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The Wife of Bath s Prologue and Tale

The Wife of Bath s Prologue and Tale Author J. A. Tasioulas
ISBN-10 0582329264
Release 1998
Pages 96
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Key Features: Study methods Introduction to the text Summaries with critical notes Themes and techniques Textual analysis of key passages Author biography Historical and literary background Modern and historical critical approaches Chronology Glossary of literary terms



Chaucer s Wife of Bath s Prologue and Tale

Chaucer s Wife of Bath s Prologue and Tale Author Peter G. Beidler
ISBN-10 0802043666
Release 1998
Pages 358
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The Chaucer Bibliography series aims to provide annotated bibliographies for all of Chaucer's work. This book summarizes 20th-century commentaries on Chaucer's .Wife of Bath's Prologue. and .Tale..



Tales from Chaucer

Tales from Chaucer Author Geoffrey Chaucer
ISBN-10 HARVARD:HWKBWA
Release 1833
Pages 323
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Tales from Chaucer has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Tales from Chaucer also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Tales from Chaucer book for free.



The Wife of Bath

The Wife of Bath Author Geoffrey Chaucer
ISBN-10 9780141398105
Release 2015-02-26
Pages 64
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'Those husbands that I had, Three of them were good and two were bad. The three that I call "good" were rich and old...' One of the most bawdy, entertaining and popular stories from The Canterbury Tales. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Geoffrey Chaucer (c.1343-1400). Chaucer's works available in Penguin Classics are The Canterbury Tales, Love Visions and Troilus and Criseyde.



The Canterbury Tales the Wife of Bath s Prologue and Tale

The Canterbury Tales  the Wife of Bath s Prologue and Tale Author Geoffrey Chaucer
ISBN-10 197644103X
Release 2017-09-15
Pages 120
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The Canterbury Tales recounts the stories told by pilgrims to one another as they make their way from London to the shrine of St. Thomas Becket at Canterbury. This volume contains the Wife of Bath's Tale - a story which despite its bawdy reputation, tells a profoundly tragic tale of how women were treated in thirteenth century England. Indeed, many consider that Alison speaks with a voice that is still shockingly relevant to the lives of some modern-day women. This edition is particularly suited for High School and College/ University students. Here, the odd-numbered pages contain Chaucer's original text written in Middle English. Alongside, there is plenty of room in the wide outer margins for students to make translation notes of The Wife of Bath's Tale, or perhaps, to define unfamiliar key words. The even-numbered pages contain a new translation into modern English which differs slightly from those found elsewhere. Here, the key difference is that each line is translated separately, and thereby avoids the problem seen in some translations that words are borrowed from adjacent lines to help maintain Chaucer's rhyming structure. Accordingly, this translation adheres very closely to Chaucer's own words; although, in doing so, it may occasionally become slightly more descriptive than is usual in other translations, and that there are some sections where Chaucer's original couplets no longer rhyme. Nevertheless, this 'word for word' approach has been employed with the express purpose of assisting those readers who new to Chaucer's middle English. In some circumstances, a direct translation into modern English may not always improve a reader's understanding of the storyline. In these cases, a word or phrase will have been added to the original text - but any such additions are always clearly marked in square brackets [ ].Readers will be pleased that the present translation of the Wife of Bath's Tale has substituted any offensive references to female genitalia with much more acceptable descriptions. This volume contains the complete and unabridged text (with line numbers), an accurate translation and a personal study notebook - which means it offers excellent value for money.



