Detailed textual analysis of the tales by the Miller , Nun's Priest , the Wife of Bath and the Pardoner , as well as the General Prologue invites you to sharpen your critical faculties, extend your knowledge and engage with the text itself in order to fully appreciate the work of this fascinating, complex and surprisingly modern writer. Whether you consider yourself an expert or a student, this study has something for you as it demonstrates the various approaches which can be used to learn about style, structure, multiple voices and the key themes of Chaucer's work. It offers a careful support and thoughtful framework upon which to base your own analysis and challenging you to form your own ideas and opinions.
GAIL ASHTON has spent fifteen years in the teaching profession, guiding students in a variety of schools. She has recently completed a doctorate in Medieval Literature.