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The prioress"s tale

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Published by University of Oklahoma Press in Norman .
Written in English


  • Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400,
  • Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Poetry,
  • Tales, Medieval -- Criticism, Textual

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Beverly Boyd.
SeriesA Variorum edition of the works of Geoffrey Chaucer ;, v. 2., The Canterbury tales ;, pt. 20
ContributionsBoyd, Beverly, 1925-
LC ClassificationsPR1866 .R8 1983 pt. 20, PR1868.P55 .R8 1983 pt. 20
The Physical Object
Paginationxxviii, 195 p. :
Number of Pages195
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2730988M
ISBN 100806120452
LC Control Number86025064

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Excerpt from The Prioress's Tale and Other Tales: Done Into Modern English But down he knelt and dropped a tear. Then on his knees, with rueful face, He evermore implored her : Chaucer, Geoffrey, d., Walter W. Skeat. : The Prioress's Tale (): Wiebke Formann: Books. Skip to main content. Try Prime Books. Go Search EN ® Best Sellers Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Sell Us Your Books Best Books of the Month Kindle eBooks Author: Wiebke Formann. The Prioress’s Tale, one of the 24 stories in The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. The tale is based on an anti-Semitic legend of unknown origin that was popular among medieval Christians. The Prioress describes how a widow’s devout young son is abducted by Jews, who are supposedly prompted by Satan to murder. The Prioress' Tale shows the power of the meek and the poor who trust in Christ. The Prioress is a devoted and meek Christian lady (at least as she understands herself), and she begins by offering a prayer to Christ and especially to the Virgin Mary, the gist of which is that, because the Prioress is herself like a child, the Virgin must help her with this story in her honor.

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  The Prioress’s Tale (Middle English: The Prioresses Tale) follows The Shipman’s Tale in Geoffrey Chaucer‘s The Canterbury Tales. The story of the prioress talks about a child martyr killed by Jews, a common theme in Medieval Christianity, and much later criticism focuses on the tale’s antisemitism. About “The Canterbury Tales (The Prioress’s Tale)” Jewish people have been abused, mistreated and unjustly discriminated for years, not just during the holocaust. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer Previous Chapter Next Chapter The Prioress's Tale O Lord our Lord! thy name how marvellous Is in this large world y-spread! (quoth she) For not only thy laude* precious *praise Performed is by men of high degree, But by the mouth of children thy bounte* *goodness Performed is.   Create your own free book. Ourboox is the world's simplest free platform for creating, sharing and promoting digital picture e-books. Join us now and make your books .