Six-hundred-year-old tales with modern relevance. This stunning full-colour edition from the bestselling Cambridge School Chaucer series explores the complete text of The Miller's Prologue and Tale through a wide range of classroom-tested activities and illustrated information, including a map of the Canterbury pilgrimage, a running synopsis of the action, an explanation of unfamiliar words and suggestions for study. Cambridge School Chaucer makes medieval life and language more accessible, helping students appreciate Chaucer's brilliant characters, his wit, sense of irony and love of controversy.
Introduction; What are The Canterbury Tales?; Chaucer's language; The Miller's contribution; Text and notes: The portrait of the Miller (from The General Prologue); The Miller's prologue; The Miller's tale; Comparing The Miller's Tale with The Knight's Tale; Chaucer's pilgrims; Pilgrims and pilgrimages; Geoffrey Chaucer; Town versus gown: Life in Oxford in the fourteenth century; Astronomy and astrology; Religion and its place in everyday society; Discussion questions; Glossary of frequently used words