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Chaucer's Pilgrims

Chaucer's Pilgrims

by Robert Lambdin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275966291

ISBN-13: 9780275966294

Pub. Date: 09/05/2000

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Chaucer's Canterbury Tales is one of the oldest and most widely studied works of English literature. The tales provide a glimpse of medieval life, and the professions of the pilgrims figure prominently in the poetry. To have a clear understanding of Chaucer's work, the reader needs to know about the vocations of the pilgrims. For some 600 years, this

Overview

Chaucer's Canterbury Tales is one of the oldest and most widely studied works of English literature. The tales provide a glimpse of medieval life, and the professions of the pilgrims figure prominently in the poetry. To have a clear understanding of Chaucer's work, the reader needs to know about the vocations of the pilgrims. For some 600 years, this information has been difficult to locate. This reference work conveniently synthesizes and discusses information about the occupation of each of Chaucer's pilgrims and provides an historical context.

The volume contains individual entries for each of Chaucer's pilgrims, and the entries share a similar format to foster comparison. Each entry includes three parts. First, the pilgrim's profession is discussed in terms of the daily routine of the medieval occupation. Second, the vocation is examined in terms of its reflection in the tale told by the pilgrim. Third, the vocation and the tale are discussed, when possible, in relation to the descriptions of the characters provided in the General Prologue. Each entry includes a bibliography, and the volume concludes with a list of works for further reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275966294
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)
Lexile:
1410L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface

A Knyght Ther Was by Michael A. Calabrese

A Yong Squier by Peggy Huey

A Yeman Had He by John W. Conlee

Ther Was Also A Nonne, A Prioress by Maureen Hourigan

Another Nonne With Hire Hadde She by Rebecca Stephens

And Preestes Thre by Catherine Cox

A Monk Ther Was, A Fair for the Maistrie by John P. Hermann

A Frere Ther Was, A Wantowne and a Meryee by Karl T. Hagen

A Marchant Was Ther With a Forked Berd by Nancy M. Reale

A Clerk Ther Was of Oxenford Also by Bert Dillon

A Sergeant of the Law, War and Wyse by Joseph Hornsby

A Frankeleyn Was In His Compaignye by Liz Sembler

An Haberdasher… by Laura and Robert Lambdin

…And a Carpenter… by Julian N. Wasserman and Marc Guidry

…A Webbe… by Gwendolyn Morgan

…A Dyere… by Diana R. Uhlman

…And a Tapycer by Rebecca Stephens

A Cook They Had With Hem For the Nones by Constance B. Hieatt

A Shipman Ther Was, Wonynge Fer By Weste by Sigrid King

With Us Ther Was a Doctour of Phisik by Edwin Eleazar

A Good Wive Was Ther of Biside Bath by Judith Slover

And Was a Povre Persoun of a Toun by Esther M. G. Smith

With Hym Ther Was a Plowman, Was His Brother by Daniel F. Pigg

The Millere Was a Stout Carl for the Nones by Laura and Robert Lambdin

A Gentil Maunciple Was Ther of a Temple by John H. Fisher

The Reve Was a Sclendre Colerik Man by Richard B. McDonald

A Sumonour Was Ther With Us In That Place by James Keller

With Hym Ther Rood a Gentil Pardoner by Elton E. Smith

Harry Bailly: Chaucer's Innkeeper by Thomas C. Richardson

I Demed Hym Som Chanoun For To Be by Christine N. Chism

His Yeman Eek Was Ful of Curteisye by Robert and Laura Lambdin

"What Man Artow?": The Narrator as Writer and Pilgrim by Katharine Wilson

Selected Bibliography

Index

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