The Canterbury Tales

'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 ...

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140424386

Category: Poetry

Page: 504

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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.

The Canterbury Tales

The story of thirty pilgrims who meet by chance at the Tabard Inn in Southwark, London, and journey together to the shrine of St Thomas Becket in Canterbury cathedral.

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840225365

Category: Poetry

Page: 706

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The story of thirty pilgrims who meet by chance at the Tabard Inn in Southwark, London, and journey together to the shrine of St Thomas Becket in Canterbury cathedral. To pass the time along the way, they tell stories to one another, shot through with Chaucer's cunning wit and dry humour.

Chaucer s General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales

This annotated, international bibliography of twentieth-century criticism on the Prologue is an essential reference guide.

Author: Caroline D. Eckhardt

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802025920

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 468

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This annotated, international bibliography of twentieth-century criticism on the Prologue is an essential reference guide. It includes books, journal articles, and dissertations, and a descriptive list of twentieth-century editions; it is the most complete inventory of modern criticism on the Prologue.

Geoffrey Chaucer s Canterbury Tales

Its structure is very simple. After an introduction in lines 1-34, the narrator begins the series of portraits (lines 35-719). Afterwards the Host suggests the tale-telling contest which is then accepted by the pilgrims (lines 720-821).

Author: Catharina Kern

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638626121

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 10

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Essay from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,3, University of Bayreuth, course: British Survey, 7 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The Canterbury Tales take place in England of the 14th century. It is spring time and a group of 30 people from all social classes is gathering together in the Tabard Inn in Southwark near London to plan their pilgrimage to Becket’s tomb at Canterbury. To kill time during their journey a story-telling contest is created. Each pilgrim has to tell a story and the winner of the best story will get a free supper. The Canterbury Tales are structured as a frame narrative. The General Prologue mainly builds the frame where all the characters are introduced and the story-telling competition was invented. Its structure is very simple. After an introduction in lines 1-34, the narrator begins the series of portraits (lines 35-719). Afterwards the Host suggests the tale-telling contest which is then accepted by the pilgrims (lines 720-821). In the following the pilgrims gather and decide that the Knight should tell the first story. The frame in which the story is embedded has a long tradition. Boccaccio’s “Decamerone” was for example written in this style and Chaucer read it when visiting Italy. Originally Chaucer wanted each of the pilgrims to tell two stories on the way to Canterbury and two on the way back. This would have led to 120 single stories, but he never finished this enormous work. In fact there are only 23 tales, some of which are even incomplete.

Canterbury Tales

A group of travelers making a pilgrimage to Canterbury take turns telling stories

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671727699

Category: Fiction

Page: 433

View: 588

A group of travelers making a pilgrimage to Canterbury take turns telling stories

The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales the Knightes Tale the Nonnes Prestes Tale

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process.

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9781103792283

Category: History

Page: 344

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

CliffsNotes on Chaucer s The Canterbury Tales

The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. Join Chaucer's band of pilgrims on their journey in CliffsNotes on The Canterbury Tales.

Author: James L Roberts

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544180143

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. Join Chaucer's band of pilgrims on their journey in CliffsNotes on The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer's narrators represent a wide spectrum of society with various ranks and occupations. From the distinguished and noble Knight, to the pious abbess, the honorable Clerk, the rich landowner, the worldly and crude Wife, and on down the scale to the low, vulgar Miller and Carpenter, and the corrupt Pardoner. Let this study guide reveal Chaucer's genius at understanding basic human nature as reflected in his tales. You'll also gain insight into the background and influences of the author. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Chaucer The Canterbury Tales

This introductory guide to Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales' examines the social diversity of Chaucer's pilgrims, the stylistic range of their tales and the psychological richness of their interaction.

Author: Winthrop Wetherbee

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521540100

Category: Fiction

Page: 125

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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.

The Canterbury Tales in Modern Verse

Readers of this witty and fluent new translation of The Canterbury Tales should find themselves turning page after page: by recasting Chaucer's ten-syllable couplets into eight-syllable lines, Joseph Glaser achieves a lighter, more rapid ...

