The first feminist edition of these two tales. Wynne-Davies addresses the social and cultural context of the poems' production in a critical commentary to the texts. Also includes a line by line gloss and a historical introduction.From this it is clear that even in this case there can be no direct lineal ordering, for although the Clerka#39;s tale answers the Wifea#39;s, the stories of the ... an impossible /That any clerkwol speke good of wyvesa#39; (688a9) aandthatthe Clerk namesher personally at the end of his tale (1170a2). The Wife of Batha#39;scharacteris intimated inthe a#39;General Prologuea#39; and amply augmented in her ownintroduction tothe tale.
|Title||:||The Tales of The Clerk and The Wife of Bath|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2002-09-11|