Jankyn s Book of Wikked Wyves

Jankyn s Book of Wikked Wyves Author Ralph Hanna
ISBN-10 9780820346106
Release 2014-02
Pages 605
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In volume 1 of Jankyn's Book of Wikked Wyves (Georgia, 1997), Ralph Hanna and Traugott Lawler presented authoritative versions of three medieval texts invoked by Jankyn (fifth husband of the Wife of Bath) in The Canterbury Tales. In Jankyn's Book, volume 2, Lawler and Hanna revisit one of those texts by way of presenting all the known contemporary commentaries on it. The text is Walter Map's “Dissuasio Valerii,” that is, “The Letter of Valerius to His Friend Ruffinus, Dissuading Him from Marrying.” Included in Jankyn's Book, volume 2, are seven commentaries on “Dissuasio Valerii,” edited from all known manuscripts and presented in their Latin text with English translation on the facing page. Each commentary opens with a headnote. Variants are reported at the bottom of the translation pages, and full explanatory notes appear after the texts, along with a bibliography and index of sources. In their introduction, Lawler and Hanna discuss what is known about the authors of the commentaries. Four are unknown, although one of these is almost certainly a Dominican. Of the three known authors, two are Dominicans (Eneas of Siena and the brilliant Englishman Nicholas Trivet), and one is Franciscan (John Ridewall). In addition, the editors discuss the likely readerships of the commentaries—the four humanist texts, which explicate Map's witty and allusive Latin and which were for use in school, and the three moralizing texts, which mount eloquent defenses of women and which were for use mainly by the clergy. While Lawler and Hanna's immediate aim is to give readers of Chaucer the fullest possible background for understanding his satire on antifeminism in “The Wife of Bath's Prologue,” the “Dissuasio Valerii” commentaries extend significantly our understanding of medieval attitudes, in general, toward women and marriage.



The Labour Market in Winter

The Labour Market in Winter Author Paul Gregg
ISBN-10 9780191623479
Release 2011-01-27
Pages 336
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This collection of essays, from leading economic experts on the UK labour market, provides an overview of the key issues concerning the performance of the labour market, and the policy issues surrounding it, with a focus on the recent recession and its aftermath. The book contains assessments of the effects of many policies introduced over the last 10 years in employment, education, and welfare. The result is the first serious comprehensive analysis of the economic downturn and the Labour government's record in the field of employment, spanning its time in office. An indispensable reference source on contemporary labour market developments in the UK, this book will be required reading, and of lasting use, to academics, students, practitioners, and policy makers.



The Franklin s Prologue and Tale

The Franklin s Prologue and Tale Author Geoffrey Chaucer
ISBN-10 9781316615539
Release 2016-06-02
Pages 96
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Six-hundred-year-old tales with modern relevance. This stunning full-colour edition from the bestselling Cambridge School Chaucer series explores the complete text of The Franklin's Prologue and Tale through a wide range of classroom-tested activities and illustrated information, including a map of the Canterbury pilgrimage, a running synopsis of the action, an explanation of unfamiliar words and suggestions for study. Cambridge School Chaucer makes medieval life and language more accessible, helping students appreciate Chaucer's brilliant characters, his wit, sense of irony and love of controversy.



Philip Allan Literature Guide for A Level The Wife of Bath

Philip Allan Literature Guide  for A Level   The Wife of Bath Author Richard Swan
ISBN-10 9781444199833
Release 2013-04-26
Pages 96
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For study or revision, these guides are the perfect accompaniment to the set text, providing invaluable background and exam advice. Philip Allan Literature Guides (for A-level) offer succinct and accessible coverage of all key aspects of the set text and are designed to challenge and develop your knowledge, encouraging you to reach your full potential. Each full colour guide: Gives you the confidence that you know your set text inside out, with insightful coverage for you to develop your understanding of context, characters, quotations, themes and style Ensures you are fully prepared for your exams: each guide shows you how your set text will be measured against assessment objectives of the main specification Develops the skills you need to do well in your exams, with tasks and practice questions in the guide, and lots more completely free online, including podcasts, glossaries, sample essays and revision advice at www.philipallan.co.uk/literatureguidesonline



Canterbury Tales Side By Side

Canterbury Tales  Side By Side Author
ISBN-10 1580495206
Release 2004
Pages 203
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Canterbury Tales Side By Side has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Canterbury Tales Side By Side also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Canterbury Tales Side By Side book for free.



