2007 | 416 Pages | ISBN: 0791095622 | PDF | 3 MB
Referring to Chaucer as “the major literary artist in the English language” aside from Shakespeare, Harold Bloom examines The Canterbury Tales. Also in this edition, Bloom specifically examines “Knight’s Tale” and “Wife of Bath’s Tale” along with its prologue. Also featured is a comprehensive biography of Geoffrey Chaucer, a user’s guide, detailed plot summaries of each novel, extracts from important critical essays, a complete bibliography of Chaucer’s works, an index of themes and ideas, and editor’s notes and introduction by Harold Bloom. This series, Bloom’s Major Poets, is edited by Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities, Yale University; Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Professor of English, New York University Graduate School; preeminent literary critic of our time.