The General Prologue to the Canterbury Talesby Geoffrey Chaucer
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. 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.
Table of ContentsIntroduction; 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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