Chaucer: The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales by Jodi-Anne George

Chaucer: The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales by Jodi-Anne George

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This guide to Chaucer's celebrated work about a group of pilgrims' journey to Canterbury, aims to meet the needs of students on both interdisciplinary and single-honours degree courses.

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The General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales is probably the most widely read of Chaucer's works. Taught in schools and universities around the world, and the constant subject of academic books, essays and articles down the years, its centrality to the English literary canon has never been in dispute. The Prologue offers a lively and often satiric introduction to Chaucer's diverse group of pilgrims as they set out on the road to Canterbury, and raises issues of class, gender and power relations that are as relevant today as they were in the late fourteenth century. In this Readers' Guide, J.-A. George provides a detailed introduction to the most important critical debates surrounding The General Prologue. The extracts and essays included here date from as early as 1368, when Eustace Deschamps paid the first recorded tribute to Chaucer's genius, and move chronologically through to the late 1990s. This carefully chosen selection of secondary sources addresses the opinions of early editors of Chaucer, and the continuing interest in the poet by other writers throughout the ages, as well as sociological, gender-based, historical and structural readings of The Prologue. This Guide is an invaluable sourcebook for the study of one of the most enduring texts of the Middle Ages.

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SKU GOR007103516
Title Chaucer: The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales
Author By (author) Jodi-Anne George
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Year Published 2000
Number of Pages 183
ISBN 10 1840461705
ISBN 13 9781840461701
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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The General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales is probably the most widely read of Chaucer's works. Taught in schools and universities around the world, and the constant subject of academic books, essays and articles down the years, its centrality to the English literary canon has never been in dispute. The Prologue offers a lively and often satiric introduction to Chaucer's diverse group of pilgrims as they set out on the road to Canterbury, and raises issues of class, gender and power relations that are as relevant today as they were in the late fourteenth century. In this Readers' Guide, J.-A. George provides a detailed introduction to the most important critical debates surrounding The General Prologue. The extracts and essays included here date from as early as 1368, when Eustace Deschamps paid the first recorded tribute to Chaucer's genius, and move chronologically through to the late 1990s. This carefully chosen selection of secondary sources addresses the opinions of early editors of Chaucer, and the continuing interest in the poet by other writers throughout the ages, as well as sociological, gender-based, historical and structural readings of The Prologue. This Guide is an invaluable sourcebook for the study of one of the most enduring texts of the Middle Ages.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR007103516
Title Chaucer: The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales
Author By (author) Jodi-Anne George
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Year Published 2000
Number of Pages 183
ISBN 10 1840461705
ISBN 13 9781840461701
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No