Chaucer for Children

by Mrs. H. R. Haweis

Description: An introductory guide to Chaucer's Canterbury Tales with much explanatory material including a prologue introducing the poem, biographical material about Chaucer the tale-teller, and introductions to all the pilgrims. Excerpts from the poem itself are laid out side by side with the Old English version on the left and a modern English version on the right, with glosses in the margin explaining unfamiliar words, as well as footnotes to provide further information. Prose summaries are interspersed with the poetic selections. The title of this book may be misleading to modern audiences. It is definitely not for children below the age of 13, but will serve as a great introduction to Chaucer for both young adult and adult readers.

Additional information:

Ages:  13-18
Length:  113 pages
Format:  Paperback
Illustrations:  Color
Year published:  2023
ISBN:  978-1-63334-233-0
Genres:  Literature

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Table of Contents

Canterbury Tales:—

1. Chaucer’s Pilgrims
2. Chaucer’s Prologue
3. The Knight’s Tale
4. The Friar’s Tale
5. The Clerk’s Tale
6. The Franklin’s Tale
7. The Pardoner’s Tale

Minor Poems:—

1. Complaint of Chaucer to his Purse
2. Two Rondeaux
3. Virelai
4. Good Counsel of Chaucer

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