Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales

  • Authors
  • Gail Ashton

Part of the Analysing Texts book series (ANATX)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Practical Examples of Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gail Ashton
      Pages 3-6
    3. Gail Ashton
      Pages 7-42
    4. Gail Ashton
      Pages 43-83
    5. Gail Ashton
      Pages 84-136
  3. The Context and the Critics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Gail Ashton
      Pages 139-147
    3. Gail Ashton
      Pages 148-156
    4. Gail Ashton
      Pages 157-195
    5. Gail Ashton
      Pages 196-198
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 199-206

About this book


Detailed textual analysis of the tales by the Miller, Nun's Priest, the Wife of Bath and the Pardoner, as well as the General Prologue invites you to sharpen your critical faculties, extend your knowledge and engage with the text itself in order to fully appreciate the work of this fascinating, complex and surprisingly modern writer. Whether you consider yourself an expert or a student, this study has something for you as it demonstrates the various approaches which can be used to learn about style, structure, multiple voices and the key themes of Chaucer's work. It offers a careful support and thoughtful framework upon which to base your own analysis and challenging you to form your own ideas and opinions.


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