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Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales

Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales by Winthrop Wetherbee
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This introductory 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. The volume offers students a clear image of the powerful representation of the social reality that makes the Canterbury Tales one of the most important texts in English literature. 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 which is widely studied on undergraduate courses. Finally, the volume offers a helpful chronology of the period and an invaluable guide to further reading.
Cambridge University Press; November 2003
138 pages; ISBN 9780511162534
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Title: Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales
Author: Winthrop Wetherbee
 
ISBNs
0511162537
9780511162534
9780521540100