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The Pardoner's Tale: York Notes Advanced (Paperback): Geoffrey Chaucer The Pardoner's Tale: York Notes Advanced (Paperback)
Geoffrey Chaucer 2
R211 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R31 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

York Notes, the ultimate study guides

The Riverside Chaucer - Reissued with a new foreword by Christopher Cannon (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Geoffrey Chaucer,... The Riverside Chaucer - Reissued with a new foreword by Christopher Cannon (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Geoffrey Chaucer, Larry D. Benson
R710 Discovery Miles 7 100 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The third edition of the definitive collection of Chaucer's Complete Works, reissued with a new foreword by Christopher Cannon. Since F. N. Robinson's second edition of the The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer was published in 1957, there has been a dramatic increase in Chaucer scholarship. This has not only enriched our understanding of Chaucer's art, but has also enabled scholars, working for the first time with all the source-material, to recreate Chaucer's authentic texts. For the third edition, an international team of experts completely re-edited all the works, added glosses to appear on the page with the text, and greatly expanded the introductory material, explanatory notes, textual notes, bibliography, and glossary. In short, the Riverside Chaucer is the fruit of many years' study - the most authentic and exciting edition available of Chaucer's Complete Works.

Dominoes: One: Five Canterbury Tales Audio Pack (Mixed media product, 2nd Revised edition): Geoffrey Chaucer Dominoes: One: Five Canterbury Tales Audio Pack (Mixed media product, 2nd Revised edition)
Geoffrey Chaucer; Edited by (consulting) Bill Bowler
R402 Discovery Miles 4 020 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Dominoes is a full-colour, interactive readers series that offers students a fun reading experience while building their language skills. With integrated activities, and exciting, fully dramatized audio for every story, the new edition of the series makes reading motivating for students while making it easy for you to develop their reading and language skills. Listen along with downloadable MP3 Audio.

Oxford Playscripts: The Canterbury Tales (Paperback, New ed): Geoffrey Chaucer Oxford Playscripts: The Canterbury Tales (Paperback, New ed)
Geoffrey Chaucer; Edited by (consulting) Martin Riley
R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An engaging classroom playscript. Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer is dead! In a dramatic attempt to bring him back to life, four medieval alchemists invite a group of Chaucer's best-known pilgrims - the Knight, the Wife of Bath, the Pardoner, the Nun's Priest, and the Miller - to tell their Canterbury Tales. New, innovative activities specifically tailored to support the KS3 Framework for Teaching English and help students to fulfil the Framework objectives. Activities include work on Speaking and Listening, close text analysis, and the structure of playscripts, and act as a springboard for personal writing.

A Treatise on the Astrolabe (Hardcover, New Ed): Geoffrey Chaucer A Treatise on the Astrolabe (Hardcover, New Ed)
Geoffrey Chaucer; Edited by Sigmund Eisner
R1,910 Discovery Miles 19 100 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"A Treatise the Astrolabe" by Geoffrey Chaucer is the work of an avid amateur astronomer who happened also to be England's greatest medieval poet. A user of the astrolabe can plot the movement of the stars, tell time, and calculate numerous other results. Chaucer translated and revised a standard Latin treatment of the astrolabe. His treatise, which is generally regarded as one of the first technical manuals in English and a model of how technical manuals should be written.

Not since 1872 has a free-standing edition of "A Treatise the Astrolabe" been published. Thanks to the expertise of its editor, Sigmund Eisner, who supplies sixty-eight illustrations, this Variorum edition provides a more detailed exposition than previously available. Eisner's extensive labors result in the first complete record of textual variants found in the thirty-two surviving manuscripts of the work and in all the major printed text published between 1532 and 1987. This landmark edition also presents a thorough digest of all published commentary on Chaucer's treatise.

Amplified by sixty-eight illustrations, this variorum edition of Chaucer's "A Treatise on the Astrolabe" provides a more detailed exposition of the treatise than has ever before been available.

