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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

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 Wife of Bath s Prologue and Tale

The Wife of Bath s Prologue and Tale Author Geoffrey Chaucer
ISBN-10 0806142243
Release 2012
Pages 315
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The Wife of Bath is the most vibrant character in The Canterbury Tales—and arguably the most famous. In creating his brilliant portrayal of the talkative wife, Chaucer weaves a dazzling array of allusions to biblical, classical, patristic, and vernacular sources. These two volumes—the most recent contribution to the Variorum Chaucer series—integrate six hundred years of scholarship onThe Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale. Editors Mark Allen and John H. Fisher present a comprehensive record of the textual traditions of the tale and of the critical commentary from the earliest manuscripts to the mid-1990s. Part A (the first volume) includes the text of Chaucer's poem, accompanied by exhaustive collation of the ten most valuable manuscript witnesses to the text and all twenty-two of the major editions. Also included in Part A are an introduction to the text, and extensive discussions of sources and analogues, genres, theoretical approaches, and major themes. A bibliographical index concludes the scholarly apparatus in Part A. In Part B (the second volume), the editors present a line-by-line, often word-by-word, record of the legacy of Chaucer's text, including variants, glosses, editors' notes, and observations by scholars through the ages.

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.

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

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..

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.

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales Author Derek Pearsall
ISBN-10 9781135860004
Release 2013-05-13
Pages 396
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This classic and eminently readable work provides a full critical introduction to the complete Canterbury Tales. Essential reading for students of Chaucer.

Women and Disability in Medieval Literature

Women and Disability in Medieval Literature Author T. Pearman
ISBN-10 9780230117563
Release 2010-11-14
Pages 206
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This book is first in its field to analyze how disability and gender both thematically and formally operate within late medieval popular literature. Reading romance, conduct manuals, and spiritual autobiography, it proposes a 'gendered model' for exploring the processes by which differences like gender and disability get coded as deviant.

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..

The Merchant s Prologue and Tale

The Merchant s Prologue and Tale Author Geoffrey Chaucer
ISBN-10 9781316615645
Release 2016-08-25
Pages 118
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The classic respected series in a stunning new design. This edition of The Merchant's Prologue and Tale from the highly-respected Selected Tales series includes the full, complete text in the original Middle English, along with an in-depth introduction by Maurice Hussey, detailed notes and a comprehensive glossary.

Chaucer s Sexual Poetics

Chaucer s Sexual Poetics Author Carolyn Dinshaw
ISBN-10 0299122743
Release 1989
Pages 310
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Through an analysis of the poems Chaucers wordes Unto Adam, His Owne Scriveyn, Troilus and Criseyde, the Legend of Good Women, the Man of Law’s Tale, the Wife of Bath’s Tale and its Prologue, the Clerk’s Tale, and the Pardoner’s Tale, Carolyn Dinshaw offers a provocative argument on medieval sexual constructs and Chaucer’s role in shaping them. Operating under the assumption that people read and write certain ways based upon society’s demands, Dinshaw examines gender identity and the effects of a patriarchal society. The focal point of Dinshaw’s argument is the idea that the literary text can be seen as the female body while any literary activities upon the text are decidedly male. Through a series of six provocative essays, Dinshaw argues that Chaucer was not only aware that gender is a social construction, but that he self-consciously worked to oppose the dominance of masculinity that a patriarchal society places on texts by creating works in which gender identity and hierarchy were more fluid.

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.

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

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

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.

Annotated Chaucer bibliography

Annotated Chaucer bibliography Author Mark Allen
ISBN-10 9781784997076
Release 2015-11-01
Pages 896
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Author of The Canterbury Tales and foundation of the English literary tradition, Geoffrey Chaucer has been popular with readers, writers and scholars for over 600 years. More than 4600 books, essays, poems, stories, recordings and websites pertaining to Chaucer were published between 1997 and 2010, and this bibliography identifies each of them separately, providing publication information and a descriptive summary of contents. The bibliography also offers several useful discovery aids to enable users to locate individual items of interest, whether it be a study of the Wife of Bath's love life, a video about Chaucer's language, advice on how to teach a particular poem by Chaucer, or a murder mystery that features Chaucer as detective. Useful for scholars, teachers and students alike, this volume is a must for academic libraries.