Australasia's Biggest Online Store

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

Oxford Guides to Chaucer
By

Rating

Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

Abbreviations; Introduction; Bibliographical note; The Canterbury Tales : Date; Text; Genre; Sources and analogues; Structure; Themes; Style; Language; Rhetoric, and Prosody

About the Author


Helen Cooper is Fellow in English at University College, Oxford.

Reviews

`Cooper's guide is a more powerful book than any previous aid or introduction to Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. It presents the lively and generous mind of a serious scholar and a sensitive reader.' Notes and Queries `a substantial work by a single author, with something of the proportions and production quality of a reference volume ... This is a major book with many virtues ... a book with much to offer its reader' J D Burnley, Review of English Studies `The first volume of a project three ... is marked by wit, learning, intelligence, and that rarest of critical virtues, good judgement. She has produced a genuine guide whose abundant information and good sense make it a sure foundation for serious work on The Canterbury Tales. Although especially useful for those, on any level, studying Chaucer for the first time, experienced Chaucerians will find it a helpful companion to The Riverside Chaucer. For teaching or research this is now the first book on The Canterbury Tales to consult after reading the text itself.' C. David Benson, Studies in the Age of Chaucer (US journal) `The sharpness, conciseness, and up-to-date information very good for students who need fairly quick insights and stimulus.' Sarah Carpenter, Lecturer, Department of English, University of Edinburgh 'Teachers preparing for lectures or tutorials and students preparing for exams will turn to Helen Cooper's guide because it critically assimilates so much information in an economical and readable style. Cooper clearly aims to offer sound criticism, and she does. Cooper's guide is a more powerful book than any previous aid or introduction to Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. It presents the lively and generous mind of a serious scholar and a sensitive reader.' Charlotte Morse, Virginia Commonwealth University, Notes and Queries, June 1991 'a sure-footed guide through very difficult scholarly terrain ... Dr Cooper's volume sets a dauntingly high standard for the execution of the aims of the series. Indeed, it is so good that I often feel that it should be kept out of the hands of my students since it makes otiose much of what I might say to them and says a great deal that it had never occurred to me to say. It is a well written and reliable guide through a mass of material that largely transcends the limitations of its form to offer critical analysis of lasting value.' A.S.G. Edwards, University of Victoria, Archiv fur das Stadium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen, 229. Band 144. Hargang 1. Halbjahresband 1992

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Oxford Guides to Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales (Oxford Guides to Chaucer) on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top