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The Wife of Bath

Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 34 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2012-11-26
Category : Poetry
ISBN : 9781625581198

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The Wife of Bath by Geoffrey Chaucer Pdf

The Wyves Tale of Bathe and prologue are among the best-known of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. They give insight into the role of women in the Late Middle Ages and are probably of interest to Chaucer himself, for the character is one of his most developed ones, with her prologue twice as long as her tale.

The Selected Canterbury Tales: A New Verse Translation

Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Page : 439 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2012-03-27
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9780393341782

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The Selected Canterbury Tales: A New Verse Translation by Geoffrey Chaucer Pdf

Fisher's work is a vivid, lively, and readable translation of the most famous work of England's premier medieval poet. Preserving Chaucer's rhyme and meter and faithfully articulating his poetic voice, Fisher makes Chaucer's tales accessible to a contemporary ear.

The Good Wife of Bath

Author : Karen Brooks
Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
Page : 490 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2021-07-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781489277442

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The Good Wife of Bath by Karen Brooks Pdf

In the middle ages, a poet told a story that mocked a strong woman. It became a literary classic. But what if the woman in question had a chance to tell her own version? Who would you believe? 'Brooks' mischievous retelling [of Chaucer's The Wife of Bath] dials up the feminist themes - and the fun - to 11.' The Canberra Times England, The Year of Our Lord, 1364 When married off aged 12 to an elderly farmer, Eleanor Cornfed, who's constantly told to seek redemption for her many sins, quickly realises it won't matter what she says or does, God is not on her side - or any poor woman's for that matter. But Eleanor was born under the joint signs of Venus and Mars. Both a lover and a fighter, she will not bow meekly to fate. Even if five marriages, several pilgrimages, many lovers, violence, mayhem and wildly divergent fortunes (that swoop up and down as if spinning on Fortuna's Wheel itself) do not for a peaceful life make. Aided and abetted by her trusty god-sibling Alyson, the counsel of one Geoffrey Chaucer, and a good head for business, Eleanor fights to protect those she loves from the vagaries of life, the character deficits of her many husbands, the brutalities of medieval England and her own fatal flaw... a lusty appreciation of mankind. All while continuing to pursue the one thing all women want - control of their own lives. This funny, picaresque, clever retelling of Chaucer's 'Wife of Bath' from The Canterbury Tales is a cutting assessment of what happens when male power is left to run unchecked, as well as a recasting of a literary classic that gives a maligned character her own voice, and allows her to tell her own (mostly) true story. 'Astonishingly good - an instant classic. Certes 'tis a tale for everywoman.' Tea Cooper, Bestselling International Author

The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale

Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Page : 113 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2016-05-19
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781316615454

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The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer Pdf

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 Wife of Bath'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.

The Wives of Bath

Author : Susan Swan
Publisher : Vintage Canada
Page : 258 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2012-06-05
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780307363589

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The Wives of Bath by Susan Swan Pdf

Swan’s international bestselling novel The Wives of Bath, is both a shocking Gothic tale about a murder in a girls’ boarding school and an adolescent confession. Mouse and Paulie, reluctant fourteen-year-old boarders at Bath Ladies College, are confronted by the slippery quest for one small, vital thing: the thing that definitively makes boys different from girls. The novel was made into the feature film Lost and Delirious, shown in 34 countries. Since the film’s debut, young women all over the world have role-played the parts of Mouse, Tory and Paulie on the Lost and Delirious website.

Canterbury Tales

Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 318 pages
File Size : 53,5 Mb
Release : 1903
Category : Electronic
ISBN : STANFORD:36105047975771

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Chaucer Traditions

Author : Ruth Morse,Barry Windeatt
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Page : 296 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2006-11-02
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 0521031494

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Chaucer Traditions by Ruth Morse,Barry Windeatt Pdf

An important collection of essays which will be of interest to teachers and students of Chaucer.

Weeping for Dido

Author : Marjorie Curry Woods
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Page : 201 pages
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Release : 2019-02-05
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9780691188744

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Weeping for Dido by Marjorie Curry Woods Pdf

Saint Augustine famously “wept for Dido, who killed herself by the sword,” and many later medieval schoolboys were taught to respond in similarly emotional ways to the pain of female characters in Virgil’s Aeneid and other classical texts. In Weeping for Dido, Marjorie Curry Woods takes readers into the medieval classroom, where boys identified with Dido, where teachers turned an unfinished classical poem into a bildungsroman about young Achilles, and where students not only studied but performed classical works. Woods opens the classroom door by examining teachers’ notes and marginal commentary in manuscripts of the Aeneid and two short verse narratives: the Achilleid of Statius and the Ilias latina, a Latin epitome of Homer’s Iliad. She focuses on interlinear glosses—individual words and short phrases written above lines of text that elucidate grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, but that also indicate how students engaged with the feelings and motivations of characters. Interlinear and marginal glosses, which were the foundation of the medieval classroom study of classical literature, reveal that in learning the Aeneid, boys studied and empathized with the feelings of female characters; that the unfinished Achilleid was restructured into a complete narrative showing young Achilles mirroring his mentors, including his mother, Thetis; and that the Ilias latina offered boys a condensed version of the Iliad focusing on the deaths of young men. Manuscript evidence even indicates how specific passages could be performed. The result is a groundbreaking study that provides a surprising new picture of medieval education and writes a new chapter in the reception history of classical literature.


