The Canterbury tales handbook / Elizabeth Scala.

Scala, Elizabeth, 1966- [Browse]
New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2020]
x, 297 pages ; 21 cm


Summary note
"An Ideal companion to The Canterbury Tales, this brief, accessible book introduces students to Chaucer's tales and helps them understand the language, genres, forms, historical background, and critical history. This unique handbook devotes extra time to the General Prologue and the first few tales and builds comprehension through basic reading-research exercises. In engaging and student-friendly prose, Elizabeth Scala contextualizes each tale by genre and form and examines crucial matters such as the teller of the tale, historical background, and critical history. She provides just enough information so that students can read or re-read Chaucer with confidence, knowing they can turn to the handbook for help with challenging language or unfamiliar concepts"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • What is the Canterbury tales?
  • The general prologue
  • The Knight's tale
  • The Miller's prologue and tale
  • The Reeve's prologue and tale
  • The Cook's prologue and tale
  • The Man of Law's introduction, prologue, and tale
  • The Wife of Bath's prologue and tale
  • The Friar's prologue and tale
  • The Summoner's prologue and tale
  • The Clerk's prologue and tale
  • The Merchant's prologue and tale
  • The Squire's prologue and tale
  • The Franklin's introduction, prologue, and tale
  • The Physician's tale
  • The Pardoner's prologue and tale
  • The Shipman's tale
  • The Prioress's introduction, prologue, and tale
  • Chaucer's two tales : Sir Thopas and the Melibee
  • The Monk's prologue and tale
  • The Nun's priest's prologue and tale
  • The Second Nun's prologue and tale
  • The Canon's Yeoman's prologue and tale
  • The Manciple's prologue and tale
  • The Parson's prologue and tale, and Chaucer's retraction.
  • 9780393624441 (paperback)
  • 0393624447 (paperback)
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