An Introduction to the "Canterbury Tales": Reading, Fiction and Context

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This introduction to the "Canterbury Tales" for students is accessible to first time readers of Chaucer and is also a significant critical study in its own right. It gives full separate readings of each tale, together with clear expositions of the historical and literary backgrounds. Using modern theoretical perspectives, the book focuses particularly on gender, political and narratological approaches. The humour in the Tales and Chaucer's gifts for story telling and dialogue are rooted in an extraordinary perceptiveness ...

An Introduction to the "Canterbury Tales": Reading, Fiction and Context 1999, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke

ISBN-13: 9780333636817

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An Introduction to the "Canterbury Tales": Reading, Fiction and Context 1999, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke

ISBN-13: 9780333636800

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