The Canterbury Tales (Annotated)

9781467978125: The Canterbury Tales (Annotated)

The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century. The tales (mostly in verse, although some are in prose) are told as part of a story-telling contest by a group of pilgrims as they travel together on a journey from Southwark to the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. The prize for this contest is a free meal at the Tabard Inn at Southwark on their return. Following a long list of works written earlier in his career, including Troilus and Criseyde, House of Fame, and Parliament of Fowls, the Canterbury Tales was Chaucer's magnum opus. He uses the tales and the descriptions of the characters to paint an ironic and critical portrait of English society at the time, and particularly of the Church. Structurally, the collection resembles The Decameron, which Chaucer may have come across during his first diplomatic mission to Italy in 1372.

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Introduction Chaucer's Life A Chronology of Chaucer's Life and times Language and Versification The Canterbury Tales Fragment I General Prologue The Knight's Tale The Miller's Prologue and Tale The Reeve's Prologue and Tale The Cook's Prologue and Tale Fragment II The Man of Law's Introduction, Prologue, Tale, and Epilogue Fragment III The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale The Friar's Prologue and Tale The Summoner's Prologue and Tale Fragment IV The Clerk's Prologue and Tale The Merchant's Prologue, Tale, and Epilogue Fragment V The Squire's Introduction and Tale The Franklin's Prologue and Tale Fragment VI The Physician's Tale The Pardoner's Introduction, Prologue, and Tale Fragment VII The Shipman's Tale The Prioress's Prologue and Tale The Prologue and Tale of Sir Thopas The Tale of Melibee The Monk's Prologue and Tale The Nun's Priest's Prologue, Tale, and Epilogue Fragment VIII The Second Nun's Prologue and Tale The Canon's Yeoman's Prologue and Tale Fragment IX The Manciple's Prologue and Tale Fragment X The Parson's Prologue and Tale Chaucer's Retraction General Bibliography Abbreviations Explanatory Notes Glossary Index to Proper Names in the Tales Index to the Explanatory Notes

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Geoffrey Chaucer
Editorial: CreateSpace (2011)
ISBN 10: 1467978124 ISBN 13: 9781467978125
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Descripción CreateSpace, 2011. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 610 pages. 9.00x6.00x1.38 inches. This item is printed on demand. Nº de ref. de la librería zk1467978124

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