ERIC Number: ED416485
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Readings on "The Canterbury Tales" (Geoffrey Chaucer). The Greenhaven Press Literary Companion to British Literature.
Nardo, Don, Ed.
Intended as an accessible resource for students researching "The Canterbury Tales," this collection of essays about Geoffrey Chaucer's (d. 1400) classic work contains an in-depth biography of the author and writings from a wide variety of sources. The essays are edited to accommodate the reading and comprehension levels of young adults; each essay is introduced by a concise summation of the contributor's themes and insights. Additional features include an annotated table of contents, a chronology of Chaucer's life and career as well as of concurrent historical events, a list of Chaucer's other works, and primary and secondary bibliographies to facilitate research. The 17 essays and their authors include: "Where Did Chaucer Get His Idea for 'The Canterbury Tales?'" (Donald R. Howard); "Chaucer's Use of a Game as the Inner Framework for the Tales" (Glendig Olson); "The Use of the Narrator in 'The Canterbury Tales'" (Dieter Mehl); "The Symbolic Time Frame of the Canterbury Journey (Sigmund Eisner); "Chaucer's Language and Verse" (M.W. Grose); "The Theme of Religious Pilgrimage in 'The Canterbury Tales'" (Esther C. Quinn); "Social Rank in 'The Canterbury Tales'"(Donald R. Howard) "The Theme of Marriage in 'The Canterbury Tales'" (G.L. Kittredge); "Technology and Deception in 'The Canterbury Tales'" (Joyce T. Lionarons); "Romance in 'The Canterbury Tales'" (J.A. Burrow); "Sketches of the Characters in 'The Canterbury Tales'" (Marchette Chute); "The Knight's Tale: A Stately Story of Uneven Justice" (Michale Stevens); "Chaucer's Prioress in Real Life" (Eileen Power); "The Churlish Miller's Vulgar Tale" (Margaret Hallissy); "The Moral of the Nun's Priest's Tale" (Saul N. Brody); "The 'Blockhead' Pilgrim Chaucer and His Two Tales" (Trevor Whittock); and "The 'Pardoner's Tale': A Quest for Death" (Michael Hoy). (NKA)
Descriptors: Classics (Literature), English Literature, Higher Education, Literary Criticism, Literary Devices, Literary History, Medieval Literature, Research Tools, Secondary Education
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