Troilus and Criseyde: A Readers Guide by Jenni NuttallTroilus and Criseyde: A Readers Guide by Jenni Nuttall

Troilus and Criseyde: A Readers Guide

byJenni Nuttall

Paperback | November 26, 2012

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'Troilus and Criseyde', Geoffrey Chaucer's most substantial completed work, is a long historical romance; its famous tale of love and betrayal in the Trojan War later inspired William Shakespeare. This reader's guide, written specifically for students of medieval literature, provides a scene-by-scene paraphrase and commentary on the whole text. Each section explains matters of meaning, interpretation, plot structure and character development, the role of the first-person narrating voice, Chaucer's use of his source materials and elements of the poem's style. Brief and accessible discussions of key themes and sources (for example the art of love, the holy bond of things, Fortune and Thebes) are provided in separate textboxes. An ideal starting point for studying the text, this book helps students through the initial language barrier and allows readers to enjoy and understand this medieval masterpiece.
Title:Troilus and Criseyde: A Readers GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.39 inPublished:November 26, 2012Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521138760

ISBN - 13:9780521138765


Table of Contents

Introduction; Book I; Book II; Book III; Book IV; Book V; Further reading; Index.