Pilgrims in Love

Pilgrims in Love

by Frances Beer
     
 

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Pilgrims in Love involves a re-visioning of the Canterbury Tales, told from the point of view of Alison, Wife of Bath, and Eglentyne, Prioress. Both undertake the pilgrimage to Canterbury because of personal crises that they face as they approach middle age. In the course of their journey they grow out of the straight-jackets that have been imposed on them by medieval…  See more details below

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Pilgrims in Love involves a re-visioning of the Canterbury Tales, told from the point of view of Alison, Wife of Bath, and Eglentyne, Prioress. Both undertake the pilgrimage to Canterbury because of personal crises that they face as they approach middle age. In the course of their journey they grow out of the straight-jackets that have been imposed on them by medieval misogyny, become wiser and more compassionate. They learn to love others, and most importantly, themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781926708034
Publisher:
Inanna Publications
Publication date:
11/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
591 KB

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Meet the Author

Frances Beer is admirably qualified to write about The Canterbury Tales. She did her undergraduate work at Harvard and received her Ph.D. from the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. She is a Professor of English at York University, where she has been teaching courses on Chaucer for the past 30 years. Her publications include Women and Mystical Experience in the Middle Ages and an edition and translation of Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of Divine Love.

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