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Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales

A Casebook

Edited by Lee Patterson

Publication Date - January 2007

ISBN: 9780195175745

252 pages
5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches


The ten essays selected for this book illuminate the central themes of the most frequently taught Canterbury Tales. These texts are appropriate for undergraduates and general readers and were edited carefully to ensure that references and allusions are explained in footnotes. Theoretical excursus and critical jousting have been either simplified or omitted entirely. At the end of each essay is an annotated list of further readings. The volumes editor is one of the most distinguished active Chaucerian scholars in the world.

About the Author(s)

Lee Patterson is Frederick W. Hilles Professor of English and Chair of Medieval Studies at Yale University.


"No reader, beginning or advanced, can fail to profit from reading and rereading these excellent critical responses to some of Chaucer's most popular tales."-Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching