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The Canterbury tales

Author: קופר, הלן, ; Helen Cooper
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Series: Oxford guides to Chaucer.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
"This edition incorporates a broader representation of the most significant recent scholarship and criticism, reflecting current research into Chaucer's historical and social context and developments in the interpretation of Chaucer's presentation of women." "The book is the most comprehensive single-volume guide to the Tales yet produced, bringing together a wide range of disparate material and providing a readable  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: קופר, הלן, ; Helen Cooper
ISBN: 0198711557 9780198711551
OCLC Number: 33818820
Description: xii, 439 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Canterbury tales --
The general prologue --
The knight's tale --
The miller's tale --
The reeve's tale --
The cook's tale --
The man of law's tale --
The wife of Bath's prologue --
The wife of Bath's tale --
The friar's tale --
The summoner's tale --
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 tale of Sir Thopas --
The tale of Melibee --
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 --
The parson's tale --
Chaucer's retractions --
Imitations of the Canterbury tales 1400-1615.
Series Title: Oxford guides to Chaucer.
Responsibility: Helen Cooper.
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This handbook has been written with the purpose of both summarizing what is known about Chaucer's work, and offering interpretations based on recent advances in both historical knowledge and  Read more...


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`Cooper's guide is a more powerful book than any previous aid or introduction to Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. It presents the lively and generous mind of a serious scholar and a sensitive Read more...

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Good comprehensive study of Chaucer's Canterbury, balanced

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2013-10-25) Excellent Permalink

A one volume overview of the Canterbury Tales. It reviews the literature current as of 1996. It is considered an excellent study even as of the year 2005. The text is not substantially different from the first edition, so if you have the first edition, you basically have the current text, without...
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