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A Reading of the Canterbury Tales


  • Date Published: October 1968
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521095570

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  • In this 1968 study, Dr Whittock argues that there is greater unity in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales than has been supposed. He sees the Canterbury Tales as as great religious poem, a Christian work of art in which certain topics deliberately recur, so that the Tales in sequence take on the nature of a debate on death, the role of women, marriage, the truth or deception of art, the function of evil in the Creator's plan, temporal imperfection, and the hidden mystery of God's being. The author illustrates his theme through a detailed examination of each of the Tales in turn.

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    • Date Published: October 1968
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521095570
    • length: 316 pages
    • dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.31kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: on reading Chaucer
    The Canterbury Tales:
    1. The Knight's Tale
    2. The Miller's Tale
    3. The Reeve's Tale
    4. The Man of Law's Tale
    5. The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale
    6. The Friar and the Summoner
    7. The Clerk's Tale
    8. The Merchant's Tale
    9. The Squire's Tale
    10. The Franklin's Tale
    11. The Physician's Tale
    12. The Pardoner's Prologue and Tale
    13. The Shipman's Tale
    14. The Prioress's Tale
    15. The Tales of Sir Thopas and Melibeus
    16. The Monk's Tale
    17. The Nun's Priest's Tale
    18. The Second Nun's Tale
    19. The Canon's Yeoman's Tale
    20. The Manciple's Tale and the Parson's Tale

  • Author

    Trevor Whittock

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