General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales
Oxford University Press, 1994 - Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages in literature - 152 pages
Presents the text of Chaucer's General Prologue, from the Riverside text with support on the portraits of individual pilgrims. This edition has notes on the text and an Approaches section offering commentary and activities on key themes, such as Chaucer's portrayal of medieval society and his ironical tone.
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Activity admire appearance Approaches Bawdeswell behaviour Canterbury characters Chaucer and Medieval Christian Church Clerk clothes compaignye Compare corage corrupt court courtepy courtly critics describe Doctor of Physic ecclesiastical Eileen Power Ellesmere manuscript four humours Franklin French Friar gentil Geoffrey Chaucer greet Guildsmen honour humours indulgences ironic irony Jill Mann journey Knight land lord magyk Manciple Maurice Keen mean Medieval Estates Satire Merchant Middle English Miller Modern English monastery Monk Monk's moral motives noble Notes Oxford Pardoner Pardoner's parfit parish Perhaps Chaucer person Piers Plowman pilgrimage pilgrims pleyn Ploughman poem portrait povre priests Prioress profit Prologue Reeve religious Seint semed sentence Sergeant sexual seyde shal Shipman shrine skill social society Squire suggests Summoner Summoner's swich Tabard tale Terry Jones ther therto trade tradition verb vileynye wealth Wel koude weren weye whan Wife of Bath wolde words worthy Yeoman