British LibraryTreasures in full: Caxton's Chaucer
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On this site you will find William Caxton's two editions of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, probably printed in 1476 and 1483. The originals are both in the British Library.

Background information

In the Background section you can find information on Caxton’s life and about how he became involved with printing. You can find links to some web resources on Chaucer and the Canterbury Tales in our Links section and some further reading in References. You can also view a timeline.

The texts

The Texts section allows you to view the digital versions of the two editions, and it also allows you to compare them.


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