The Romaunt of the Rose (Hardcover, New Ed): Geoffrey Chaucer The Romaunt of the Rose (Hardcover, New Ed)
Geoffrey Chaucer
R1,910 Discovery Miles 19 100 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Romaunt of the Rose translates in abridged form a long dream vision, part elegant romance, part rollicking satire, written in France during the thirteenth century. The French original, Le Roman de la Rose, had a profound influence on Chaucer, who says he translated the work. From the sixteenth century to the mid-nineteenth, scholars assumed that the Romaunt comprised large fragments of that translation. Subsequent debates have divided the Romaunt into two or three segments, and proffered arguments that Chaucer was responsible for one or more of them, or for none. The current consensus is that he almost certainly wrote the first 1,705 lines.

Charles Dahlberg's edition of the Romaunt provides a full summary of scholarship on the question of authorship as well as other important topics, including a useful survey of the influence of the French poem on Chaucer.

The Summoner's Tale (Hardcover, New Ed): Geoffrey Chaucer The Summoner's Tale (Hardcover, New Ed)
Geoffrey Chaucer
R1,422 Discovery Miles 14 220 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Part Seven

Once reviled as an example of Chaucer at his most tasteless and omitted from some editions of The Canterbury Tales, this scatological anecdote has over time been accorded genuine admiration, first grudging and finally unabashed.

As in The Miller's Tale, Chaucer has elaborated a simple fart joke into pungent satire against human foibles. Here too, through subtle references to religious lore, Chaucer transforms mere vulgarity into a truly clever jest and, in the opinion of some critics, a serious commentary on important issues. The particular target of the tale's satire is a friar who is so blinded by greed, hypocrisy, and anger that he cannot see how others perceive him.

The Squire's Tale (Hardcover, New): Geoffrey Chaucer The Squire's Tale (Hardcover, New)
Geoffrey Chaucer
R1,327 Discovery Miles 13 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Part Twelve

In the list of scholarly problems it presents, The Squire's Tale ranks among the highest in The Canterbury Tales. Being incomplete and coming to a halt on a baffling note-was it in fact evolving into a tale of incest?-the tale has undergone the most remarkable shift in critic acceptance of any of Chaucer's works.

This tale of oriental wonder, with its strong base in magic, excited the admiration of Chaucer's contemporaries and inspired Spenser's imitative speculation and Milton's famous desire that the old poet be summoned up to finish his task. It retained for the eighteenth and most of the nineteenth centuries its Gothic fascination, being ranked with the very best of Chaucer's work. In the second half of the twentieth century, it has been seen from a number of provocative perspectives. Is it a parody of the long Eastern romance? Is it a satire on the values of an aristocracy whose time is past? Is it a rhetorical joke on Chaucer's part, extending the character of the young Squire into an earnest and somewhat naive competition with his father, the Knight? The concerns of contemporary scholarship reveal as much about the critical temper of the time as about the work itself.

On its own merits The Squire's Tale compels our attention as an example of Chaucer's wide-ranging and sometimes inscrutable genius. It provides us with an exotic literary type not otherwise represented in the Tales. It reverberates, in its discussion of 'gentilesse' with other such discussions in Chaucer's poetry; it demonstrates, in its use of the love-vision and the complaint, the experimental ways in which Chaucer handles the conventions of French poetry. Perhaps most fascinating is the range of Chaucer's mind revealed by the casual uses of the science of his time: its knowledge of meteorology, optics, glass and metal work, astrology, and astronomy. The tale offers yet one more example of Chaucer's genius at work, speaking to us in a voice that is at once suggestive, provocative, and mystifying as always.

The Prioress's Tale (Hardcover, 1st ed): Geoffrey Chaucer The Prioress's Tale (Hardcover, 1st ed)
Geoffrey Chaucer
R1,427 Discovery Miles 14 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Part Twenty

Of all Chaucer's tales in the Canterbury Group, The Prioress's Tale of the Virgin Mary and the murdered child ranks among the most popular and surely the most admired for its artistry. Nonetheless, it has encountered its fair share of somewhat hostile criticism on purely social and cultural grounds, owing in part to a negative evaluation of the Prioress herself (she is seen by some as a shallow person who does not recognize the harmful implications of her utterances), in part to the anti-Semitic cast of the tale.

Beverly Boyd's tough-minded, crisp approach to the tale enables her to present an overview of the great diversity of scholarship in both the sympathetic and hostile approaches to the work; to examine its strongest ingredients, the liturgical borrowings that form a kind of subtext; and thus to offer a balanced view of one of Chaucer's most carefully crafted poems.

