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  • ISBN:9781316615607
  • Format:Paperback
  • Subject(s):English Literature
  • Author(s):Geoffrey Chaucer, James Winny
  • Available from: August 2016

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  • DESCRIPTION

    This edition of The Wife of Bath'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 James Winny, detailed notes and a comprehensive glossary.

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  • FEATURES
    • The complete text of The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale in a stunning new design.

    • Complete with an in-depth introduction by James Winny providing historical context and aiding understanding of Chaucer’s poetic devices and literary style.

    • Includes detailed notes and a comprehensive glossary.

  • CONTENTS
    • Introduction
    • Some notes on Chaucer's usage of Middle English
    • Note on the text
    • The Portrait of the Wife of Bath
    • The Wife of Bath's Prologue
    • The Wife of Bath's Tale
    • Notes
    • Appendix 1: Chaucer's Ballade of Gentillesse
    • Notes to Appendix 1
    • Appendix 2: Theophrastus on Marriage
    • Glossary.

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