Top positive review
Text fine, but introduction a little dated now
on 14 September 2013
The text is clear and the notes are helpful without spoon-feeding the reader. Anyone buying the text for study purposes should perhaps be aware that the scholarly and persuasive introduction by Maurice Hussey needs to be read in the context of much later critical work - for instance by Dr. Jill Mann - which suggests that Hussey does not give enough weight to the source material such as fabliaux. Scholarship from the 70s onwards suggests that Chaucer is less 'class-conscious' in his reading and open to influences that Hussey does not acknowledge. That aside however, this is an ideal student edition.