Her examination of the sources and analogues, of Miracles of the Virgin, of considerations of style and structure, along with a full treatment of the textual tradition of the Prioress's Sequence and an unusually full corpus of explanatory notes, taken together, provide a rich and complete edition of the tale, one that will prove to be of exceptional value for the teacher and the scholar.

Dominoes: One: Five Canterbury Tales (Paperback, New Ed): Geoffrey Chaucer Dominoes: One: Five Canterbury Tales (Paperback, New Ed)
Geoffrey Chaucer
R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The year is 1386 and the first flowers of spring are here. A number of pilgrims are going to Canterbury to visit the tomb of Saint Thomas Becket, and they all tell stories on the way. Who should be the stronger in a marriage - the husband or the wife? And what happens when two men fall in love with the same woman? In these five stories from Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales we find different answers to these questions from the Knight, the Wife of Bath, the Clerk of Oxford, the Merchant, and the Franklin.

The Merchant's Prologue and Tale (Paperback, Updated edition): Geoffrey Chaucer The Merchant's Prologue and Tale (Paperback, Updated edition)
Geoffrey Chaucer; Edited by Maurice Hussey
R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The classic respected series in a stunning new design. This edition of The Merchant'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 Maurice Hussey, detailed notes and a comprehensive glossary.

The Canterbury Tales (Paperback): Geoffrey Chaucer The Canterbury Tales (Paperback)
Geoffrey Chaucer 1
R97 R86 Discovery Miles 860 Save R11 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. 'Full wise is he that can himselven knowe.' Written at the end of the fourteenth century, the poet Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales are a collection of stories told in Middle-English. Thirty pilgrims leave Southwark to travel to a shrine in Canterbury and become the narrators, telling each other stories of chivalrous romance, fable, parable, debate and comedy as they journey. Their accounts of the human condition remain as resonant today as when they were first written.

The Selected Canterbury Tales - A New Verse Translation (Paperback): Geoffrey Chaucer The Selected Canterbury Tales - A New Verse Translation (Paperback)
Geoffrey Chaucer; Translated by Sheila Fisher
R408 Discovery Miles 4 080 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the tradition of Seamus Heaney s Beowulf and Marie Borroff s Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Sheila Fisher s The Selected Canterbury Tales is a vivid, lively, and readable translation of the most famous work of England s premier medieval poet. Preserving Chaucer s rhyme and meter, Fisher makes these tales accessible to a contemporary ear while inviting readers to the Middle English original on facing pages. Her informative introduction highlights Chaucer s artistic originality in his memorable portrayals of surprisingly modern women and men from across the spectrum of medieval society."

The General Prologue - Part One A and Part One B (Hardcover): Geoffrey Chaucer The General Prologue - Part One A and Part One B (Hardcover)
Geoffrey Chaucer
R3,310 Discovery Miles 33 100 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Part One

This monumental edition, in two volumes, presents a full record of commentary, both textual and interpretive, on the best known and most widely studied part of Chaucer's work, The General Prologue of The Canterbury Tales.

Part One A contains a critical commentary, a textual commentary, text, collations, textual notes, an appendix of sources for the first eighteen lines of The General Prologue, and a bibliographical index.

Because most explication of The General Prologue is directed to particular points, details, and passages, the present edition has devoted Part One B to the record of such commentary. This volume, compiled by Malcolm Andrew, also includes overviews of commentary on coherent passages such as the portraits of the pilgrims.

The Canterbury Tales (Paperback, New): Geoffrey Chaucer The Canterbury Tales (Paperback, New)
Geoffrey Chaucer; Translated by David Wright; Introduction by Christopher Cannon; Notes by Christopher Cannon
R223 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R34 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Whoever best acquits himself, and tells The most amusing and instructive tale, Shall have a dinner, paid for by us all...' In Chaucer's most ambitious poem, The Canterbury Tales (c. 1387), a group of pilgrims assembles in an inn just outside London and agree to entertain each other on the way to Canterbury by telling stories. The pilgrims come from all ranks of society, from the crusading Knight and burly Miller to the worldly Monk and lusty Wife of Bath. Their tales are as various as the tellers, including romance, bawdy comedy, beast fable, learned debate, parable, and Eastern adventure. The resulting collection gives us a set of characters so vivid that they have often been taken as portraits from real life, and a series of stories as hilarious in their comedy as they are affecting in their tragedy. Even after 600 years, their account of the human condition seems both fresh and true. This new edition of David Wright's acclaimed translation includes a new critical introduction and invaluable notes by a leading Chaucer scholar. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale (Paperback, Updated edition): Geoffrey Chaucer The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale (Paperback, Updated edition)
Geoffrey Chaucer; Edited by James Winny, Sean Kane, Beverley Winny
R395 Discovery Miles 3 950 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The classic respected series in a stunning new design. 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.

