The Canterbury Tales: Fifteen Tales and the General Prologue : Authoritative Text, Sources and Backgrounds, Criticism
Each is presented in the original language, with normalized spelling and substantial annotations for modern readers. Among the new added to the Second Edition are the much-requested "Merchant's Tale" and the "Tale of Sir Thopas." "Sources and Backgrounds" are included for the General Prologue and for most of the tales, enabling students to understand The Canterbury Tales in light of relevant medieval ideas and attitudes and inviting comparison between Chaucer's work and his sources. "Criticism" includes nine essays, four of them new to this edition, by leading Chaucerians, among them F. R. H. DuBoulay, E. Talbot Donaldson, Barbara Nolani, and Lee Patterson. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.
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Wikipedia assures me that by the time Canterbury Tales was written, the frame story was a tried and true storytelling technique. If so, I really wish Chaucer had made better use of it - like actually ... Read full review
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