York Notes Advanced: The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale

Geoffrey Chaucer

York Notes Advanced: The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale

By Geoffrey Chaucer
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Everything you need to know about The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale to succeed in your A Level or undergraduate studies.

Whether you’re an A Level student or an undergraduate, York Notes Advanced provide everything you need to know about Chaucer’s lively Medieval tale about men, women and marriage, from detailed section summaries and extended commentaries to key themes such as ‘Sexuality’ and ‘Dominance’. With in-depth notes on Narrative Techniques and Language and Style, and overviews of key critical responses and relevant contexts, York Notes Advanced will introduce you to a sophisticated analysis of the text, and provide an essential foundation for developing your own ideas and analysis.

Table of contents
  • Study methods
  • Introduction to the poems
  • Summaries with critical notes
  • Themes and techniques
  • Author biography
  • Historical and literary background
  • Modern and historical critical approaches
  • Chronology
  • Glossary of literary terms