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The Oxford English Literary History: Volume 2: 1350-1547: Reform and Cultural Revolution by James SimpsonVolume 2
The Oxford English Literary History: Volume 10: The Modern Movement (1910-1940) by Chris BaldickVolume 10
The Oxford English literary history: Volume 12: The last of England?, 1960-2000 by Randall StevensonVolume 12
The Oxford English Literary History: Volume 13: 1948-2000: The Internationalization of English Literature (Vol 13) by Bruce KingVolume 13

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Recommendations

  1. The New Cambridge History of English Literature: Medieval English Literature by David Wallace (1999)
  2. Chaucer and the fifteenth century by H. S. Bennett (1947)
  3. Chaucer and the Subject of History by Lee Patterson (1991)
  4. The Yale Companion to Chaucer by Seth Lerer (2006)
  5. The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Theatre by Richard Beadle (1994)
  6. Chaucer's Knight: Portrait of a Medieval Mercenary by Terry Jones (1980)
  7. Chaucerian Polity: Absolutist Lineages and Associational Forms in England and Italy by David Wallace (1997)
  8. Medieval Literature: Chaucer and the Alliterative Tradition: with an Anthology of Medieval Poems and Drama; Volume 1, Part 1 by Boris Ford (1982)
  9. The Idea of the Vernacular: An Anthology of Middle English Literary Theory, 1280-1520 by Jocelyn Wogan-Browne (1999)
  10. Who Murdered Chaucer?: A Medieval Mystery by Terry Jones (2003)
  11. Chaucer and His England by G. G. Coulton (1909)
  12. Chaucer's Tale: 1386 and the Road to Canterbury by Paul Strohm (2014)
  13. Gentile Tales: The Narrative Assault on Late Medieval Jews by Miri Rubin (1999)
  14. London Literature, 1300-1380 by Ralph Hanna (2005)
  15. Chaucer: His Life, His Works, His World by Donald R. Howard (1987)

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To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

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What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.

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