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Welcome to The Multitext Edition, part of The Norman Blake Editions of The Canterbury Tales.

The Multitext Edition is a digital edition of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales as witnessed in eight of the surviving manuscripts. The edition enables you to do the following:

  • Access full diplomatic transcriptions of eight manuscripts of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.
  • Browse, search and compare line-by-line the transcriptions of all eight manuscripts. Find out how to do this.