The movement of the Canterbury tales, Chaucer"s literary pilgrimage
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Published by Norwood Editions in Norwood, Pa .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400.,
  • Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages in literature.,
  • Tales, Medieval -- History and criticism.,
  • Storytelling in literature.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementby David R. Pichaske.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR1874 .P5
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 192 p. ;
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4547766M
ISBN 100848221729
LC Control Number77015973
OCLC/WorldCa3380450

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The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories told by pilgrims en route to Canterbury; but how does their movement shape the world around them, and how are they shaped by their world? This volume seeks to answer these questions by exploring expressions of mobility in Chaucer's frame narrative and tales. THE CANTERBURY TALES gathers twenty-nine of literature's most enduring (and endearing) characters in a vivid group portrait that captures the full spectrum of medieval society. From the Inside Flap Lively, absorbing, often outrageously funny, Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales is a work of genius, an undisputed classic that has held a special appeal for each generation of readers/5(). Summary and Analysis Chaucer's Retraction Summary. At the end of The Canterbury Tales stands Chaucer's curious retraction of most of his best asserts that anything that displeases should be imputed to his want of ability and not to his will. The Canterbury Tales was one of the first major works in literature written in English. Chaucer began the tales in and continued until his death in No text in his own hand still exists, but a surprising number of copies survive from the s - more than This suggests the tales were enormously popular in medieval England.