Author : Marion Turner
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Page : 626 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2020-09-22
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780691210155

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Chaucer by Marion Turner Pdf

"More than any other canonical English writer, Geoffrey Chaucer lived and worked at the centre of political life--yet his poems are anything but conventional. Edgy, complicated, and often dark, they reflect a conflicted world, and their astonishing diversity and innovative language earned Chaucer renown as the father of English literature. Marion Turner, however, reveals him as a great European writer and thinker. To understand his accomplishment, she reconstructs in unprecedented detail the cosmopolitan world of Chaucer's adventurous life, focusing on the places and spaces that fired his imagination. Uncovering important new information about Chaucer's travels, private life, and the early circulation of his writings, this innovative biography documents a series of vivid episodes, moving from the commercial wharves of London to the frescoed chapels of Florence and the kingdom of Navarre, where Christians, Muslims, and Jews lived side by side. The narrative recounts Chaucer's experiences as a prisoner of war in France, as a father visiting his daughter's nunnery, as a member of a chaotic Parliament, and as a diplomat in Milan, where he encountered the writings of Dante and Boccaccio. At the same time, the book offers a comprehensive exploration of Chaucer's writings, taking the reader to the Troy of Troilus and Criseyde, the gardens of the dream visions, and the peripheries and thresholds of The Canterbury Tales. By exploring the places Chaucer visited, the buildings he inhabited, the books he read, and the art and objects he saw, this landmark biography tells the extraordinary story of how a wine merchant's son became the poet of The Canterbury Tales." -- Publisher's description.

The Wife of Bath's Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

Author : Nicholas Marsh
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 96 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 1987
Category : British literature
ISBN : 0333422295

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The Wife of Willesden

Author : Zadie Smith
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 649 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2023-02-14
Category : Drama
ISBN : 9780593653746

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The Wife of Willesden by Zadie Smith Pdf

Zadie Smith's first time writing for the stage, a riotous twenty-first century translation of Geoffrey Chaucer's classic The Wife of Bath “Married five times. Mother. Lover. Aunt. Friend. She plays many roles round here. And never Scared to tell the whole of her truth, whether Or not anyone wants to hear it. Wife Of Willesden: pissed enough to tell her life Story to whoever has ears and eyes . . .” In her stage-writing debut, celebrated novelist and essayist Zadie Smith brings to life a comedic and cutting twenty-first century translation of Geoffrey Chaucer’s classic The Wife of Bath. The Wife of Willesden follows Alvita, a Jamaican-born British woman in her mid-50s, as she tells her life story to a band of strangers in a small pub on the Kilburn High Road. Wearing fake gold chains, dressed in knock-off designer clothes, and speaking in a mixture of London slang and patois, Alvita recalls her five marriages in outrageous, bawdy detail, rewrites her mistakes as triumphs, and shares her beliefs on femininity, sexuality, and misogyny with anyone willing to listen. A thoughtful reimagining of an unforgettable narrative of female sexual power, written with singular verve and wit, The Wife of Willesden shows why Zadie Smith is one of the sharpest and most versatile writers working today.

The Wife of Bath in Afterlife

Author : Betsy Bowden
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Page : 416 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 2017-10-25
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781611462449

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The Wife of Bath in Afterlife by Betsy Bowden Pdf

This study investigates interpretation of a late-fourteenth-century fictional character in both verbal and visual art of the period 1660–1810. Audiovisual analysis and diachronic afterlife studies intertwine concerning the Wife of Bath in songs, scholarship, commentary, poetic paraphrases, musical theater in London and on the Continent, paintings, and book illustrations.

De nuptiis

Author : Ralph Hanna,Traugott Lawler
Publisher : University of Georgia Press
Page : 300 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 1997
Category : History
ISBN : 0820319201

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De nuptiis by Ralph Hanna,Traugott Lawler Pdf

The three medieval texts that make up Jankyn's Book of Wikked Wyves have formed a vital part of Chaucerian research for more than half a century. Integrated here for the first time, these texts now form a cornerstone volume of the Chaucer Library series. Near the end of her prologue, Chaucer's Wife of Bath tells how her fifth husband, Jankyn, a clerk of Oxford, taunted her by reading from a collection of antifeminist tracts. The contents of Jankyn's book include three texts that enjoyed wide distribution in the later Middle Ages: Walter Map's "Dissuasio Valerii," Theophrastus's "De Nuptiis," and Jerome's "Adversus Jovinianum." The first two are reproduced in their entirety in this volume, with selections from the third. The editors examine Jankyn's book from many angles, including the extensive manuscript sources from which it may be reconstructed, background information for its literary appreciation, and Chaucer's use of the materials. The publication of this volume, the fourth in the Chaucer Library, represents a major event for medievalists.


Author : John Took
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Page : 608 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2021-12-14
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780691208930

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Dante by John Took Pdf

"For all that has been written about the author of the Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) remains the best guide to his own life and work. Dante's writings are therefore never far away in this authoritative and comprehensive intellectual biography, which offers a fresh account of the medieval Florentine poet's life and thought before and after his exile in 1302. Beginning with the often violent circumstances of Dante's life, the book examines his successive works as testimony to the course of his passionate humanity: his lyric poetry through to the Vita nova as the great work of his first period; the Convivio, De vulgari eloquentia and the poems of his early years in exile; and the Monarchia and the Commedia as the product of his maturity. Describing as it does a journey of the mind, the book confirms the nature of Dante's undertaking as an exploration of what he himself speaks of as "maturity in the flame of love." The result is an original synthesis of Dante's life and work."

What Women Want Most

Author : Thomas J. Hatton,Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher : Dramatic Publishing
Page : 26 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 1982
Category : Drama
ISBN : 0871293781

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What Women Want Most by Thomas J. Hatton,Geoffrey Chaucer Pdf