Study Guide to The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

Study Guide to The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, arguably the most famous of all Middle English literature.

As a series of twenty-four stories, The Canterbury Tales was written in 1392 and tells of the pilgrimage of thirty people from various social classes to Canterbury. Moreover, Chaucer uses each story to represent a theme in order to exemplify the changing of societal roles. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Chaucer's classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains:

- Introductions to the Author and the Work
- Character Summaries
- Plot Guides
- Section and Chapter Overviews
- Test Essay and Study Q&As

The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781645421467
Publisher: Dexterity
Publication date: 02/10/2020
Series: Bright Notes
Edition description: 3rd ed.
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS 1) Introduction to Geoffrey Chaucer 2) Introduction to Chaucer's Life and Work 3) Textual Analysis General Prologue The Knight's Tale The Miller's Tale The Reeve's Tale The Man of Law's Tale The Wife of Bath's Tale The Friar's Tale The Summoner's Tale The Clerk's Tale The Merchant's Tale The Squire's Tale The Franklin's Tale The Physician's Tale The Pardoner's Tale The Shipman's Tale The Prioress's Tale Sir Thopas The Tale of Melibeus The Monk's Tale The Nun's Priest's Tale The Second Nun's Tale The Canon's Yeoman's Tale The Manciple's Tale The Parson's Tale Chaucer Takes His Leave 4) Critical Commentary 5) Essay Questions and Answers 6) Subjects for Research and Critical Analysis 7) Bibliography: Suggestions for Further Reading and Research

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