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A Reading of the Canterbury Tales - Trevor Whittock

A Reading of the Canterbury Tales

Paperback Published: 1st December 1968
ISBN: 9780521095570
Number Of Pages: 316

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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.

Introduction: on reading Chaucer
The Canterbury Tales
The Knight's Tale
The Miller's Tale
The Reeve's Tale
The Man of Law's Tale
The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale
The Friar and the Summoner
The Clerk's Tale
The Merchant's Tale
The Squire's Tale
The Franklin's Tale
The Physician's Tale
The Pardoner's Prologue and Tale
The Shipman's Tale
The Prioress's Tale
The Tales of Sir Thopas and Melibeus
The Monk's Tale
The Nun's Priest's Tale
The Second Nun's Tale
The Canon's Yeoman's Tale
The Manciple's Tale and the Parson's Tale
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ISBN: 9780521095570
ISBN-10: 0521095573
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 1st December 1968
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.31