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THE ICKABOG
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Canterbury Tales
A. C. Cawley
Malcolm Andrew
Classification : Poetry
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2009
Imprint : Everyman Classics
Page Extent : TBC
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9789380143224
Price : 275

About the book
Within the framework of a Christian pilgrimage, the sober and the frivolous, the noble and the salacious are thrown together as a humorous but representative illustration of an eclectic Medieval society. The worthy Knight, the drunken Miller, the hypocritical Pardoner and the lusty Wife of Bath are among the assorted pilgrims competing, as entertainment along the way, to tell the best tale : legends of chivalric and fantastical romance, lewd fabliaux and honourable tales of justice, war and love. Chaucer's shrewd eye for minutiae and skinful use of irony allows his characters unwittingly to condemn themselves, or quietly to commend themselves, and through perceptive personal insight to give a vivid sense of the variety of human experience.
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