1300 36 33 32

This concise companion provides a succinct introduction to Chaucer's major works, the contexts in which he wrote, and to medieval thought more generally. It opens with a general introductory section discussing London life and politics, books and authority, manuscripts and readers. Subsequent sections focus on Chaucer's major works - the dream visions, "Troilus and Criseyde" and "The Canterbury Tales". Essays highlight the key religious, political and intellectual contexts for each major work. It also covers important general topics, including: medieval literary genres; dream theory; the Church; gender and sexuality; and, reading Chaucer aloud. It is designed so that each contextual essay can be read alongside one of Chaucer's major works.

Buy Concise Companion to Chaucer book by Corinne Saunders from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781405113885
ISBN-10: 140511388X
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 154mm x 23mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Concise Companion to Chaucer book by Corinne Saunders and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Corinne Saunders

Corinne Saunders is Reader in Medieval Literature at the University of Durham. Her previous publications include The Forest of Medieval Romance (1993), Rape and Ravishment in the Literature of Medieval England (2001), Chaucer (2001) in the Blackwell Guides to Criticism series, and A Companion to Romance: From Classical to Contemporary (Blackwell Publishing, 2004).

Books By Author Corinne Saunders

Recovery of Beauty by Corinne Saunders

The Recovery of Beauty

Hardback, August 2015
$156.83
Companion to Medieval Poetry by Corinne Saunders

A Companion to Medieval Poetry

Hardback, March 2010
$68.36
Body and the Arts by Corinne Saunders

The Body and the Arts

Hardback, March 2009
$209.11
Companion to Romance by Corinne Saunders

A Companion to Romance

Paperback, December 2006
$76.46