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Chaucer : The Canterbury Tales

Chaucer : The Canterbury Tales - 03 edition

Chaucer : The Canterbury Tales - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9780511162534

ISBN10: 0511162537

Chaucer : The Canterbury Tales by Winthrop Wetherbee - ISBN 9780511162534
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2003
International: No
Chaucer : The Canterbury Tales by Winthrop Wetherbee - ISBN 9780511162534

ISBN13: 9780511162534

ISBN10: 0511162537

Edition: 03
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Summary

Placing the Canterbury Tales in the context of the crisis in English society in the fourteenth century, this guide examines the social diversity of Chaucer's pilgrims, the stylistic range of their tales and psychological richness of their interaction. It emphasizes the language of the poem, as well as the role of Chaucer in literary tradition, and devotes an entire chapter to the General Prologue widely studied in undergraduate courses. Finally, the volume includes a chronology of the period and an invaluable guide to further reading.