By Corinne Saunders
- Opens with a common introductory part discussing London lifestyles and politics, books and authority, manuscripts and readers.
- Subsequent sections specialise in Chaucer’s significant works – the dream visions, Troilus and Criseyde and The Canterbury Tales.
- Essays spotlight the foremost spiritual, political and highbrow contexts for every significant work.
- Also covers very important normal themes, together with: medieval literary genres; dream conception; the Church; gender and sexuality; and interpreting Chaucer aloud.
- Designed in order that each one contextual essay could be learn along one in every of Chaucer’s significant works.
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A Concise Companion to Chaucer (Concise Companions to Literature and Culture) by Corinne Saunders