The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales

The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales

by Geoffrey Chaucer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521595088

ISBN-13: 9780521595087

Pub. Date: 10/21/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Six-hundred-year-old tales with modern relevance. As well as the complete text of the General Prologue, the student will find illustrated information on Chaucer's world, including a map of the Canterbury pilgrimage, a running synopsis of the action, an explanation of unfamiliar words, and a wide range of classroom-tested activities to help bring the text to life.

Overview

Six-hundred-year-old tales with modern relevance. As well as the complete text of the General Prologue, the student will find illustrated information on Chaucer's world, including a map of the Canterbury pilgrimage, a running synopsis of the action, an explanation of unfamiliar words, and a wide range of classroom-tested activities to help bring the text to life. Guided by the suggestions for study and the wide range of helpful information, students will readily appreciate Chaucer's wit and sense of irony, his love of controversy and his delight in character portrayal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521595087
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/21/1999
Series:
Cambridge School Chaucer Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
16 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction; What are The Canterbury Tales?; Chaucer's language; Introduction to The General Prologue; Text and notes; The General Prologue; Chaucer's pilgrims; Prigrims and pilgrimages; Geoffrey Chaucer; The social structure and Chaucer's satire; Discussion questions; Glossary of frequently used words.

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