Chaucer and the Canterbury Tales: A Short Introduction

Chaucer and the Canterbury Tales: A Short Introduction

Author(s): John C. Hirsh

Published Online: 21 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631225614

Online ISBN: 9780470775820

DOI: 10.1002/9780470775820

About this Book

This concise and lively survey introduces students with no prior knowledge to Chaucer, and particularly to The Canterbury Tales. Provides essential facts about Chaucer, as well as a framework for thinking about his poetry. Encourages an engaged reading of The Canterbury Tales. Introduces students to the historical and religious background needed to understand the contexts in which Chaucer wrote.


  • Provides essential facts about Chaucer, as well as a framework for thinking about his poetry.
  • Encourages an engaged reading of The Canterbury Tales.
  • Introduces students to the historical and religious background needed to understand the contexts in which Chaucer wrote.

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