Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales / Edition 2

Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales / Edition 2

by Winthrop Wetherbee
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521540100

ISBN-13: 9780521540100

Pub. Date: 10/31/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Placing the Canterbury Tales in the context of the crisis in English society in the fourteenth century, this guide examines the social diversity of Chaucer's pilgrims, the stylistic range of their tales and psychological richness of their interaction. It emphasizes the language of the poem, as well as the role of Chaucer in literary tradition, and devotes an entire…  See more details below

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Placing the Canterbury Tales in the context of the crisis in English society in the fourteenth century, this guide examines the social diversity of Chaucer's pilgrims, the stylistic range of their tales and psychological richness of their interaction. It emphasizes the language of the poem, as well as the role of Chaucer in literary tradition, and devotes an entire chapter to the General Prologue widely studied in undergraduate courses. Finally, the volume includes a chronology of the period and an invaluable guide to further reading. First Edition Hb (1989): 0-521-32331-2 First Edition Pb (1989): 0-521-31159-4

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521540100
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2003
Series:
Landmarks of World Literature (New) Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
125
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

Chronology; 1. Introduction; 2. The general prologue; 3. Gentles: chivalry and the courtly world; 4. Churls: commerce and the material world; 5. Women; 6. The art and problems of tale-telling; 7. The final tales; 8. Afterword: the reception of The Canterbury Tales.

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