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Chaucer's Pardoner's Prologue and Tale

Chaucer's Pardoner's Prologue and Tale: An Annotated Bibliography, 1900-1995

edited by Marilyn Sutton
Volume: 7
Copyright Date: 2000
Pages: 517
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    Chaucer's Pardoner's Prologue and Tale
    Book Description:

    The Chaucer Bibliography series aims to provide annotated bibliographies for all of Chaucer's work. This book summarizes 20th-century commentaries on Chaucer's "Pardoner's Prologue" and "Tale."

    eISBN: 978-1-4426-7290-1
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-vii)
  3. [Illustration]
    (pp. viii-viii)
  4. General Editorʼs Preface
    (pp. ix-xiv)
  5. Preface The Pardonerʼs Prologue and Tale
    (pp. xv-xx)
  6. Abbreviations
    (pp. xxi-xxvi)
  7. Introduction
    (pp. xxvii-lii)

    Any question regarding the composition ofPardTis complicated by the fact that the tale is only one of the Pardonerʼs several appearances. First introduced as one of a motley assemblage of pilgrims at the end ofGP, the Pardoner later interrupts the Wife of Bath to compliment her preaching and confuse readers with a reference to his imminent marriage. Following the Physicianʼspilous tale, the Host calls upon the Pardoner forsom myrthe or japes right anon. This summons places the Pardoner in a game of wits with his pilgrim audience: they, intent on warding off a tale ofribaudyeʼ, he,...

  8. Editions and Translations
    (pp. 1-38)
  9. Bibliographies, Indexes, and Textual Studies
    (pp. 39-52)
  10. Sources, Analogues, and Influences
    (pp. 53-76)
  11. The Pardoner Portrait in the General Prologue
    (pp. 77-154)
  12. The Pardonerʼs Interruption of The Wife of Bath
    (pp. 155-168)
  13. Pardonerʼs Prologue
    (pp. 169-196)
  14. The Pardonerʼs Tale 1877-1995
    (pp. 197-406)
  15. Index
    (pp. 407-445)