The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

Genre : Poetry
Editor : Penguin
Release : 2003
ISBN-13 : 0140424385
Hardcover : 504 Pages


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'Now as I've drunk a draught of corn-ripe ale, By God it stands to reason I can strike On some good story that you all will like' In The Canterbury Tales Chaucer created one of the great touchstones of English literature, a masterly collection of chivalric romances, moral allegories and low farce. A story-telling competition within a group of pilgrims from all walks of life is the occasion for a series of tales that range from the Knight's account of courtly love and the ebullient Wife of Bath's Arthurian legend, to the ribald anecdotes of the Miller and the Cook. Rich and diverse, The Canterbury tales offers us an unrivalled glimpse into the life and mind of medieval England. Nevill Coghill's masterly and vivid modern English verse translation is rendered with consummate skill to retain all the vigour and poetry of Chaucer's fourteenth-century Middle English.

Genre : Poetry
Editor : University of Oklahoma Press
Release : 2002
ISBN-13 : 0806134038
Hardcover : 350 Pages


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Marijane Osborn demonstrates that Chaucer structured the Canterbury Tales after the astrolabe, an Arabic Islamic time-keeping device. Chaucer’s fascination with this device also accounts for the sense of time and astronomy in the Tales.

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

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Editor :
Release : 1853
ISBN-13 : ONB:+Z255835508
Hardcover : 586 Pages


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The Canterbury Tales by Derek Pearsall

Genre : Literary Criticism
Editor : Routledge
Release : 2013-05-13
ISBN-13 : 9781135860073
Hardcover : 396 Pages


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This classic and eminently readable work provides a full critical introduction to the complete Canterbury Tales. Essential reading for students of Chaucer.

Genre : History
Editor : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2019-10-24
ISBN-13 : 9781108485661
Hardcover : 350 Pages


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An in-depth reading of the meditation on the relation between literary value and social identity in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales.

Genre : Literary Criticism
Editor : Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Release : 1995
ISBN-13 : 085991481X
Hardcover : 224 Pages


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An original feminist approach, through a study of Chaucer's treatment of masculinity, to the Canterbury Tales

Genre : Literary Criticism
Editor : Routledge
Release : 2016-04-22
ISBN-13 : 9781317079842
Hardcover : 216 Pages


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Playing the Canterbury Tales addresses the additions, continuations, and reordering of the Canterbury Tales found in the manuscripts and early printed editions of the Tales. Many modern editions present a specific set of tales in a specific order, and often leave out an entire corpus of continuations and additions. Andrew Higl makes a case for understanding the additions and changes to Chaucer's original open and fragmented work by thinking of them as distinct interactive moves in a game similar to the storytelling game the pilgrims play. Using examples and theories from new media studies, Higl demonstrates that the Tales are best viewed as an "interactive fiction," reshaped by active readers. Readers participated in the ongoing creation and production of the tales by adding new text and rearranging existing text, and through this textual transmission, they introduced new social and literary meaning to the work. This theoretical model and the boundaries between the canonical and apocryphal texts are explored in six case studies: the spurious prologues of the Wife of Bath's Tale, John Lydgate's influence on the Tales, the Northumberland manuscript, the ploughman character, and the Cook's Tale. The Canterbury Tales are a more dynamic and unstable literary work than usually encountered in a modern critical edition.

Genre : Poetry
Editor : Hackett Publishing
Release :
ISBN-13 : 1603843418
Hardcover : 360 Pages


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This daring new translation of 21 of the tales, most of them rendered in iambic tetrameter, conveys the content, tone, and narrative style of the original in a line as expressive as it is economical. An Introduction treats Chaucer's works, influences, life, learning, and the world of 14th-century London. Includes a glossary.

Chaucer The Canterbury Tales by Winthrop Wetherbee

Genre : Fiction
Editor : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2004
ISBN-13 : 0521540100
Hardcover : 125 Pages


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This guide examines the stylistic range of The Canterbury Tales; 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.