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 Nun's Priest'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 Nun's Priest's contribution; Text and notes: The Nun's Priest's prologue; The Nun's Priest's tale; The Nun's Priest's epilogue; The Prioress, Madame Eglentine; The Nun's Priest; Chaucer's pilgrims; Pilgrims and pilgrimages; Geoffrey Chaucer; The tale told by the Nun's Priest; The power of the Church; Peasants and the life of Chaucer's widow; Styles of writing; Questions and themes; Glossary of frequently used words