Category: British Literature

CliffsNotes on Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales by James L. Roberts

By James L. Roberts

The unique CliffsNotes research publications supply professional observation on significant issues, plots, characters, literary units, and historic historical past. the most recent new release of titles during this sequence additionally positive aspects glossaries and visible parts that supplement the vintage, known format.
Join Chaucer's band of pilgrims on their trip in CliffsNotes at the Canterbury Tales. Chaucer's narrators characterize a large spectrum of society with numerous ranks and occupations. From the prestigious and noble Knight, to the pious abbess, the honorable Clerk, the wealthy landowner, the worldly and crude spouse, and on down the size to the low, vulgar Miller and chippie, and the corrupt Pardoner.
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The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser, Thomas Roche

By Edmund Spenser, Thomas Roche

'Great woman of the best Isle, whose lightLike Phoebus lampe in the course of the global doth shine'

The Faerie Queene was once probably the most influential poems within the English language. Dedicating his paintings to Elizabeth I, Spenser brilliantly united Arthurian romance and Italian renaissance epic to have a good time the consideration of the Virgin Queen. every one booklet of the poem recounts the hunt of a knight to accomplish a advantage: the pink Crosse Knight of Holinesse, who needs to slay a dragon and loose himself from the witch Duessa; Sir Guyon, Knight of Temperance, who escapes the Cave of Mammon and destroys Acrasia's Bowre of Bliss; and the lady-knight Britomart's look for her Sir Artegall, published to her in an enchanted reflect. even though composed as an ethical and political allegory, The Faerie Queene's magical surroundings captivated the imaginations of later poets from Milton to the Victorians.

This variation contains the letter to Raleigh, within which Spenser broadcasts his intentions for his poem, the commendatory verses by way of Spenser's contemporaries and his dedicatory sonnets to the Elizabethan courtroom, and is supplemented by way of a desk of dates and a word list.

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Number 11 by Jonathan Coe

By Jonathan Coe

This can be a novel concerning the enormous quantities of tiny connections among the private and non-private worlds and the way they have an effect on us all.

It's in regards to the legacy of conflict and the tip of innocence.

It's approximately how comedy and politics are combating it out and comedy may need won.

It's approximately how one hundred forty characters could make fools people all.

It's approximately residing in a urban the place bankers desire cinemas of their basements and others want nutrients banks down the street.

It is Jonathan Coe doing what he does top ­ - exhibiting us how we are living now.

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