By Winthrop Wetherbee

This introductory advisor areas the Canterbury stories within the context of the problem in English society within the fourteenth century. It examines the social range of Chaucer's pilgrims, the stylistic diversity in their stories and the mental richness in their interplay. the quantity bargains scholars a transparent picture of the strong illustration of the social truth that makes the Canterbury stories probably the most vital texts in English literature. Emphasis is put on the language of the poem, where of Chaucer in next literary culture, and a complete bankruptcy is dedicated to the final Prologue that's generally studied on undergraduate classes. eventually, the amount bargains a priceless chronology of the interval and a useful consultant to additional reading.

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