The Canterbury Tales

By Derek Pearsall

© 1985 – Routledge

396 pages

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Paperback: 9780415094443
pub: 1985-10-31
Hardback: 9781138136397
pub: 2016-02-08

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About the Book

This classic and eminently readable work provides a full critical introduction to the complete Canterbury Tales. Essential reading for students of Chaucer.


`For a student contemplating the purchase of one critical work on The Canterbury Tales, this is the one to buy. It combines persuasive, intelligent and jargon-free interpretation of Chaucer's poems with very useful running annotation of a wide range of contemporary criticism…A lively book which will surely remain the standard critical text for many years to come.' - Times Higher Education Supplement

`This urbane, witty and delightful book is likely to become a classic of Chaucer criticism, invaluable to students of The Canterbury Tales.' - Review of English Studies

`Unquestionably the best comprehensive study of Chaucer's poem in existence.' - A.C. Spearing, University of Virginia

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