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Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury tales

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: New York : Bloom's Literary Criticism, ©2008.
Series: Bloom's guides.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the characters, plot and writing of Chaucer's classic group portrait of twenty-nine characters of medieval society on the pilgrimage from Southwark to Canterbury. Includes critical essays on the novel and a brief biography of the author.
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury tales.
New York : Bloom's Literary Criticism, ©2008
(DLC) 2007048753
(OCoLC)166382584
Named Person: Geoffrey Chaucer
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Bloom
ISBN: 9781438114439 1438114435
OCLC Number: 649838604
Description: 1 online resource (118 pages).
Contents: Introduction --
Biographical sketch --
The story behind the story --
List of characters --
Summary and analysis --
Critical views. G.K. Chesterton on Chaucer's greatness --
Arthur W. Hoffman on the Opening lines of the Prologue --
E.T. Donaldson on Chaucer the poet and pilgrim --
Paul G. Ruggiers on Chaucerian comedy --
V.A. Kolve on Chaucer's Fabliaux --
Alcuin Blamires on Excess and restraint in the Tales --
Winthrop Wetherbee on the Absence of order --
Anne Laskaya on Chaucer and competition --
Derek Brewer on the Miller's tale --
Helen Phillips on Intentional diversity in the Tales --
John C. Hirsch on Love and death in the Knight's tale --
C. David Benson on the First two tales --
Seth Lerer on the Philosophical question of the Tales --
Lee Patterson on Chaucer as creator of English tradition --
Works by Geoffrey Chaucer --
Annotated bibliography --
Contributors --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Series Title: Bloom's guides.
Other Titles: Canterbury tales
Responsibility: edited & with an introduction by Harold Bloom.
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