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 160384063X

Category: Poetry

Page: 360

View: 112

Readers of this witty and fluent new translation of The Canterbury Tales should find themselves turning page after page: by recasting Chaucer's ten-syllable couplets into eight-syllable lines, Joseph Glaser achieves a lighter, more rapid cadence than other translators, a four-beat rhythm well-established in the English poetic tradition up to Chaucer's time. Glaser's shortened lines make compelling reading and mirror the elegance and variety of Chaucer's verse to a degree rarely met by translations that copy Chaucer beat for beat. Moreover, this translation's full, Chaucerian range of diction--from earthy to Latinate--conveys the great scope of Chaucer's interests and effects. The selection features complete translations of the majority of the stories, including all of the more familiar tales and narrative links along with abridgments or summaries of the others. To reflect Chaucer's interest in poetic technique, Glaser presents the tales written in non-couplet stanzas in their original forms. An Introduction, marginal glosses, bibliography, and notes are also included.

The Canterbury Tales

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

Author: Derek Pearsall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135860076

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 396

View: 810

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

A Reading of the Canterbury Tales

Chaucer_s art of high comedy has behind it a literary tradition of which it is the fulfillment. Briefly this is the thesis of Professor Bernard F. Huppé_s A Reading of the Canterbury Tales.

Author: Bernard Felix Hupp?

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438407343

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 245

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In the human comedy of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales the pilgrims react to one another. The tales they tell reveal their own characters and serve in turn to supply dramatic settings for other tales told in response. In the chronicle of their self-revelations and of their reactions to one another, a thematic design may be traced. Chaucer’s art of high comedy has behind it a literary tradition of which it is the fulfillment. Briefly this is the thesis of Professor Bernard F. Huppé’s A Reading of the Canterbury Tales. The book itself is the direct result of more than fifteen years of lecturing on the Canterbury Tales, during which time Professor Huppé’s views on the dramatic structure of the tales have been modified, clarified, and sharpened through discussion with students and colleagues, and through his study of Chaucer’s literary tradition. A Reading of the Canterbury Tales retains the freshness and immediacy of a lecture series. It is intended to be provocative and to stimulate active discussion.

Chaucer at Work

Chaucer at Work is a new kind of introduction to the Canterbury Tales. It avoids excessive amounts of background information and involves the reader in the discovery of how Chaucer composed his famous work.

Author: Peter Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315504405

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

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Chaucer at Work is a new kind of introduction to the Canterbury Tales. It avoids excessive amounts of background information and involves the reader in the discovery of how Chaucer composed his famous work. It presents a series of sources and contexts to be considered in conjunction with key passages from Chaucer's poems. It includes sets of questions to encourage the reader to examine the text in detail and to build on his or her observations. This well-informed and practical guide will prove invaluable reading to those studying medieval literature at undergraduate level and English literature at A level.

Geoffrey Chaucer s The Canterbury Tales

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Author: Lee Patterson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195175735

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

View: 131

The ten essays selected for this book illuminate the central themes of the most frequently taught Canterbury Tales. These texts are appropriate for undergraduates and general readers and were edited carefully to ensure that references and allusions are explained in footnotes. Theoretical excursus and critical jousting have been either simplified or omitted entirely. At the end of each essay is an annotated list of further readings. The volumes editor is one of the most distinguished active Chaucerian scholars in the world.

Geoffrey Chaucer s The Canterbury Tales

An overview of the work features a biographical sketch of the author, a list of characters, a summary of the plot, and critical and analytical views of the work.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0791097927

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 118

View: 775

An overview of the work features a biographical sketch of the author, a list of characters, a summary of the plot, and critical and analytical views of the work.


Chaucer The Canterbury Tales

Presents an online resource to aid students studying "The Canterbury Tales" by English poet Geoffrey Chaucer (c.1343-1400), provided by Jane Zatta.

Author: Gail Ashton

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349263591

Category:

Page: 206

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Time and the Astrolabe in the Canterbury Tales

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.

Author: Marijane Osborn

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806134031

Category: Poetry

Page: 350

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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.

General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales

A collection of ten critical essays on the Prologue to Chaucer's well-known work, arranged in chronological order of their original publication.

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441143645

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 873

A collection of ten critical essays on the Prologue to Chaucer's well-known work, arranged in chronological order of their original publication.