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The Merchant's Prologue and Tale By Geoffrey Chaucer

The Merchant's Prologue and Tale
by Geoffrey Chaucer

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The Merchant's Prologue and Tale Summary


The Merchant's Prologue and Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

Six-hundred-year-old tales with modern relevance. As well as the complete text of the Merchant's Prologue and Tale, the student will find illustrated information on Chaucer's world, including a map of the Canterbury pilgrimage, a running synopsis of the action, an explanation of unfamiliar words, and a wide range of classroom-tested activities to help bring the text to life. Guided by the suggestions for study and the wide range of helpful information, students will readily appreciate Chaucer's wit and sense of irony, his love of controversy and his delight in character portrayal.

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Table of Contents


Introduction; What are the Canterbury Tales; Chaucer's language; The Merchant's contribution; The Portrait of the Merchant (from the General Prologue); The Merchant's Prologue; The Merchant's Tale; The Merchant's Epilogue; Looking back at the Merchant's Tale; Chaucer's pilgrims; Pilgrims and pilgrimages; Geoffrey Chaucer; Merchants in Chaucer's day; Courtly love; The debate on marriage; The myth of Pluto and Proserpina; Themes in the Merchant's Tale; Glossary of frequently-used words

Additional information

GOR000938756
The Merchant's Prologue and Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer
Geoffrey Chaucer
Cambridge School Chaucer
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2001-06-07
114
052178753X
9780521787536
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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.