The Pardoner'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 Pardoner'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 Pardoner's contribution; Text and notes: The portrait of the Pardoner (from The General Prologue); Introduction to the Pardoner's tale; The Pardoner's prologue; The Pardoner's tale; The tale told by the Pardoner; Chaucer's pilgrims; Pilgrims and pilgrimages; Geoffrey Chaucer; Background to the Pardoner's tale; Chaucer's self-examination as a poet; The role of the Church; Themes in the Pardoner's prologue and tale; Glossary of frequently used words
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