The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale - A Variorum Edition of the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, Volume... The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale - A Variorum Edition of the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, Volume 2, Parts 5A and 5B (Hardcover)
Geoffrey Chaucer; Edited by Mark Allen, John H. Fisher
R2,410 Discovery Miles 24 100 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Wife of Bath is the most vibrant character in The Canterbury Tales - and arguably the most famous. In creating his brilliant portrayal of the talkative wife, Chaucer weaves a dazzling array of allusions to biblical, classical, patristic, and vernacular sources. These two volumes - the most recent contribution to the Variorum Chaucer series - integrate six hundred years of scholarship on The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale. Editors Mark Allen and John H. Fisher present a comprehensive record of the textual traditions of the tale and of the critical commentary from the earliest manuscripts to the mid-1990s. Part A (the first volume) includes the text of Chaucer's poem, accompanied by exhaustive collation of the ten most valuable manuscript witnesses to the text and all twenty-two of the major editions. Also included in Part A are an introduction to the text, and extensive discussions of sources and analogues, genres, theoretical approaches, and major themes. A bibliographical index concludes the scholarly apparatus in Part A. In Part B (the second volume), the editors present a line-by-line, often word-by-word, record of the legacy of Chaucer's text, including variants, glosses, editors' notes, and observations by scholars through the ages.

The Canterbury Tales (Paperback): Geoffrey Chaucer The Canterbury Tales (Paperback)
Geoffrey Chaucer; Introduction by Lesley A. Coote; Notes by Lesley A. Coote 1
R131 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R15 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

During his life, Geoffrey Chaucer (born c.1340) was courtier, diplomat, revenue collector, administrator, negotiator, overseer of building projects, landowner and knight of the shire. He was servant, retainer, husband, friend and father, but is now mainly known as a poet and 'the father of English literature', a postion to which he was raised by other writers in the generation after his death. It was Boccaccio's Decameron which inspired Chaucer, in the 1390s, to begin work on The Canterbury Tales, which was still unfinished at his death in October 1400. It tells the story of a group of 30 pilgrims who meet at the Tabard Inn in Southwark, on the south bank of the Thames opposite the city of London, and travel together to visit the then famous shrine of St Thomas Becket in Canterbury cathedral. The tavern host, who accompanies them, suggests that they amuse one another along the way by telling stories, with the best storyteller awarded a meal in the tavern (paid for by all the others) on their return. The stories told by the pilgrims range from bawdy comedies through saints' lives and moral tracts to courtly romances, always delivered with a generous helping of Chaucer's own sly wit and ironic humour. Although basing his characters on the stereotypes of 'estates satire', Chaucer succeeds in his aim of producing an overview of his times and their culture, for posterity, in the manner of Italian, proto-Renaissance, writers.This transcription and edition is taken from British Library MS Harley 7334, produced within ten years of Chaucer's death. The on-page notes and glosses aim to enable readers with little or no previous experience of medieva

Dominoes: One: Five Canterbury Tales Pack (Mixed media product, New edition): Geoffrey Chaucer Dominoes: One: Five Canterbury Tales Pack (Mixed media product, New edition)
Geoffrey Chaucer
R403 Discovery Miles 4 030 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The year is 1386 and the first flowers of spring are here. A number of pilgrims are going to Canterbury to visit the tomb of Saint Thomas Becket, and they all tell stories on the way. Who should be the stronger in a marriage - the husband or the wife? And what happens when two men fall in love with the same woman? In these five stories from Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales we find different answers to these questions from the Knight, the Wife of Bath, the Clerk of Oxford, the Merchant, and the Franklin.