Canterbury Tales selected

Canterbury Tales  selected Author Geoffrey Chaucer
ISBN-10 0812000390
Release 1970
Pages 530
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Each line of the original Middle English is followed by a line of modern English "translation." Includes biography of Chaucer, interpretive introduction.



Study and Revise for AS A level The Wife of Bath s Prologue and Tale

Study and Revise for AS A level  The Wife of Bath s Prologue and Tale Author Richard Swan
ISBN-10 9781471854200
Release 2016-11-07
Pages 104
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Enable students to achieve their best grade in AS/A-level English Literature with this year-round course companion; designed to instil in-depth textual understanding as students read, analyse and revise The Wife of Bath's Tale throughout the course. This Study and Revise guide: - Increases students' knowledge of The Wife of Bath's Tale as they progress through the detailed commentary and contextual information written by experienced teachers and examiners - Develops understanding of characterisation, themes, form, structure and language, equipping students with a rich bank of textual examples to enhance their coursework and exam responses - Builds critical and analytical skills through challenging, thought-provoking questions and tasks that encourage students to form their own personal responses to the text - Extends learning and prepares students for higher-level study by introducing critical viewpoints, comparative references to other literary works and suggestions for independent research - Helps students maximise their exam potential using clear explanations of the Assessment Objectives, sample student answers and examiner insights - Improves students' extended writing techniques through targeted advice on planning and structuring a successful essay



Historians on Chaucer

Historians on Chaucer Author Alastair J. Minnis
ISBN-10 9780199689545
Release 2014
Pages 503
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While literary scholars have insisted on the need to understand works of medieval literature in their historical context, medieval historians themselves have rarely contributed to modern attempts to show how works of imaginative literature engaged with the conflicts and controversies of their own day. This volume brings together 25 experts in the history of fourteenth-century England and asks them to discuss one of the most famous works of Middle Englishliterature- -Geoffrey Chaucer's 'General Prologue' to the Canterbury Tales--in relation to the economic change, social issues, and religious controversies of the period. Beginning with a survey of recentdebates about the social meaning of Chaucer's work, the volume then discusses each of the Canterbury pilgrims in turn. The book should be of interest to all scholars and students of medieval culture whether they are specialists in literature or history.



CliffsNotes on Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale

CliffsNotes on Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale Author Mary Ellen Snodgrass
ISBN-10 9780544181939
Release 2007-08-20
Pages 84
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on The Handmaid's Tale, you come to realize that for every utopia, there's a corresponding dystopia. This tale of a bleak future depicts a time where women are valued only for their reproductive capacities. While this cautionary tale of repression and totalitarianism is horrifying, there are moments of poetic warmth and humor. It is a brilliant satire. This concise supplement to Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale helps you understand the overall structure of the novel, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author. Features that help you study include Chapter-by-chapter summaries and commentaries A timeline of critical events that leads to the climax of the novel A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays on women's roles in the novel, and the use of literary devices, themes, and settings A review section that tests your knowledge Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.



Chaucer s Pilgrims

Chaucer s Pilgrims Author Laura C. Lambdin
ISBN-10 0275966291
Release 1999
Pages 398
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Provides a detailed historical description of the occupations of each of the pilgrims in Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales," with each entry placing their vocation in historical context and discussing the daily routine of the pilgrim's occupation.



The Book Thief

The Book Thief Author Markus Zusak
ISBN-10 0307433846
Release 2007-12-18
Pages 592
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DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF. The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today



Chaucer s Wife of Bath s Prologue and Tale

Chaucer s Wife of Bath s Prologue and Tale Author Peter G. Beidler
ISBN-10 0802043666
Release 1998
Pages 358
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The Chaucer Bibliography series aims to provide annotated bibliographies for all of Chaucer's work. This book summarizes 20th-century commentaries on Chaucer's .Wife of Bath's Prologue. and .Tale..