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Geoffrey Chaucer : the Canterbury tales

Author: Winthrop Wetherbee
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Series: Landmarks of world literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"This guide places The Canterbury Tales in the context of the crisis in English society in the fourteenth century. It examines the social diversity of Chaucer's pilgrims, the stylistic range of their tales and the psychological richness of their interaction. Emphasis is placed on the language of the poem, the place of Chaucer in subsequent literary tradition, and an entire chapter is devoted to the General Prologue,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Winthrop Wetherbee
ISBN: 0521832497 9780521832496 0521540100 9780521540100
OCLC Number: 52829062
Notes: Previous edition: 1989.
Description: v, 125 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The General Prologue --
3. Gentles: chivalry and the courtly world --
4. Churls: commerce and the material world --
5. Women --
6. The art and problems of tale-telling --
7. The final tales --
8. Afterword: the reception of the Canterbury Tales.
Series Title: Landmarks of world literature.
Other Titles: Canterbury tales
Chaucer :
Responsibility: Winthrop Wetherbee.

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This guide places the Canterbury Tales in the context of the crisis in English society in the fourteenth century.  Read more...

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