Chaucer (Paperback): Geoffrey Chaucer Chaucer (Paperback)
Geoffrey Chaucer
R106 R88 Discovery Miles 880 Save R18 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Canterbury Tales (Paperback, 2nd edition): Geoffrey Chaucer The Canterbury Tales (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Geoffrey Chaucer; Edited by Robert Boenig, Andrew Taylor
R861 R789 Discovery Miles 7 890 Save R72 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Broadview Canterbury Tales is an edition of the complete tales in a text based on the famous Ellesmere Manuscript. Here one may read a Middle English text that is closer to what Chaucer's scribe, Adam Pinkhurst, actually wrote than that in any other modern edition. Unlike most editions, which draw on a number of manuscripts to recapture Chaucer's original intention, this edition preserves the text as it was found in one influential manuscript. A sampling of facsimile pages from the original manuscript is also included, along with a selection of other works that give the reader a rich sense of the cultural, political, and literary worlds in which Chaucer lived. The second edition includes a new Middle English glossary, a timeline of Chaucer's life and times, and detailed page headers showing the fragment and line numbers to assist readers in finding a specific section of the poem.

The Canterbury Tales - A Facsimile and Transcription of the Hengwrt Manuscript, with Variations from the Ellesmere Manuscript... The Canterbury Tales - A Facsimile and Transcription of the Hengwrt Manuscript, with Variations from the Ellesmere Manuscript (Hardcover, Facsimile Ed)
Geoffrey Chaucer
R5,089 Discovery Miles 50 890 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This facsimile edition is a complete reproduction of the most reliable of the medieval manuscripts of The Canterbury Tales-the Hengwrt Manuscript (or Peniarth 392 D), now in the National Library of Wales, in Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire. Because it is to serve as the basic text of the Tales for the projected multivolume Variorum Edition of Chaucer's complete works, much deliberation was given to the choice of the Hengwrt Manuscript. Scribed in the late fourteenth or early fifteenth century, it is one of the earliest extant manuscripts of the Tales.

A Complete Concordance to the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer - Edited by Akio Oizumi. Vol. 16: A Lexicon of Troilus and Criseyde,... A Complete Concordance to the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer - Edited by Akio Oizumi. Vol. 16: A Lexicon of Troilus and Criseyde, vol. I: A - G With the assistance of Kunihiro Miki. (Hardcover)
Geoffrey Chaucer; Edited by Akio Oizumi; Assisted by Kunihiro Miki
R6,891 R4,985 Discovery Miles 49 850 Save R1,906 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A Complete Concordance to the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, edited by Akio Oizumi. Vol. 16: A Lexicon of Troilus and Criseyde, vol. I: A - G With the assistance of Kunihiro Miki.

A Complete Concordance to the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer - Edited by Akio Oizumi. Vol. 16: A Lexicon of Troilus and Criseyde,... A Complete Concordance to the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer - Edited by Akio Oizumi. Vol. 16: A Lexicon of Troilus and Criseyde, vol. II: H - R With the assistance of Kunihiro Miki. (Hardcover)
Geoffrey Chaucer; Edited by Akio Oizumi; Assisted by Kunihiro Miki
R6,892 R4,987 Discovery Miles 49 870 Save R1,905 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A Complete Concordance to the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, edited by Akio Oizumi. Vol. 16: A Lexicon of Troilus and Criseyde, vol. II: H - R With the assistance of Kunihiro Miki.

A Complete Concordance to the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer - Edited by Akio Oizumi. Vol. 16: A Lexicon of Troilus and Criseyde,... A Complete Concordance to the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer - Edited by Akio Oizumi. Vol. 16: A Lexicon of Troilus and Criseyde, vol. III: S - Z With the assistance of Kunihiro Miki. (Hardcover, None ed.)
Geoffrey Chaucer; Edited by Akio Oizumi; Assisted by Kunihiro Miki
R6,901 R4,996 Discovery Miles 49 960 Save R1,905 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A Complete Concordance to the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, edited by Akio Oizumi. Vol. 16: A Lexicon of Troilus and Criseyde, vol. III: S - Z With the assistance of Kunihiro Miki.

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