The Franklin's Prologue and Tale / Edition 2by Geoffrey Chaucer
Pub. Date: 06/28/1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Six-hundred-year-old tales with modern relevance. This stunning full-colour edition from the bestselling Cambridge School Chaucer series explores the complete text of The Franklin's Prologue and Tale through a wide range of classroom-tested activities and illustrated information, including a map of the Canterbury pilgrimage, a running synopsis of the action, an explanation of unfamiliar words and suggestions for study. Cambridge School Chaucer makes medieval life and language more accessible, helping students appreciate Chaucer's brilliant characters, his wit, sense of irony and love of controversy.
Table of ContentsIntroduction; What are The Canterbury Tales?; Chaucer's language; The Franklin's contribution; Text and notes: The portrait of the Franklin (from The General Prologue); The Franklin's prologue; The Franklin's tale; Chaucer's pilgrims; Pilgrims and pilgrimages; Geoffrey Chaucer; Symbolism in The Franklin's Tale; Literary devices; The changing world of Chaucer's England; Gentillesse; Astronomy and astrology in The Franklin's Tale; Themes in The Franklin's Tale; Glossary of frequently used words
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