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Chaucer and the Canterbury tales : a short introduction / John C. Hirsh.

By: Hirsh, John C.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Blackwell introductions to literature.Publisher: Malden [MA] : Blackwell, c2003Description: ix, 175 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0631225617; 0631225625; 9780631225614.Subject(s): Poets, English -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- Biography | Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages in literature | Tales, Medieval -- History and criticismDDC classification: 821.1 Online resources: WorldCat details
Contents:
Table of contents Who was Geoffrey Chaucer? -- Gender and religion, race and class -- Others -- Love -- God -- Visions of Chaucer -- Death -- Conclusion -- Which tale was that? a summary of the Canterbury Tales.
Summary: Summary: "Students with little or no prior knowledge of Chaucer, the Canterbury Tales, or the world in which they were produced, will welcome this introduction. Not only does it paint a portrait of the poet against the background of his time, it also considers the major preoccupations of the tales, and provides students with a critical framework for thinking creatively about them." "The book provides the ideal aid to Read more...
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of contents Who was Geoffrey Chaucer? --
Gender and religion, race and class --
Others --
Love --
God --
Visions of Chaucer --
Death --
Conclusion --
Which tale was that? a summary of the Canterbury Tales.

Summary:
"Students with little or no prior knowledge of Chaucer, the Canterbury Tales, or the world in which they were produced, will welcome this introduction. Not only does it paint a portrait of the poet against the background of his time, it also considers the major preoccupations of the tales, and provides students with a critical framework for thinking creatively about them." "The book provides the ideal aid to Read more...

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