Chaucer in Context: Society, Allegory and Gender - Manchester Medieval Studies (Paperback)S. H. Rigby (author)
Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 23/01/1997
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Amongst the most written about works of English literature, Chaucer's Canterbury Tales still defy categorization, claims the author of this book. Was Chaucer a poet of profound religious piety or a sceptic who questioned all religious and moral certainties? Do his pilgrims reflect the society of the day, or were they a product of an already well-established literary tradition and convention? Surveying and assessing competing critical approaches to Chaucer's work, this text emphasizes a need to see Chaucer in historical context; the context of the social and political concerns of his own day.
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 285 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 12 mm
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