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Palgrave Macmillan

How to Study Chaucer

Edition 2nd edition
ISBN 9780333762837
Publication Date November 2000
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Palgrave Study Guides:Literature

In this fresh edition of his tried-and-tested guide, Rob Pope continues to help students get to grips with Chaucer - all the way through from the first tentative encounters with the language to sophisticated critical and historical engagement with Chaucer's narrative art in context. All the commonly studied tales are featured, and each is approached through a series of clear and well-defined steps. In addition to guidance on 'translating' and interpreting Chaucer, there are new sections reviewing key terms and arguments in contemporary critical debates. This is a practical, authoritative and enjoyable handbook that brings the study of Chaucer right up-to-date.

ROB POPE is Professor of English at Oxford Brookes University.

General Editor's Preface
Getting Started
Studying The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales
How to Study The Canterbury Tales: The Knight's Tale
Study Frameworks for The Canterbury Tales
Further Study Frameworks
The Parliament of Fowls and the Dream Poems
Troilus and Criseyde
Writing an Essay on Chaucer
Common Topics and Current Debates
Further Reading
The 100 Most Commonly Misunderstood Words in Chaucer


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