen Barney is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of Studies in 'Troilus': Chaucer's Text, Meter, and Diction, Allegories in History, Allegories of Love and Word Hoard: An Introduction to the Old English Vocabulary. He is the editor of Chaucer's 'Troilus': Essays in Criticism and Annotation and Its Texts. His edited text of Troilus and Criseyde appears in The Riverside Chaucer.