Chaucer and the Taverners of Ipswich: The Influence of His Paternal Ancestors Upon Some Portraits in the General Prologue and Upon His Descendants

Chaucer and the Taverners of Ipswich: The Influence of His Paternal Ancestors Upon Some Portraits in the General Prologue and Upon His Descendants

By: Beverly Boyd (author)Hardback

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New historical facts are brought to light by this distinguished professor of Chaucer studies. Those familiar with the poet will be engaged and delighted by this critical investigation of the Canterbury Tales. Professor Boyd, a specialist in Middle English, brings a new model of understanding to the work by revealing important aspects of the social relationships through interpretation of the Middle English prose in which it was written.

Contents

Introduction; Part I: The Taverners of Ipswich; 1 Who Were the Chaucers?; 2. John's Case; 3. The Descent of an Ipswich Tavern; Part II: Affectation Among the Pilgrims; 4. The Sergeant of the Lawe; 5. The Merchant; 6. The Prioress; 7. The Monk; 8. The Friar; Part III: Portraits of Provincial Pilgrims; 9. The Wife of Bath; 10. The Shipman; 11. The Knight's Yeoman; 12. The Franklin; 13. The Miller and the Reeve; 14. The Parson and the Plowman; Part IV: Suffolk Revisited; 15. Thomas Chaucer; 16. Alice Chaucer, Dutches of Suffolk; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773400634
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780773400634
  • ISBN10: 077340063X

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